Welcome to the Assessment Research Centre
The Assessment Research Centre aims to improve assessment and measurement practices and to influence teaching and learning through the use of data informed decision making at all levels of education.
In order to achieve this, the Centre undertakes research, graduate training and consultancies in educational and psycho-social measurement and quantitative research methodology. More…
Assessment Curriculum and Technology Research Centre (ACTRC) Launch
The Assessment, Curriculum and Technology Research Centre (ACTRC) is a joint partnership between the University of Melbourne and the University of the Philippines and has been established to operate over a 3-5 year period. The Centre is supported by Australian Aid and seeks to advise and inform the Philippine system of education through curriculum, teaching and assessment research based on empirical data on curriculum innovation and implementation. The formal launch of the Centre took place on May 2, 2013 at the College of Education, University of the Philippines in Manila. The Centre was be launched by the Secretary of the Department of Education of the Philippines with Directors Associate Professor Esther Care and Dr Nemah Hermosa. The event was be attended by Australian Ambassador Tweddell, AusAID Minister Counsellor Borthwick, and University of the Philippines President Pascual, as well as undersecretaries of the Department of Education and related stakeholders, and representatives from Asian Development Bank, UNICEF, and WorldBank. More information about the Centre is available from http://www.actrc.org
Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills (ATC21S)
Recent articles and blogs
ATC21S was mentioned in a blog by Robin Horn, Education Advisory for the World Bank's Human Development Network.
ATC21S Collaborative Problem Solving Video
A video on the ATC21S Collaborative Problem Solving Tasks has been released. Please click here to see this and other ATC21S videos on the ATC21S Youtube Channel.
The Assessment and Learning Partnerships project recently featured in an article in The Age on flatlining results for top students. Read the article here.
Latest Publications from the ARC
Griffin, P., Care, E., Bui, M. & Zoanetti, N. (2013). Development of the Assessment Design and Delivery of Collaborative Problem Solving in the Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills Project. ePedagogy in Online Learning: New Developments in Web Mediated Human Computer Interaction. E. McKay (eds). Hershey, PA, IGI Global.
Griffin, P., Care, E., Robertson, P., Crigan, J., Awwal, N., & Pavlovic, M. (2013). Assessment and Learning Partnerships in an Online Environment. ePedagogy in Online Learning: New Developments in Web Mediated Human Computer Interaction. E. McKay (eds). Hershey, PA, IGI Global.
Robertson, P. (2013). Measuring the Development of Professional Learning Teams. International Conference on Thinking, 21-25 January 2013. Wellington, New Zealand.
Arratia Martinez, A., Griffin, P. & Care, E. (2013). Teachers’ metacognition: The influence of changes from a deficit to a developmental approach to assessment. International Conference on Thinking, 21-25 January 2013, Wellington, NZ.
A copy of this paper is available here, page 12. [pdf, 3.3 mb]