7.30pm (NZST) Tuesday April 9, 2024
Assessment should play a central role in driving learning in the education system. When used effectively, it should be informing teachers about what they need to teach next as well as what they need to learn next in order to teach better. Currently, student assessment is rarely used to inform learning across the system in New Zealand, which has resulted in an education system that is essentially top-down autocratic rather than one that learns.
This webinar will explore these issues and how conceptualising assessment as supporting a learning system allows us to rethink the character and purpose of the types of assessment being used in schools from ‘of the moment’ to more formal, standardised assessment such as e-asTTle and PAT and notions of validity and reliability.
Michael Absolum (ONZM) is the founder and a director of Evaluation Associates | Te Huinga Kākākura Mātauranga and a thought leader in assessment for learning. He is the author of Clarity in the Classroom which is recognised by teachers as the best New Zealand text on assessment for learning. Michael has a deep knowledge of the New Zealand education system and what it takes to lead an effective school, create inspired and inspiring teachers and enable students to become powerful engaged learners. He is also one of New Zealand’s most highly regarded evaluators.
A recording of this webinar will be available after the session.