Dr Kerry Woods is a Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Assessment Research Centre in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. Since joining the Assessment Research Centre in 2002, Dr Woods has specialised in the design and use of surveys and achievement testing materials for large scale programs of evaluation. She has conducted evaluation studies of the deployment of native-speaking English teachers in Hong Kong primary and secondary schools, and of the impact of new technologies on learning outcomes for students in primary, secondary and special education schools. Since 2006, her research interests have centred on the design and validation of measures of communication and literacy to support teachers’ decisions about the instruction of their students with learning difficulties. Her work has led to the development of an integrated program of advice and support for teachers of students with additional learning needs.