AEA Europe 2020

November 04 – 06

Theme: COVID – 19 and Assessment

How did your education and assessment system react to the effects of Covid19?

The conference will be held as a virtual event

The Festival schedule is still tentative; please note that the event will be conducted in the Central European Timezone

Welcome

 

Dear Members of AEA-Europe, I am delighted to welcome you to our online Festival 2020!

It is with great sadness that I am not able to welcome you all, in person, at this time of year to Dun Laoghaire/Dublin for our Annual Conference 2020.   However,  as we all know, it has been a strange and unprecedented year but I have every confidence that we will meet face-to-face yet again in 2021!  In the meantime, I am delighted to welcome you to our online Festival instead.  This event will allow us to meet together (albeit virtually) at our usual time of year and to share and interact with the work of the association, our special interest groups, guest speakers and our doctoral student members.  It means we are also able to have our Annual General Assembly that will enable us to sign off the work of the year, the financial accounts and the changeover of Council Members – all important activities to keep the work of the Association progressing and developing.

This was my last year as President, and notwithstanding the pandemic and the postponement of the 2020 conference, my time as president has been extremely rewarding and enjoyable.  Given how members have stepped up to make sure this Festival is a great success, I know that we will continue to prosper and that I will be leaving the Association in good hands!  I have every confidence that over the next few years the Association will continue to grow, to bring forth new ideas and develop the culture of educational assessment in Europe – and getting together through this online Festival is a great testament to that!

I hope you enjoy the sessions and the online interaction with colleagues and I wish you a successful Festival!

With best wishes,

 Jannette Elwood

President: AEA-Europe

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Programme

(Tentative)

Wednesday, 4th of November 2020

Times below are in the Central European Timezone

10:00 – 10:15

Official Opening

President
Jannette Elwood

10:30 – 11:00

Introduction to AEA

10mins – Describing the history, scope, aims and future of AEA

20 mins –  Q & A Session

Delivered by Council
Alex Scharaschkin

11:00 – 12:00

Guest Speaker

Professor Gavin Brown
Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Title: Technology is not the answer: An assessor’s response to online digital schooling

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 16:30

Assessment Cultures SIG

Focus: How did your education and assessment system react to the effects of Covid19?


13:30
Introduction

Andrew Watts

13:40
Speaker Sessions

Chairs: Andrew Watts and Eleanor Andressen

Cristina Alarcón: Dealing with Covid 19 in Germany
George MacBride: The old normal or a new vision
Damian Murchan: Dealing with Covid 19 in Ireland
Lise Vikan Sandvik:
Dealing with Covid 19 in Norway

15:00
Group Discussions

15:25
Panel Discussion

Chairs: Andrew Watts and Eleanor Andressen
Panelists: Christina Alarcón, George MacBride, Damian Murchan, Stuart Shaw, Lise Vikan Sandvik

16:10
Summarising Comments

Isabel Nisbet

16:20
The Future of the SIG

Andrew Watts

 

Thursday, 5th of November 2020

Times below are in the Central European Timezone

10:00 – 10:30

Introduction to AEA

10 mins –  Describing the history, scope, aims and future of AEA

20 mins –  Q & A Session

Delivered by Council – TBC

10:30 – 11:00

Publications Committee Event

Debbie Chetcuti

Title: The Publications Committee: Enhancing AEAE Communications

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:00

Scientific Programme Committee Event

Stuart Shaw, Elisa de Padua, Nico Dieteren

Title: Life and Times of the Scientific Programme Committee: the work and remit of the SPC

12:00 – 12:30

Professional Development Committee Event

Rolf Vegar Olsen

Title: Presentation of the AEA-Europe accreditation scheme: Criteria, how to apply and Q&A

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch

Parallel Sessions

14:00 – 16:30
E-Assessment SIG Workshop

Focus: What did we learn about eAssessment during COVID-19?

