Mr Peter McGuckian
Director of International Development
Australian Council for Educational Research
19 Prospect Hill Rd, Camberwell, VIC, Australia 3124
T: + 61 3 9277 5555
F: + 61 3 9277 5500
January 30-31, 2012
The Royal Plaza Hotel
19 Ashoka Road, New Delhi
Educational assessment has taken an increasingly important role in the teaching and learning enterprise in the recent decade with a wide range of applications such as international assessments (e.g. Program for International Student Assessment, Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study), national assessments (e.g. National Achievement Survey in India, National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy in Australia, The National Assessment of Educational Progress in the US), school-based assessment (e.g. Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation in India) and individual assessments (e.g. International Benchmark Test and Progressive Achievement Test).
While international and national assessments assist in comparisons across systems and system monitoring and improvement over a period of time, school and individual level assessments help in improving teaching and learning at the school and individual levels respectively.
For the assessments to serve intended purposes, it is imperative to develop high quality and fair assessments that yield valid and reliable information.
Details of the Workshop
This two-day workshop will focus on discussions on using assessment data for educational improvement from the perspective of stakeholders who are directly involved in educational assessments or who are involved in forming policies for system improvement. Specifically, participants for this workshop may come from funding agencies and CSR arms of corporations that fund educational and other related interventions and programs; government organizations, non-governmental organizations and corporations involved in the field of education.
The workshop will enable participants to:
Contents of the Workshop
Dr Siek Toon Khoo [BSc Canterbury NZ, MEdSt Monash, PhD UCLA] is the Research Director of the Psychometrics and Methodology Program at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). She is also the Director of The Psychometrics Institute at ACER.
Dr Khoo earned her PhD in psychometrics and quantitative research methodology at the Graduate School of Education, UCLA. She specialises in psychometrics, measurement issues of educational and psychological constructs, structural equation modelling and multilevel modelling. Her specific research interests are in the psychometrics of measuring change and modelling of change which include the monitoring and modelling of educational progress.
More recently, Dr Khoo led a team of data analysts at ACER in performing psychometric analysis for the national reporting of the Australian National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) which started in 2008. The NAPLAN tests about a million students each year.
The participation fee for the workshop is Rs. 16,000 per participant inclusive of service tax.
Please contact Dr Rajat Chadha (chadha at acer.edu.au) for any queries.
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