Assessment and evaluation

Educational assessment and evaluation are fields which aim to understand and improve the quality of educational work. Research on assessment involves understanding how student learning, and other key educational factors such as achievement, may be measured in ways which are reliable, valid, and useful to stakeholders (for example, students, teachers, parents). Assessment research also looks at how assessment decisions affect the quality of learning and other vital educational processes and outcomes. Educational evaluation research aims to understand factors underlying the quality of educational systems, such as the relations between student, teacher and school effects on learning and achievement. Both assessment and evaluation research can use quantitative and qualitative research methods, and often draws upon theory and research from educational psychology and the learning sciences more broadly.

Researchers in this area include:

Dr Paul Ginns Senior Lecturer in Educational Psychology; Research Progress Manager – Division of Doctoral Studies
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Kate (Catherine) Keeley Lecturer; Curriculum Coordinator, Geography, Economics, Business Studies BA/BEd(Secondary combined degree) ; Curriculum Coordinator, Geography, Economics, Business Studies, Legal Studies and Society and Culture Master of Teaching Program
Keywords: Early career teachers and accreditation, Aboriginal education, Global education, Juvenile justice, Legal Studies and legal issues within education, Social justice and equality, Environmental education
Dr Robert MacCann Honorary Research Fellow
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Professor Peter Reimann Professor of Education, CoCo Research Centre
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Professor Gordon Stanley Honorary Professor; Dean's Advisory Board Chair, Faculty of Education and Social Work
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Dr Rachel Wilson Senior Lecturer - Research Methodology / Educational Assessment & Evaluation; Research Methodology Coordinator; Faculty Advisor in Research Methodology
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