Assessment Conference 2018

Assessment for REALLY Learning Is more testing the answer?

  • The UK’s biggest assessment event:

    • Solutions to the hottest educational debate in 2018

    • Easy-to-execute approaches backed by first-class research

What is in store for 2018?


The fourth annual Assessment Conference is a timely follow-on from the highly successful, Assessment-for-Learning-focused 2017 event.


The 2018 event features rare appearances from the world’s most sought-after speakers who will tackle the controversial reality that more testing may actually be what our students need. As well as confronting this hot topic, they will give you realistic and practical solutions to ensure your school can successfully assess students without putting them off school or learning for life.


Why is this a must-attend event?


Since 2014, the world’s biggest and best speakers have delivered their latest findings and famous theories at Osiris’s Assessment Conference. This has attracted thousands of teachers and senior leaders from primary and secondary schools, making this conference the biggest assessment focused event in the UK.


Facts and figures

(from previous events)

  • Nearly 1,000 attendees over 3 years

  • 133% increased attendance per year*

  • Approx. 60/40 primary/secondary split

  • 79% attendees are part of the SLT

Tammy Heflebower

Tammy Heflebower

Date: 21st Mar 2018

Tammy is an associate personally trained by Dr Marzano, one of the world’s top educational gurus. She can translate some of the world’s most famous assessment research findings into widely used classroom strategies.

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Robert Coe

Robert Coe

Date: 21st Mar 2018

Professor Coe is Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM), Durham University. CEM is the largest educational research centre in a UK university. 

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Nick Rose

Nick Rose

Date: 21st Mar 2018

Nick is a former teacher and leading practitioner in Psychology and Research. He is also the co-author of 'What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Psychology'. Nick offers practical and simple strategies for teachers to use in the classroom.

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Harry Fletcher-Wood

Harry Fletcher-Wood

Date: 21st Mar 2018

Harry has taught around the world and spoken at national educational conferences. He is a blogger and author of a book of useful checklists for teachers and school leaders. He offer fresh ideas for encouraging progress, using data and giving feedback.

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Elizabeth Bjork

Elizabeth Bjork

Date: 21st Mar 2018

Elizabeth has dedicated a lifetime to researching how memory and assessment go hand-in-hand. She can show you how to construct lowstakes classroom tests to help students retain information.

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09:40 - 10:10

How Global Findings Prove Tests Can Measure and Accelerate REAL Learning

Keynote

 

By Professor Elizabeth Bjork

 

10:10 - 10:40

World-class Teacher-designed Assessments by Dr Robert Marzano

Keynote

 

By Tammy Heflebower

 

10:55 - 11:40

Choose from the following sessions

Workshop 1

 

Crafting Learner-friendly Performance Assessments

How to construct confidence-weighted multiple-choice tests that increase learning.

By Professor Elizabeth Bjork

A Fresh Start for Formative Assessment

A highly practical guide on how to update the much-loved formative assessment in your classroom or school.

By Harry Fletcher-Wood

Assessing Learning and Performing

Understand which students retain information and which just use it to perform in tests.

By Nick Rose

 

11:50 - 12:35

Choose from the following sessions

Workshop 2

 

A Future National Model of Assessment

An overview of the review group’s recommendations.

By Professor Robert Coe TBC

Standards-based Grading

Transform your grading system into one that really shows what students know.

By Tammy Heflebower

The Problem with Past Papers

Why relentless sequences of mock exams are not the answer.

By Nick Rose

 

13:35 - 14:20

Choose from the following sessions

Workshop 3

 

When and How Often to Test

Unpick evidence from the lab and classrooms.

By Professor Elizabeth Bjork

How to Help Every Student Progress

New approaches to effective, sustainable feedback.

By Harry Fletcher-Wood

Review your Assessment Practices

Measure your feedback, assessment and grading against world-leading practices.

By Tammy Heflebower

 

14:30 - 15:15

Choose from the following sessions

Workshop 4

 

Life without Levels: 6 Years On

Unpick successful, learner-focused, teacher-time-friendly assessment models.

By Professor Robert Coe TBC

Responding to Student’s Needs

How to pinpoint what students know and respond accordingly.

By Harry Fletcher-Wood

Teacher Assessments vs Standardised Assessments

Explore how a sensible combination of both assessments can be used to promote learning.

By Nick Rose

 

15:30 - 16:00

The Future of National Assessments

Keynote

 

By Professor Robert Coe TBC

 

16:00 - 16:30

Panel Discussion

Keynote

 
Is More Testing Really the Answer?

By Professor Elizabeth Bjork, Tammy Heflebower, Professor Rob Coe (TBC) & Nick Rose

 

Regular delegate rate

£399 + VAT

Special delegate rate

£349 + VAT

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