The introduction of new processes and greater prescription around assessment with new Senior Curriculum and Assessment in Queensland from 2019 is already bringing substantial changes to many practices in schools, and not just in Year 12.
On 23 April 2018, Dr Jill Willis, Professor Linda Graham, Haley Tancredi and Dr Sonia White spoke about some of the new ways that assessment can better serve the interests of students. They discussed how can we design assessment reform to benefit students by reducing barriers and frustration in order to improve achievement, and benefit schools through improved student achievement, through innovations that reduce teacher workload while enhancing assessment capability.
Additional resources that were shared during the presentations included the Strengthening Student Assessment website and an open access paper about designing out barriers in secondary assessment tasks.
Dr Jill Willis
Assessment opportunities inspired by the new changes in senior assessment
Professor Linda Graham & Haley Tancredi
Designing out barriers to access and participation
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Dr Sonia White
Why do we use eye-tracking in research and what can it tell us?
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