Assessing what matters

Assessing what matters

Friday, 14 Aug 2015

New thinking about the fundamental purposes of assessment for learning, and growing demands for the assessment of a broader range of capabilities, proficiencies, knowledge and skills is driving assessment reform and innovation, Professor Claire Wyatt-Smith will tell delegates to Research Conference 2015 next week. The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) annual conference this year will address the theme, Learning assessments: Designing the future.

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Students defeat zombies, as teachers make stealthy assessments

Students defeat zombies, as teachers make stealthy assessments

Friday, 14 Aug 2015

‘Stealthy’ assessments using games like Physics Playground or even Plants vs. Zombies enable educators to weave assessment seamlessly into students’ learning experiences, Dr Val Shute will tell delegates to the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) annual conference next week. Research Conference 2015 addresses the theme, Learning assessments: Designing the future.

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Supporting the next generation of mathematical minds

Supporting the next generation of mathematical minds

Monday, 3 Aug 2015

A new assessment for children in the first years of schooling is set to change the future of mathematics education in Australia.

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Support for all in Australia’s hybrid school system

Support for all in Australia’s hybrid school system

Monday, 29 Jun 2015

The latest Australian Education Review released today calls for an independent body to develop a consistent, logical, transparent and fair schools funding model across all sectors.

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Literacy and numeracy crucial for work readiness

Literacy and numeracy crucial for work readiness

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

The modern workplace demands a workforce with increasingly sophisticated skills, higher-level qualifications and the flexibility to undertake retraining. Underpinning these demands is a focus on the foundation skills of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) and employability skills, a conference in Adelaide will hear tomorrow.

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