Meet the team

Experts in fair assessment

In 2014, the seed was planted from which Comproved has grown. At that time, University of Antwerp, imec and University of Ghent jointly started a research project with the central question: what is the added value of comparative judgement for the evaluation of complex skills? The project was named D-PAC (Development of a Platform for the Assessment of Competences). In the years that followed, we – the researchers – became experts in education, assessment and (comparative) judgement.

The research project resulted in a good number of PhDs and publications. Because we needed real-life assessment situations, we worked together with teachers. They increasingly asked: ‘Will we still be able to use the tool if the research project stops?
This is how Comproved was born. Comproved helps lecturers and assessors to assess fairly and with quality. We do this with knowledge and with practical tooling.

The team

Maarten Goossens, co-founder
Maarten Goossens

As a former teacher, Maarten knows how difficult assessing can be. He’s an expert in translating research results into practice. Maarten has been a sparring partner for more than 50 organizations. His analytical skills help educational institutions sharpen their assessments.

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Marije Lesterhuis

Marije obtained her PhD on the quality of assessments when applying comparative judgement. She can tell you everything about reliability, efficiency and validity. Do you want to work out how comparative judgement fits in your organization? Marije will get you started!

Roos Van Gasse, co-founder
Roos Van Gasse

Roos Van Gasse is an all-round assessment expert. Her PhD research was about the use of test data by teachers to improve their instructions. With this background, Roos is the perfect partner in crime when you want to use assessments to improve your organization.

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Tine Stoop

marketing and communications officer

As a content marketer, Tine believes in strong and relevant content to build a relationship with the target audience in order to further develop a brand. In January 2022 she joined Comproved to continue writing its story.

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Prof. dr. Sven De Maeyer

academic advisor

Sven De Maeyer is a full-time professor in the Department of Training and Educational Sciences at the University of Antwerp. His research focuses on all issues related to measurement and evaluation. If you want advice on research into comparative judgement, he’s your man.

Comproved is a spin-off of five years scientific research into comparative judgement with:

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