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In consideration of educational tests: evil, necessary, or beneficial?


Monday August 28
7.30PM (NZST)

Tests have a reputation for creating anxiety, not being accurate about what students actually know or can do, or for being unfair to those from minority or disadvantaged backgrounds. In this webinar Professor Gavin Brown (University of Auckland) will take a balanced perspective that suggests despite unwelcome side effects, schools and teachers need tests to know what students can or cannot do. This knowledge allows them to adjust teaching and curriculum appropriately. 

Professor Brown has extensive experience in developing diagnostic tests for use in schools including the e-asTTle test system and has written extensively about teachers’ and students’ beliefs about assessment and feedback. He is the author of the 2018 Routledge book Assessment of student achievement (ISBN: 9781138061842).

Please join us for this informative and interactive session. As always, there will be opportunities to ask questions.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. A recording of this webinar will be posted on this page after the session.

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