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This one-day workshop, run by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), is for teachers and researchers interested in developing material for large-scale reading assessments. The full-day workshop will include presentations and practice, and an aptitude test. Lunch will be provided. Participants who complete the day’s programme will receive £100, and may be offered test development work in the future.

To apply for the workshop please submit:

  • A short covering letter explaining why you would like to participate
  • A CV outlining your teaching and other relevant experience
  • A piece of stimulus text (up to 800 words) that reading assessment questions could be based upon, noting the year level for which you consider it suitable. The text may be prose or tabular/graphical; original or from a published source. If the latter, please include bibliographical information. Please do not submit material that has been used in a published assessment.

Time and date: 9.00am–5.00pm, Saturday 12 November 2016

Venue: De Morgan House, 57-58 Russell Square, London WC1B 4HS

Applications close on Friday 21 October  2016.

Please send your application and any queries to

We will notify you by 28 October as to whether your application has been successful.

Juliette Mendelovits

Juliette Mendelovits played a leading role in development of the reading assessment for the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2000 and 2009, and co-authored the thematic report Reading for Change: Performance and engagement across countries – Results from PISA 2000 (OECD, 2002). She coordinated all test development for PISA 2012, with special responsibility for reading and financial literacy. She has conducted numerous workshops on test development, both in Australia and internationally, and has directed several ACER work package contracts for English reading and English grammar, spelling and punctuation for the Standards and Testing Agency. From 2010 to 2015, she was research director of the Assessment and Reporting (Humanities and Social Sciences) research program for ACER in Australia. She is currently research director and general manager of ACER UK.