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Assessment Lead Training

This workshop is suitable for school leaders and others interested in deepening their understanding of the application of assessment theory in school contexts for the purpose of improving student outcomes. Participants will learn about relevant evidence from assessment research (on topics such as validity and reliability), as well as evidence from cognitive psychology (desirable difficulties, retrieval practice, spacing and interleaving) and behavioural science (channel factors and friction costs); this evidence will then be clearly linked to practical strategies that can be used in school to improve teachers’ knowledge and understanding of assessment. We will review techniques for the design of multiple-choice questions, and demonstrate accessible tools that classroom teachers and school leaders can use to determine both the reliability and the difficulty of the assessment items they use. This workshop will be of use to anyone considering introducing the Assessment Lead Programme in school.

About the Presenter

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Stuart is a qualified teacher who spent ten years teaching English and Drama in secondary schools, as well as the odd Classics lesson. His interest in research focuses on assessment, teachers’ professional learning, and evaluation. He is the Director of Education at UK-based research and training organisation Evidence Based Education, where he is responsible for the design and delivery of all online and blended learning programmes, including the online Assessment Lead Programme.


Stuart is the author of the Education Endowment Foundation’s Assessing and Monitoring Pupil Progress Guide, and co-author of their DIY Evaluation Guide. He also wrote the Evaluation Toolkit for Policing in the UK.


Stuart is a Visiting International Professor in the Hector Research Institute for Education Sciences and Psychology at the Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, and an Honorary Professor in the School of Education at Durham University. Between 2014 – 2015, he was a Policy Fellow in the UK Government’s Department for Education.

Registration Details

Topic: Assessment Lead Training
Presenter: Dr Stuart Kime
Date: 11 September 2019 Wednesday (previously was 9 Sep 2019)
Venue: Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre
Time: 8.30am to 4.00pm

Workshop Fee: S$350.00 per participant. If the participant is attending the Asia-Pacific Educational Assessment Conference 2019, the discounted fee will be S$200.00 per participant for that particular workshop.

Fees are subjected GST and include all training materials, 2 tea breaks and a lunch.

Other Information: Registration is on a first-come-first serve basis. No refunds will be made for cancellations or in the case of absentees. The Academy accepts replacements for registered participants who are unable to attend for whatever reasons.

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