Using assessment data well is vital to ensure every student achieves their full potential.
Each measure of ability, attainment and attitudes to learning are valuable, but by combining the data, you can build a unique personal profile of each student. These powerful insights support you to personalise learning and inform teaching. During the seminar, we will discuss how you can use these measures to:
- Establish an accurate baseline - Discover practical guidance on how to reliably measure students’ cognitive and reasoning abilities. In particular how this can be used to identify students for gifted and talented programmes. You will also learn how to use this to inform curriculum planning and teaching.
- Identify reading and literacy support needs – Explore how a structured programme of standardized and benchmarked assessments supports schools in establishing students’ reading and comprehension skills in order to differentiate teaching and learning practices.
- Improve student engagement and wellbeing – Find out how whole-school attitudinal surveys provide a picture of student wellbeing at a student, class and whole school level. See how they support pastoral care teams to reveal unseen support needs and evaluate the impact of wellbeing interventions.
You will also hear from Jasna Giebeler, Academic Talent Development Co-ordinator at The Southport School Preparatory School who will discuss how they are using assessment to develop the school's personalised learning programme.
What you will take away:
- A clear understanding of the benefits of a “whole student view” to assessment
- A template assessment timeline
- An assessment practice review framework
Venue and logistics
The seminar is being held in a hotel located in Brisbane, Australia. The full address will be confirmed to registered delegates.
There is no charge to attend the seminar, but due to capacity restrictions we will initially be restricting registrations to two delegates per school. Additional requests will be added to a waiting list in case of cancellations or unexpected spaces.
We are also holding seminars in Adelaide and Sydney in March, more information about those can be found here.