DEAN’S LECTURE SERIES 2011
Professor John Hattie Lecture
The future of measurement
Measurement invades so many aspects of our life, particularly in our schools. Indeed schools are awash with test data. Most of these tests look like those of 50 years ago. During the past ten years a new revolution has been occurring leading to fascinating new ways to think about measurement. These include the use of technologies, changing conceptions of how to assess the qualities of tests, the measurement of progress, assessing cognitive processes and the globalisation of measurement. This lecture will outline this revolution, showing how many of these advances can be included in a reporting engine accessible to teachers. These assessment reports can make learning more visible to the student and the teacher.
— MGSE Dean’s Lecture Series 2011
John Hattie is Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education. His areas of interest are measurement models and their applications to educational problems, and models of teaching and learning.
Professor John Hattie – The Future of Measurement