The IAEA Webinar series continues with presentations by Fredric Robin and Dr. Jonas Bertling (ETS) on May 25th and Dr. Gordon Stobart (Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment [Emeritus]) on the 24th of June.
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 14:00 (2:00 pm) Central European Summer Time (see www.worldtimebuddy.com for time zone conversion so that you don’t join at the wrong time)
Speaker: Dr. Fredric Robin and Dr. Jonas Bertling (ETS)
Topic: Introduction to National and International Large-Scale Survey Assessments
This presentation will provide an overview of national and international large-scale assessments (LSAs) such as the United States’ National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). We will review the main goals of LSAs and discuss typical and innovative designs for cognitive and background questionnaire sampling and delivery. We will also review the psychometric models and analyses used to optimize the cognitive and background information reported to participants on common national or international scales. As time permits, we will present the data products, publications, and reporting systems that facilitate effective use of the rich information that LSAs have made available across assessment cycles.
Date: Friday, June 24, 2022, at 14:00 (2:00 pm) Central European Summer Time (see www.worldtimebuddy.com for time zone conversion so that you don’t join at the wrong time)
Speaker: Dr. Gordon Stobart (Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment [Emeritus])
Topic: Assessment As a Social, Rather than Scientific, Activity
What and how we assess are socially driven. This claim will be illustrated through a comparative look at senior secondary school assessment systems across a range of jurisdictions. Historical and cultural traditions play a large part in how these systems have developed, and why they are so varied. The historical embeddedness of assessment systems also partially explains why they are so difficult to reform. The presentation draws on my recent OECD Working Paper (No.253, 2021) which provided a comparative review of Scotland’s examination system.
All presentations will take place via Zoom. Members will receive a meeting invitation with the link.
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