2022

Annual Report

Assessment Research Centre Annual Report 2021

Books

Mari, L., Wilson, M., & Maul, A. (2021). Measurement across the sciences: Developing a shared concept system for measurement: Springer.

Rickards, F., Hattie, J., & Reid, C. (2021). The Turning Point for the Teaching Profession: Growing Expertise and Evaluative Thinking. Routledge.

Book Chapters

Brown, R. S., Wilson, M., & Draney, K. (2021). An assessment framework for measuring statistical thinking. In H. F. O’Neil, E. L. Baker, R. S. Perez, & S. E. Watson (Eds.), Theoretical Issues of Using Simulations and Games in Educational Assessment. Routledge.

Shohel, M. M. C., Ashrafuzzaman, M., Azim, F., Akter, F., & Tanny, S. F. (2021). Displacement and trauma: Exploring the lost childhood of Rohingya children in the refugee camps in Bangladesh. In R. Throne (Ed.), Social justice research methods for doctoral research (pp. 244-272).  IGI Global.

Shohel, M. M. C., Ashrafuzzaman, M., Azim, F., Naomee, I., Rahman, M. S., & Siddik, M. A. B. (2021). Blended learning space for primary and secondary education: Challenges and opportunities in resource-constrained contexts. In T. Driscoll (Ed.), Designing effective distant and blended learning environments in K-12 (pp. 187-222): IGI Global.

Shohel, M. M. C., Ashrafuzzaman, M., Naomee, I., Tanni, S. A., & Azim, F. (2021). Game-based teaching and learning in higher education: Challenges and prospects. In C.-A. Lane (Ed.), Handbook of research on acquiring 21st century literacy skills through game-based learning (pp. 78-106). IGI Global.

Conference Papers

Awwal, N., Wilson, M., & Zhang, Z. (2021). Using process data to develop indicators for the assessment of group collaboration. Paper presented at the 2021 National Council on Measurement in Education annual meeting, Virtual. https://ncme.site-ym.com/event/NCME

Kamei, T. (2021). The SWANs/ABLES project: A resource developed by and for teachers to support the teaching and learning of students with additional learning needs. Paper presented at the Research Conference 2021: Excellent progress for every student: Proceedings and program. https://research.acer.edu.au/rc21-30/rc2021/papers/18/

Pegrum, M., Oakley, G., Kheang, T., & Seng, K. (2021). They just wanted to play: A mobile-enhanced early literacy intervention in Cambodia Paper presented at the 19th Conference on Mobile, Blended and Seamless Learning https://www.iamlearn.org/mlearn-2020-proceedings/

Pöysä-Tarhonen, J., Awwal, N., & Häkkinen, P. (2021). Mutual commitments in remote collaborative problem solving in dyads. Paper presented at the 2021 International Society of the Learning Sciences conference, Bochum, Germany (Virtual). https://2021.isls.org/.

Sun, Z. (2021). Epistemological beliefs: The key to enhance critical thinking for higher education students in the East. Paper presented at the 2021 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Virtual Annual Meeting.

Consultation Pack

Kamei, T., Milligan, S., Beswick, B., & Hassim, E. (2021). Consultation pack - General capabilities in the Australian Qualifications Framework, Department of Education, Skills and Employment. Paper prepared for Stakeholder consultations. Assessment Research Centre.

Journal Articles

Cardace, A., Wilson, M., & Metz, K. E. (2021). Designing a learning progression about micro-evolution to inform instruction and assessment in elementary science. Education Sciences, 11(10), 22. doi:10.3390/educsci11100609

Dowley, M., & Rice, S. (2022). Comparing student motivations for and emotional responses to national standardised tests and internal school tests: The devil in the detail. Australian Journal of Education. doi:10.1177/00049441211061889

Feuerstahler, L., & Wilson, M. (2021). Scale alignment in the between-items multidimensional partial credit model. Applied Psychological Measurement, 45(4), 268-282. doi:10.1177/01466216211013103

Kamei, T., & Pavlovic, M. (2021). Investigating differential item functioning to validate a thinking skills learning progression for students with intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder. International Journal of Educational Research, 106. doi:org/10.1016/j.ijer.2020.101726

Kheang, T. (2021). Leading educational reconstruction in post-conflict Cambodia Educational Management, Administration and Leadership. doi:10.1177%2F17411432211058942

Nawaz, S., Srivastava, N., Yu, J. H., Khan, A. A., Kennedy, G., Bailey, J., & Baker, R. S. (2021). How difficult is the task for you? Modelling and analysis of students' task difficulty sequences in a simulation-based POE environment. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education. doi:10.1007/s40593-021-00242-6

