Research Conference Program

Five days, 20 sessions, four keynote addresses and one intensive masterclass. Explore the full Research Conference 2021 program below. Join sessions live or catch up on recordings on demand.

All timings in AEST

Day 1: 16 August

Conference Opener, Welcome to Country

9:30am – 10:00am
Keynote

Title to be confirmed

10:00am – 11:00am

Professor Geoff Masters AO, ACER

General principles of learning progressions

11:15am – 12:15pm

Charlotte Waters

Developing an assessment of oral language and literacy: Measuring growth in the early years

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Dr Dan Cloney & Kellie Picker, ACER

30-minute break

This time without ‘feeling’: Children’s intuitive theories of art as a basis for learning progression in Visual Arts

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Dr Karen Maras, University of New South Wales

Keynote

Excellent progress for all: A function of year level curriculum or evidenced-based learning progressions?

3:15pm – 4:15pm

Professor Dianne Siemon, RMIT

Day 2: 17 August

Title to be confirmed

10:00am – 11:00am

Associate Professor Alicia Alonzo, Michigan State University

“But how do I use it?” Achieving evidence-based planning, teaching, and assessment through an empirical learning progression and matched resources for students with disability

11:15am – 12:15pm

Dr Emily White, University of Melbourne

Evidencing creativity and curiosity in IB schools

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Dr Sarah Richardson & Dr Sladana Krstic, ACER

30-minute break

Exploring Excellence in Indigenous Education in Queensland Secondary Schools

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Dr Marnee Shay, Dr Jodie Miller and Dr Suraiya Abdul Hammed

How might we identify and measure learning progression in History?

3:15pm – 4:15pm

Dr Louise Zarmati, University of Tasmania

Poster presentations

4:15pm – 4:45pm

Day 3: 18 August

Keynote

Accountable assessment

10:00am – 11:00am

Professor Richard Lehrer, Vanderbilt University

Developing, analysing and using: The experience of the Scottish National Standardised Assessments and their focus on supporting teachers

11:15am – 12:15pm

Dr Sladana Krstic & Dr Sarah Richardson, ACER

Challenges in measuring and reporting student growth using assessment scores

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Dr Nathan Zoanetti, ACER

30-minute break

Using data to monitor student progress

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Dr Greg Whitby, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

Title to be confirmed

3:15pm – 4:15pm

Dr Dara Ramalingam, ACER

Virtual networking

4:15pm – 4:45pm

Day 4: 19 August

Keynote

Rethinking measurement for accountable assessment

10:00am – 11:00am

Professor Mark Wilson, University of California, Berkeley, and University of Melbourne

Title to be confirmed

11:15am – 12:15pm

Professor Erin Furtak, University of Colorado Boulder

Understanding and monitoring growth of general capabilities

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Dr Claire Scoular, ACER

30-minute break

Title to be confirmed

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Reporting student progress: What might it look like?

3:15pm – 4:15pm

Dr Hilary Hollingsworth & Jonathan Heard, ACER

Concluding remarks, Conference close

4:15pm – 4:45pm

Professor Geoff Masters

Day 5: 20 August

Masterclass

Learning progressions in reading and mathematics

10:00am – 2:00pm

Charlotte Waters, Prue Anderson, Ross Turner, Sandra Knowles, Dara Ramalingam, Stavroula Zoumoulis, ACER