Michael Absolum

Michael Absolum

Director, Evaluation Associates Ltd.
New Zealand

Michael is the Director of Evaluation Associates. He has held positions as a teacher, a psychologist, and with the education review office. For the last 15 years he has consulted to schools and the wider education system. He has led many highly successful professional development programmes within New Zealand.
Currently he is directing the Consortium for Professional Learning (CPL) Leadership and Assessment professional development programmes in three of the four Ministry of Education’s regions. This is an innovative whole school programme designed to support school leadership to accelerate student achievement, particularly for Māori, Pasifika and students with special education needs.

Michael is the author of ‘Clarity in the Classroom’ which is recognised by teachers as the best New Zealand text on assessment for learning. He is a co-author of the influential 2009 paper, Directions for Assessment in New Zealand (DANZ), commissioned by the Ministry of Education.

  REASONS I’M A MEMBER OF THE TEAM:

On-going national involvement in classroom assessment issues. This includes involvement in policy development and advice, development and operation of key assessment professional development programmes, individual interest in and recognised expertise in classroom assessment issues, including a history of publication.

  CURRENT FOCUS:

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Michael’s presentation will cover the principles, the practices, and the outcomes of the professional development programme Michael directs in New Zealand, which is designed to accelerate student achievement and ensure that assessment for learning becomes deeply embedded in classroom pedagogy and school improvement practices.

  TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MY WORK:

http://www.evaluate.co.nz

http://www.evaluate.co.nz/blog/

http://assessment.tki.org.nz/Assessment-in-the-classroom/Assessment-position-papers

  MORE RESOURCES:


Download Presentation Notes

Video Clip:
http://www.evaluate.co.nz/parents-help-learn/

 

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