Nguyen, H. C., Nhan, T. T., & Ta, T. T. H. (2021). Joint-training programs in Vietnam: Operation and quality management aspects gathered from institutional practices. Asia Pacific Education Review, 22(1). doi:10.1007/s12564-021-09672-2

Oakley, G., Pegrum, M., Kheang, T., Seng, K. (2021). Mobile learning for early reading in Cambodia. Educational and Information Technologies. doi:10.1007/s10639-021-10615-y

Pöysä-Tarhonen, J., Awwal, N., Häkkinen, P., & Otieno, S. (2021). Joint attention behaviour in remote collaborative problem solving: Exploring different attentional levels in dyadic interaction. Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning, 16(2021). doi:org/10.1186/s41039-021-00160-0

Reeves, B. (2021). Assessing ethical capability: A framework for supporting teacher judgement of student proficiency. The Australian Educational Researcher, 2021. doi:10.1007/s13384-021-00442-y

Zhang, Z. (2021). Asymptotic standard errors of generalized partial credit model true score equating using Echaracteristic curve methods. Applied Psychological Measurement, 45(5), 331-345. doi:10.1177/01466216211013101

Zhang, Z. (2021). Asymptotic standard errors of parameter scale transformation coefficients in test equating under the nominal response model. Applied Psychological Measurement, 45(2), 134-138. doi:org/10.1177/0146621620965740

Reports

Hinz, B., Parkinson, N., Wood, S., Smith, T., Milligan, S., Kamei, T., Hassim, E., Beswick, B. (2021). The sample learner profile project: Final report. Report prepared for Department of Education, Skills and Employment.

Johnston, J., Beswick, B., & Milligan, S. (2021). Standards in the International Big Picture Learning Credential: Mapping the IBPLC performance levels to the AQF and the ACSF. Report prepared for Big Picture Education Australia.

Kamei, T., Milligan, S., Beswick, B., & Hassim, E. (2021). Specifications for learner profiles for Australian senior secondary school years. Report prepared for Department of Education, Skills and Employment.

Kamei, T., Milligan, S., Hassim, E., & Beswick, B. (2021). Research Report to inform the development of a sample learner profile. Report prepared for Department of Education, Skills and Employment.

Kamei, T., Johnston, J., Page, J. (2021). Assessment for Learning - Testing Phase Summary Report. Report prepared for Victorian Department of Education and Training.

Koo, B. W., Bathia, S., Morell, L., Gochyyev, P., Phillips, M., Wilson, M., & Smith, R. (2021). Examining the effects of a peer-learning research community on the development of students’ researcher identity, confidence, and STEM interest & engagement. Journal of STEM Outreach, 4(1). doi:10.15695/jstem/v4i1.05

Milligan, S., Hassim, E., Rice, S., & Kheang, T. (2021). Generating trust and utility in senior secondary certification: Case studies of first movers in their warranting networks. Report prepared for Learning Creates Australia

Milligan, S., Kamei, T., Beswick, B., Wignall, L., Hassim, E., & Johnston, J. (2022). Final Report - General Capabilities in the Australian Qualifications Framework. Report prepared for Australian Government – Department of Education, Skills and Employment.

Milligan, S., Nguyen, C., Zhang, Z., & Nguyen, L. A. (2021). Evaluation of the psychometric properties of the Excel Basics assessment for SEEK. Report prepared for SEEK.

Nguyen, C. (2021). The current trends of assessment in developed countries: implications for Vietnam. Paper presented at the Educational Measurement and Assessment for Sustainable Development, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Nguyen, C., & Nawaz, S. (2021). Evaluation of psychometric properties of Character competency framework for New Metrics project. Report prepared for New Metrics partner schools.

Nguyen, C., & Nawaz, S. (2021). Evaluation of psychometric properties of Collaboration competency framework for New Metrics project. Report prepared for New Metrics partner schools.

Nguyen, C., & Nawaz, S. (2021). Evaluation of psychometric properties of Collaboration competency framework for Liverpool Boys High School project. Report prepared for Liverpool Boys High School.

Nguyen, C., & Nawaz, S. (2021). Evaluation of psychometric properties of Communication competency framework for Liverpool Boys High School project. Report prepared for Liverpool Boys High School.

Nguyen, C., & Nawaz, S. (2021). Evaluation of psychometric properties of Communication competency framework for New Metrics project. Report prepared for New Metrics partner schools.

