University of Glasgow, School of Education
REASONS I’M A MEMBER OF THE TEAM:
Professor of Educational Assessment
Member of the Assessment Reform Group ( until its end in 2010)
Member of the Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy Reform Group (from 2010 until present)
Extensive engagement with policy makers and practitioners in building research informed policy and practice in assessment in Scotland, most recently in the government funded Assessment at Transition project designed to provide evidence to improve alignment between policy aspirations and practice in classrooms.
Previously member of the management group and led the national research group for AifL in Scotland (awarded Excellence award category Supporting Scotland’s People)
Member of the ARIA project ( funded Nuffield) with Gordon Stobart, John Gardner and Wynne Harlen. Reviewed AfL innovations across the UK.
Advisor to other countries, eg, Norway AEA – Europe will be held in Glasgow in 2015
TITLE OF PRESENTATION:
Staying True to our Assessment Vision – A Question of Alignment
The challenge of staying true to an assessment vision in policy and practice that is research informed has proven to be a major international challenge. This presentation will report on a Scottish Government funded project that sought to promote better alignment amongst research, policy and practice in assessment in schools. Built on a research design concerned with sustainable change, the project, Assessment at Transition, researchers worked with policy makers and practitioners to identify a number of emerging features likely to put the research informed policy at risk. The research report identified these issues but also sought to offer research informed options for a range of communities to bring assessment aspirations and practice into closer alignment.
TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MY WORK:
Creating the curriculum
Exactly what do you mean by consistency?