Coming to Auckland this conference series will provide fresh perspectives on assessment in the challenging educational landscape. Sessions will include leading research, practical tips and networking opportunities for educators at all stages of their career.


Date & Venue


10 May 2019

The Limelight room, Aotea Centre
50 Mayoral Drive
Auckland New Zealand


  • 9am - 10:00am | Morning Plenary

    Intro & welcome | Martin Spears

    Keynote - ‘Teacher assessment literacy: Are we there yet?’ | Dr Dennis Alonzo

  • 10:00am - 10:20am

    Morning tea

  • 10:20am - 11:05am

    Using rubrics for differentiated assessment | Courtney Nelson

  • 11:10am - 11:55am

    Using the Hess CRM to enhance cognitive rigour in the classroom through effective use and interpretation of cognitive verbs | Chelsea Bernal

  • 12:00pm - 12:45pm


  • 12:50pm - 1:25pm

    Teacher-based assessment validation framework: Teacher assessment literacy and teachers as sources of evidence | Seun Ijiwade

  • 1:25pm - 1:55pm

    Using data to identify and support schoolwide intervention strategies | Katie Dobson & Lindsey Mackrill

  • 2:00pm - 2:30pm

    Networking round table: Can you measure progression? | Juanita De Souza

  • 2:30pm - 2:50pm

    Networking Afternoon tea

  • 2:50pm - 3:45pm | Afternoon Plenary

    Panel - ‘What does assessment best practice look like now and in the future?’ | Dr. Dennis Alonzo, Lucy Naylor, John Waller

  • 3:45pm

    Conference close

Our Speakers


Prof. Chris Davison

School of Education, University of New South Wales (UNSW).


Dr. Dennis Alonzo

School of Education, University of New South Wales (UNSW).

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