Will technology provide a much-sought after breakthrough in educational assessment?

Will technology provide a much-sought after breakthrough in educational assessment?

Will technology provide a much-sought after breakthrough in educational assessment?  This key topic will be discussed in the K12 Education Plenary Session on the Innovation Stage at EduTech on Friday 7 June.

 

Keynote

We are thrilled Dr Sandy Heldsinger, Founder & Managing Director of Brightpath will be providing a keynote address and joining a panel discussion on assessments and technology. Sandy developed the central components of the Curriculum Outline for Western Australia’s School Curriculum and Standards Authority and authored What teachers need to know about assessments and reporting published by the Australian Council for Educational Research.

 

A new concept

Standardised testing is not a new concept and is a constant subject of debate. Despite the volume of resources for teachers offering advice about how and what they need to assess; teachers are still wrestling with holistic assessment.

A new concept, a year’s growth for a year’s learning, has emerged.

Will advances in technology provide a much sought-after breakthrough?
Will software that enables teachers to create their own assessments be the answer?
Will giving schools greater flexibility in what they assess and when they assess, ameliorate issues with standardised testing?

 

Panel discussion

Join a wide-ranging panel discussion of assessment and technology. Andrew Smith, CEO Education Services Australia will reflect on the Gonski Review and share some of the work being undertaken to develop an online and on-demand student learning assessment tool at Education Services Australia. Mathilda Joubert, Educational Consultant & Advisor Sheridan College Perth will discuss ways of teaching creativity and whether creativity can be assessed. Lynda Fisher, Head of Moriah College Primary School NSW will review what’s working for teachers and school leaders and what’s not. And Sandy will share a significant breakthrough in reliably assessing open-ended tasks that’s proving successful in Western Australian and South Australian schools.

The K12 plenary stream focussed on assessment and technology is expected to draw keen interest by teachers from all levels of education.

K12 Education Plenary Stream will be held Friday 7 June on the Innovation Stage at EduTECH 6-7 June, ICC Sydney.

 

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