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The Asia-Pacific Educational Assessment Conference (APEAC) is organised by the Principals Academy for school leaders, teachers, academics and researchers from all levels in Singapore and the region. The aim of APEAC is to raise the assessment competencies in our educators and school leaders so that quality teaching and learning can be achieved at every level. Educational assessment topics have been specially chosen to broaden one’s view of education assessment as well as to explore current trends and global best practices in education assessment. Whether one is new to educational assessment or a seasoned expert, the participant will find ample opportunities to gather new knowledge and insights at APEAC.

Participants will also discover how renowned institutions and educators have implemented their own successful programmes and find out how to implement them at one’s institution. International speakers who are authorities in educational assessment have been invited to share their knowledge through a series of keynote and spotlight sessions. As an event both diverse and informative, APEAC will serve as an opportunity for educators to network with peers, connect with experienced practitioners and exchange ideas with professionals from around the world.


Because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it has been necessary this year to move to an online format for the conference, but we are confident that this will in no way detract from the depth or the relevance of what our distinguished speakers will have to offer.  In many ways it is better than ever. 

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About Principals Academy

Principals Academy Inc or PAI was established on 14 November 2003 as a joint venture between Academy of Principals (Singapore) and Economic Development Board (EDB) in response to Singapore Government's vision of developing the nation into a thriving international education hub. Our work revolves around the provision of Professional Development, Accreditation, Consultancy and Enrichment to Educators and Learners alike. We welcome you to explore our website further to find out who we are and what we do.

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The Conference Chair > Professor David Hawker

David Hawker is Honorary Professor at Durham University UK, a former Professor of the College of Teachers and former Visiting Professorial Fellow at the University College London Institute of Education. He is an experienced educational administrator, serving as director in both local and national government in the UK between 1999 and 2011. From 1992-9 he was Assistant Chief Executive at the UK Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, where for several years he was responsible for managing the national pupil assessment system and support for the school curriculum. Between 2010 and 2016 he ran his own international education consultancy specialising in providing advice on the development of effective educational systems in a number of countries.

Professor Hawker has advised several international organisations, including the OECD, the Open Society Institute and the World Bank, and is a Trustee of three educational charities in the UK. Now semi-retired, he enjoys keeping in touch with what is going on in education and educational assessment across the world. Professor Hawker is also the chairperson of the Academic and Examination Board of Cavenagh Institute which is wholly owned by the Principals Academy.

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