Nguyen, C., & Nawaz, S. (2021). Evaluation of psychometric properties of Connectedness competency framework for New Metrics project. Report prepared for New Metrics partner schools.

Nguyen, C., & Nawaz, S. (2021). Evaluation of psychometric properties of Ethics competency framework for New Metrics project. Report prepared for New Metrics partner schools.

Nguyen, C., & Nawaz, S. (2021). Evaluation of psychometric properties of Innovation and Creativity competency framework for Liverpool Boys High School. Report prepared for Liverpool Boys High School.

Nguyen, C., & Nawaz, S. (2021). Evaluation of psychometric properties of Learner Agency competency framework for New Metrics project. Report prepared for New Metrics partner schools.

Nguyen, C., & Nawaz, S. (2021). Evaluation of psychometric properties of Quality Thinking competency framework for Liverpool Boys High School project. Report prepared for Liverpool Boys High School.

Nguyen, C., & Nawaz, S. (2021). Evaluation of psychometric properties of Quality Thinking competency framework for New Metrics. Report prepared for New Metrics partner schools.

Nguyen, C., & Nawaz, S. (2021). Evaluation of psychometric properties of Research and Critical Thinking competency for Liverpool Boys High School project. Report prepared for Liverpool Boys High School.

Nguyen, C., & Nawaz, S. (2021). Evaluation of psychometric properties of Values competency framework for Liverpool Boys High School project. Report prepared for Liverpool Boys High School.

Pearn, C., Rickards, F., Bagui, L., Tan, O. S., Lagrimas, L., Palattao, J., Alipustain, E. H. G., Diaz, L. E., Robertson, P.,

Moyle, K. (2021). Foundational Frameworks for Curriculum Enhancement for K-3 Mathematics: Essential Understandings and Common Misconceptions. Report prepared for Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

Pietzner, J., Milligan, S., Nguyen, C. (2021). Trial of the SACE Personal Enterprise Assessment Framework. Report prepared for The SACE Board.

Rice, S., Hooley, T., & Crebbin, S. (2021). Approaches to quality assurance in school-based career development: Policymaker perspectives from Australia. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 50(1), 110-127. doi:10.1080/03069885.2021.1919860

Robertson, P., Cagasan, L., Nepomuceno, J., Kheang, T., Bustos, T., Rickards, F., & Ferido, M. (2021). Review of the Tested Curriculum. Report prepared for Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

Robertson, P., Kheang, T., Bustos, T., Rickards, F., Ferido, M., Cagasan, L., Dela Cruz, J., Vergara, J., Nepomuceno, J. (2021). Review of the Attained Curriculum. Report prepared for Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

Robertson, P., Rickards, F., Kheang, T., Bustos, T., & Ferido, M. (2021). The curriculum review project and policy implications: A summary. Report prepared for Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

Sandiford, C., Williams, A., Bagui, L., Rickards, F., Moyle, K., Bustos, T. Robertson, P., Diaz, L.E., Alipustain, E.H.G., Ferriols, A., Dela Cruz, J. (2021). Foundational Frameworks for Curriculum Enhancement for K-3 Literacy: Mother Tongue, Filipino, English. Report prepared for Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

Scalise, K., Wilson, M., & Gochyyev, P. (2021). A taxonomy of critical dimensions at the intersection of learning analytics and educational measurement. Frontiers in Education. doi:10.3389/feduc.2021.656525

Strickland, J., Kamei, T., Johnston, J., & Milligan, S. (2021). Further work on personal and social capability. Report prepared for Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority.

Wilson, M., & Lehrer, R. (2021). Improving learning: Using a learning progression to coordinate instruction and assessment. Frontiers in Education. doi:10.3389/feduc.2021.654212

Poster Session

Wilson, M., Draney, K., Brown, R., Toyama, Y., McNeil, R., Tan, S., & Patz, R. (2021). Assessing college-ready computational thinking. Poster presented at the Structured Poster Session on Computer Science & Computational Thinking at the National Science Foundation, Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) PI Meeting.

Lehrer, R., & Wilson, M. (2021). Modeling assessment to enhance teaching and learning. Poster presented at the National Science Foundation, Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) PI Meeting.

Wilson, M., Gunckel, K., & Morell, L. (2021). Learning progressions in science: Analyzing & deconstructing the multiple dimensions in assessment. Poster presented at the Structured poster session on assessment at the National Science Foundation, Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) PI Meeting.

Other

Kamei, T., Milligan, S., Beswick, B., & Hassim, E. (2021). Consultation pack - General capabilities in the Australian Qualifications Framework. Paper prepared for Australian Government –Department of Education, Skills and Employment. Assessment Research Centre.