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OUCEA Annual Lecture 2018

OUCEA is hosting its Annual Lecture for 2018 on the 24th May at the Ashmolean Museum in central Oxford. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception in the Mallett Gallery.

We are pleased to have Professor Derek C. Briggs as our guest speaker this year. Derek Briggs is professor and chair of the Research and Evaluation Methodology program at School of Education, University of Colorado at Boulder . He is also the director of the Center for Assessment Design Research and Evaluation (CADRE).

His talk will focus on “Tolerating Approximate Answers about Student Learning”, using recent and ongoing research on learning progressions in mathematics and science to illustrate how measurement provides a valuable frame of reference in our attempts to answer questions about student learning. While also emphasizing the danger of overselling measurement as an outcome when theories of learning are nascent and scoreable items are in short supply.

Tickets are no longer available. Check back here next week for a video of the lecture. 

44th IAEA Conference on Assessment and Big Data

OUCEA to host 44th International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA) Conference

Big Data is having a dramatic impact on many aspects of our networked 21st Century lives.

New techniques are needed to access the volume of data that is available, to help us to make sense of it, and to productively leverage the terabytes (trillions) and petabytes (quadrillions) of available data. New measures can be derived from the thousands of data points per hour that are collected on individual learners as they learn, complete tests, and experience life. Big Data opens doors to investigate new questions about learning and assessment.

How can we discover and quantify important measures with sufficient reliability and validity? What data and measures should be preserved versus discarded? How can the archival data bases be organized in a sensible way for different stakeholders? What new quantitative techniques will emerge from the brave new world of Big Data? This conference will provide an opportunity for researches and practitioners to share their understandings of current processes and findings, as well as to look at opportunities for exploiting Big Data.

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