Improving assessments of student learning
21-23 May 2015
Novotel, Brighton Beach, Sydney
Excellence in Professional Practice: Improving assessments of student learning
I'd just like to take this opportunity to thank you...It was great to have gained some new learning, AND a new network of people I could connect to for further professional learning.Cindy Valdez-Adams, Fairfield Public School, New South Wales
I found the sessions I attended to be very well thought through and stimulating. Conversations over meal breaks were equally rich and thought provoking! I greatly enjoyed my time at the conference.Sue Mullane, Sunshine Special Developmental School, Victoria
I really enjoyed the whole journey as well as my presentation experience this morning..Vivian Lau, Melbourne Girls Grammar, Victoria
The theme of EPPC 2015 is Improving assessments of student learning. This is part of ACER's Rolling Summit on Assessment Reform and Innovation. From 2014 to 2015 there will be a series of activities to promote new thinking about reforming assessment.
ACER invites teachers and school leaders, and researchers working with schools, to submit proposals to present their findings on topics including:
The Program Committee will consider proposals on these and other school improvement topics, from teams working at the level of subjects and year levels, across a whole school or in clusters of schools.
EPPC showcases the systematic ‘improvement research’ undertaken by teachers and principals in their daily practice and provides a forum for sharing knowledge and developing professional communities.
Improvement research is focused on improving the quality of teaching and learning – and thus outcomes for learners – through systematic practitioner inquiry. It often involves innovation and practical educational problem solving. As improvement researchers, practitioners design investigations of classroom practice, collect data capable of showing whether and how changes in practice are making a difference, document and reflect on improvement efforts, and share the outcomes of their investigations with colleagues. The goal is to build a robust profession-wide knowledge base about effective school and classroom practices.
All EPPC participants have the opportunity to submit work for potential publication in ACER 's online Teacher magazine. Teacher provides teachers, school leaders, researchers and policy makers with high quality, up-to-date information on evidence-based approaches, and practitioners' research findings.
Excellence in Professional Practice Conference 2015 is a highlight event in ACER's Rolling Summit on Assessment Reform and Innovation.
For more information see www.acer.edu.au/ari/rolling-summit