14:00 – 14:05
Introduction

Mary Richardson

14:05 – 15:00
Speaker Sessions

Chairs: Mary Richardson and Caroline Jongcamp

Irene Custodio and Grace Grima (Principal Researcher, Pearson UK)
Changing plans: How moving from face-to-face to remote scoring in the UK PISA Field Trial 2020 enhanced the experience for examiners
Abstract

David Haggie (Managing Director, Grademaker)
Moving test authoring online: an opportunity to rethink processes and approaches
Abstract

Graham Hudson (Managing Director, GA Partners)
How to buy e-assessment services with certainty and clarity
Abstract

Nicola Mellor (Qualifications Director, Chartered Insurance Institute)
The dark side of the mouse: technical preparedness, resilience and exam stress in remotely invigilated assessment
Abstract

Anja Sisarica (Strategic Relations Manager, Inspera)
What the pandemic taught us about ensuring assessment integrity?
Abstract

Lydia May Townsend (Post graduate student, UCL)
Finding the funds: Poverty as a barrier to effective e-assessment in higher education during Covid-19
Abstract

15:00 – 15:40
Group Discussions (with short Break)
15:40 – 16:20
Panel Discussion

Chairs: Mary Richardson and Caroline Jongcamp

Panelists:

Irene Custodio and Grace Grima (Principal Researcher, Pearson UK)
David Haggie (Managing Director, Grademaker)
Graham Hudson (Managing Director, GA Partners)
Nicola Mellor (Qualifications Director, Chartered Insurance Institute)
Anja Sisarica (Strategic Relations Manager, Inspera)
Lydia May Townsend (Post graduate student, UCL)

Discussants:

Rose Clesham (Director of Academic Standards and Measurement, Pearson)
Anand Karat (President, Vretta)

Final thoughts from participants

16:20 – 16:30
SIG Review and Look Ahead

Martyn Ware

14:00 – 16:30
PhD session

Chairs: Christina Wikström and Stuart Shaw

Presentations

Michael Taylor (University of Glasgow, Scotland)
To what extent is teacher practice affected by changes in education policy?

Ruth Bonello (University of Malta, Malta)
Digital corpora and formative assessment in the French as a Foreign Language classroom within the Maltese context.

Tamara Rozas (University College London (UCL), England)
Assessment & Social Justice in a context of high stakes testing:
Conceptions and experiences from three Chilean schools’ oriented by inclusive projects

Sofie Holmquist (Umeå University, Sweden)
Disentangling Construct-relevant and Construct-irrelevant Multidimensionality of Self-Rating Scale data – An Application of Bi-factor Exploratory Structural Equation Modeling

Eleni Meletiadou (London South Bank University, England)
The use of Peer Assisted Learning/Mentoring (PAL/M) as an inclusive peer assessment strategy within foundation year practice

Shotaro Baba (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan)
Function of a Past Exam: Focusing on the Perceptions of a Past Exam

Anne-Mai Meesak (Tallinn University, International Studies and Development in Estonian Education, Estonia)
Children’s skills and their relationship with the home and kindergarten learning environment

Elisa de Padua (University of Cambridge, UK)
Building bridges between practices and beliefs regarding classroom assessment practices of reading comprehension in Chilean classrooms through a multiple case study

Hui Ma (Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland)
The washback effects of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) from the views and experiences of students who are studying at an English as the medium of instruction (EMI) context in a Sino-UK joint programme in China.

Friday, 6th of November 2020

Times below are in the Central European Timezone

10:00 – 11:00

General Assembly

Out-going President Jannette Elwood

AEA-Europe Council

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:30

Kathleen Tattersall New Researcher Award Winner Announcement

Chair: Elena Papanastasiou

Winner of the 2019 Award (unable to present in Lisbon 2019):

Aisling Keane: “Formative Assessment in Student Transition to Higher Education – A Sociocultural Perspective”

Winner of the 2020 Award:

Stéphanie Berger: “Implementation and validation of an item response theory scale for formative assessment”

Each award winner will give 15-20 mins for the presentation to allow for 5-10 mins of Q&A

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 15:30

Symposium and Discussion Panel 

Education and Assessment Systems in a context of COVID-19: reactions, experiences and challenges for 2021 and beyond

Speakers:

Dennis Opposs (Ofqual, England)
Jo-Anne Baird (University of Oxford, England)
Melanie Ehren (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Jannette Elwood (Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland)

15:30 – 16:00

Closing Event

Address by in-coming President Christina Wikström

Dublin 2021 Announcement: Damian Murchan and Gerry Shiel

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