The topic of our Annual Afternoon Tea Forum is Collecting Quality Assessment Data From Our Students: how much is too much?
The abstract for a recent study on how secondary school English teachers score NAPLAN states: ‘The ubiquitous use of mass testing regimes in school-based education throughout the Western world continues to be controversial and contested’. Our 2019 Forum provides opportunity for educators with a heavy workload in a crowded curriculum to reflect on the quality and quantity of assessment data needed to support quality teaching for best student outcomes.
At the Forum, three speakers will contribute different perspectives with regard to collecting assessment data from students. Dr Jenny Donovan Managing Director at the Department of Education’s Learning Progressions and Online Formative Assessment Initiative. Dr Dennis Alonzo is a test and scale developer, program evaluator, curriculum designer, and applied statistician whose area of interest revolves around Assessment for Learning (AfL). Dr John Collier has been a Principal in government and non-government schools for 29 years and is Chair of the State Heads Group for International Baccalaureate Curriculum schools. Ms Sally Egan is the relieving Executive Director of the Centre for Educational Statistics and Evaluation (CESE).
The forum will be chaired by ACE College Medallist Dr Dorothy Hoddinott AO, FACE. Pro-Chancellor, University of Sydney.
Ticket cost includes afternoon tea.