St. Thomas University – School of Education
Fredericton, New Brunswick
The current assessment focus of my work is:
Dr. Williams teaches the Measurement and Evaluation courses taken by all Elementary and Secondary Education students in the B.Ed. program at St. Thomas University. The courses examine the role of assessment practices in the improvement of student learning. Topics include diagnostic assessment, assessment for learning, assessment of learning, assessment as learning, formative and summative assessment, norm and criterion referenced assessment, and standardized testing. The courses also examine effective grading and reporting practices. Dr. Williams’ current research in the field of assessment is focused on pre-service Science and Math teachers’ peer and self-evaluation of their classroom teaching skills, particularly their whole-class discussion-leading strategies.
You can find out more about assessment in my jurisdiction here:
Attached is the paper “Using Video Recordings of Student Presentations to facilitate Peer and Self-Assessment” to be published (2014) in the Proceedings of the 2013 Association of Atlantic Universities Teaching Showcase held at Mount Allison University in October, 2013.