Assessment Literacy (4-Day Online Course)
Assessment literacy overview
Even the best-designed assessment system needs to be implemented thoughtfully, which requires that all users of assessment evidence have a certain degree of assessment literacy— an understanding of both the meanings and the consequences of educational assessments. Participants will learn what makes some assessments better than others, why student progress measures are almost entirely useless, why most tests will never produce useful diagnostic information on students, and why most school assessment systems do not do the things they are intended to do. The sessions will include a consideration of how assessments are interpreted, recorded, and reported to key stakeholders, as well as some in-class suggestions for how to get good and quick feedback from students. The four sessions are described below.
Session 1: Quality in assessment
While it is common to talk about assessments needing to be both reliable and valid, thinking about assessments in this way can often lead to confusion, since reliability can be thought of as both a pre-requisite for validity and at the same time, in tension with it (in the sense that attempts to improve validity can reduce reliability). Participants will learn about how to see validity as a property of inferences, rather than of assessments, and understand how changing assessments to improve the way they support some inferences may make them less able to support other, desired, inferences. In other words, any assessment system involves trade-offs.
Session 2: Assessment literacy
An understanding of both the meanings and the consequences of educational assessments is an essential component of teacher expertise but there is little agreement about the term’s meaning. In this session, participants will learn about what makes some assessments better than others, why student progress measures are almost entirely useless, why most tests will never produce useful diagnostic information on students, and why most school assessment systems do not do the things they are intended to do.
Session 3: Assessment design
This session covers the key stages of developing an assessment system:
Selecting a small number of big ideas for each subject
Creating learning progressions for each of the big ideas
Identifying key check points in the learning progressions
Developing assessments for each of the checkpoints
Session 4: Evidence-centered design
Since assessments are, in essence, procedures for drawing inferences, it makes sense to design assessment by starting with the inferences they are intended to support. In other words, assessment design should be evidence centered. In this session, participants will learn about the four main processes in the evidence-centered design paradigm (task selection, task presentation, evidence identification, evidence accumulation) and understand how these ideas can be applied to a wide range of assessment design issues, including recording and reporting student achievement.
Target Audience: Zonal Directors, Cluster Superintendents, School Leaders, Heads of Department, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Key Personnel, Teachers (K-12)
Benefits of Attending This Webinar:
Achieve desired practical learning outcomes
Have access to webinar resources
Enjoy live interaction with our presenter during the Q&A session
Have short limited access to post-webinar *video recording
Own an e-certificate of achievement
* All registered participants will be provided with the post-webinar workshop resources, including the video recording. Even if you could not attend the online session on the workshop day, you would still be able to review the recording at a later time!
Workshop Registration Details
Presenter: Dr Dylan Wiliam
Date & Time: 26 & 29-31 August 2022 (Fri & Mon-Wed), 8:00am to 9:30am SGT
Venue: Online via Zoom
Registration Closing: 06 August 2022
Session Fee (nett per pax):
First 2 participants: S$265.00
Next 2 participants: *S$245.00
Subsequent participants: *S$225.00
Early Bird: Register by 09 April 2022 (incl.) for additional 10% discount
*The discounted tier fee only applies to participants from the SAME organisation registering for the SAME session.
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Payments are to be made in the currency of Singapore Dollars (SGD) and in full amount within 30 days of the invoice date.
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Illumien Asia accepts one-to-one replacement for registered participants who are unable to attend for various reasons. For such cases, kindly inform Illumien Asia beforehand if possible so that our participants' records are up-to-date.
Withdrawal / No-Show
For any withdrawal or no-show, participants will be subjected to the following charges:
Withdrawal Notice Period - Penalty
More than 14 days - 50% of course fee
14 days or less - 100% of course fee
No-Show - 100% of course fee
Illumien Asia reserves the right to change or cancel the workshop due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of a cancellation, all registrants will receive full refund.