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Assessment: an overview

Aug 16 - Aug 31, 2021

$200 Enrol

Full course description

Date and time

Tuessday 17 August 2021, 9.30 am to 11.00 am

Delivery mode

Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event


This learning event is right for you if you are keen to grow your knowledge and understanding of contemporary assessment theory and practices in your classroom. You might be an experienced teacher who wants to develop your mastery or a new teacher who wants to revisit key content from your pre-service days.


Quality assessment is crucial to effective teaching and learning. The practice of quality assessment is an expectation of every teacher, as is knowledge of contemporary methods that are used to evaluate, measure, and document the academic readiness, learning progress, skill acquisition and educational needs of learners.  A challenge for educators is mastering the language and developing a common and shared understanding of the concepts of contemporary assessment. This webinar will provide a clear and sensible overview of the language and concepts, allowing participants to create a strong foundation for further learning.

‘It is an expectation of all teachers that we can develop, select and use informal and formal, diagnostic, formative and summative assessment strategies to assess student learning.’  Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

This learning events supports creating best practice toward the following VRQA standard(s):

  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes
  • Curriculum and Student Learning – Monitoring and reporting on students’ performance.                               

Key takeaways                 

  • an overview of the language and concepts of contemporary assessment
  • a summary of the latest research on effective assessment
  • discovery of  a range of free resources to support your work
  • some continuums of practice to determine your next learning.


Presenter information

Aine Maher                       

Aine Maher is an Ambassador for Independent Schools Victoria. She designs and delivers customised professional learning programs in the areas of curriculum, teaching and learning and leadership development. Aine is an accomplished presenter, a skilled communicator and, with expertise and experience in independent schools over many years, highly knowledgeable in her field. A dynamic networker, Aine has participated in a broad range of state and national advisory and representative committees giving her access to contemporary thinking and practice in learning design, organisational culture and leadership.