Thursday, 9 May 2013

Reforming Educational Assessment – Free public lecture

Contact: Australian College of Educators - National Office
P: 1800 208 586 or (03) 9035 5473 E:

Location: Hobart
Date: Thursday 23 May 2013

Intended Audience: Tasmanian education community

2013 Richard Selby Smith Oration "Reforming Educational Assessment: Imperatives, principles and challenges" presented by Professor Geoff Masters CEO, Australian Council for Educational Research

FREE PUBLIC LECTURE Thursday 23 May 2013 6.00pm Stanley Burbury Lecture Theatre, UTAS, Hobart

Reforming Educational Assessment: Imperatives, principles and challenges, calls for a review of assessment and reporting in schools in order that they focus on the progress that students make, regardless of their starting points. The review argues for the development of stronger connections between scientifically based understandings of learning and the assessment of learning progress. Educational assessment should be used to understand rather than to judge learning, and be an integral part of effective teaching and learning, rather than something that stands apart from, and follows, teaching and learning. Masters says that the fundamental purpose of assessment is to establish where learners are in their learning at the time of assessment. He identifies a set of five design principles which should underpin a Learning Assessment System.

Lecture followed by informal dinner at the University Club - Registration required - see attached flyer