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Therese Hopfenbeck
Professor in Educational Assessment &
Director of The Assessment and Evaluation Research Centre, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia
President, The Association for Educational Assessment-Europe


Therese N. Hopfenbeck is Professor in Educational Assessment and Director of The Assessment and Evaluation Research Centre (AERC), at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. She has been directing a numerous research project internationally and been an expert advisor for several government and non-profit organisations. Dr Hopfenbeck is the elected President of The Association for Educational Assessment-Europe (2022-2024).

Dr Hopfenbeck’s research agenda focuses upon bridging research on self-regulation and classroom-based assessment and making sense of international large-scale studies in education. She has been and expert advisor on the implementation of formative assessment programs in India, South Africa, Tanzania, Norway and the Emirates and carried out policy work for UNESCO/OECD and the Norwegian Ministry of Education Norway.

Before taking up the position in AERC, she was Director of the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment and continues to be a Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College. She has been the recipient of funding from ESRC-DFID, OECD, The Norwegian Research Council, Education Endowment Foundation, State Examinations Commissions Ireland, Jacobs Foundation and the International Baccalaureate totalling more than £2 mill in addition to a single grant of £4 mill in collaboration with SLATE: Centre for the Science of Learning & Technology at the University of Bergen, Norway. She is Adjunct Professor of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), member of the Visiting Panel for Research at the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in Princeton, chair of the expert PISA 2025 Questionnaire Framework group, appointed by OECD and ACER (2022 – 2026). She is the Lead Editor of the journal Assessment in Education, Principle, Policy and Practice.

Keynote Address: The Future of Educational Assessment

In this keynote, I will share insights into the predicted evolution of educational assessment, grounded in recent global trends and empirical studies.

Specifically, I will draw from 20 years of research involvement, including:

  • International large-scale assessments like PISA and PIRLS, and their far-reaching influence on curricula and classroom pedagogy worldwide.

  • Emerging developments in formative assessment and student self-regulation, highlighting our classroom video inquiries

  • Ethical considerations surrounding AI implementation in education.

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