Education Assessment Research Seminar

Education Assessment Research Seminar

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Date: 12 - 13 Oct 2020 Venue: Online
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Type: Research seminar Fee: Free of charge

After a summer series like no other, there will no doubt be a lot of research activity across the fields of education and assessment, both to provide insight into the effect of the pandemic on this generation of students and their teachers, and to provide evidence to underpin future examination series. We are conscious that the research that was due to be disseminated and discussed with colleagues across Ofqual and the UK awarding bodies over the last six months still has great value and should not be lost within the wealth of research we are all now working on. With the permission of Ofqual the format of this seminar is a series of themed sessions, reflecting the themes of its cancelled April 2020 seminar: vocational qualifications, accessibility, marking and maintaining standards.

The online seminar will be split over two half-days on the mornings of Monday and Tuesday 12 and 13 October 2020. 

View the full programme with synopses

As this is an online seminar we are taking the opportunity, with the permission of the presenters, of widening the audience to other education researchers from university faculties, international education assessment researchers and the like.

Watch the sessions live:

Monday 12 October

09:00 - 10:30 (BST) - Vocational Qualifications

10:45 - 12:30 (BST) - Accessibility

Tuesday 13 October

09:00 - 10:00 (BST) - Marking

10:15 - 11:30 (BST) - Maintaining standards part 1

11:45 - 12:45 (BST) - Maintaining standards part 2