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Dr. Kim Schildkamp is an associate professor in the Faculty of Behavioural, Management, and Social Sciences of the University of Twente in the Netherlands. Kim’s research focuses on (professional development in) data-informed decision making. She is a Fulbright scholarship recipient, which she used to study data use in Louisiana. She is the current president of ICSEI (International Congress on School Effectiveness and Improvement). She is the Chair of the zone “Facilitating professional development and support for lecturers” of the Dutch National Acceleration Plan for Educational Innovation with IC. She is the global editor of the Journal of Professional Capital and Community. She developed the data team® procedure, which has been used in different countries (e.g., The Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, USA), and has received the European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning (EAPRIL) best research-practice award. She has published widely on the use of (assessment) data. She has received grants from NWO/NRO, the EU (Erasmus plus, Comenius), The Spencer Foundation, The Ministry of Education, STW (Sience and Technology fund, the Netherlands), and several school boards. She has several international collaborations (e.g., with the University of Auckland, Antwerp University, and The University of California San Diego). For more information see

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Edicational science, University of Twente

Award Date: 15 May 2007

External positions

President, International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI)

10 Jan 201921 Jan 2021

Chair of the zone “Facilitating professional development and support for lecturers” of the Acceleration Plan for Educational Innovation with ICT, Versnellingsplan Onderwijsinnovatie met ICT

23 Nov 20181 Jan 2023

Board member, Interuniversitair Centrum voor Onderwijswetenschappen (ICO)

2017 → …


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