CEMA has two main aspirations: to provide services to the education community, business world, and the tertiary sector, and to become a self-funded centre.
CEMA is committed to:
Professor Jim Tognolini, Founding Director
Dr Graham Hendry, Senior Lecturer
Dr Chris Freeman, Casual Academic
Adjunct Professor Tom Alegounarias, Casual Academic
Kathleen Walker, Executive Assistant
The CEMA Assessment Advisory Committee represents the interests of the centre’s partners and consists of representatives from educational sectors, unions, agencies, and the University. The Advisory Committee assures the appropriateness of CEMA planning, business model and general activity. It advises on the perspectives and priorities of these groups and identifies opportunities for CEMA to achieve its commitments through its general activities, projects and partnerships.
CEMA Assessment Advisory Committee members
Honorary Associate Professor
Honorary Senior Lecturer
Adjunct Senior Lecturer
Honorary Research Fellows
This group has a total membership of 170 made up of those in the educational community who are involved in assessment, measurement, and psychometric projects. Generally, around 40 members attend a meeting, depending on their interest in the presentation. We aim to meet every 6-8 weeks.
We have partnered with the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) in order to support teachers’ engagement with, and understanding of, assessment and the use of data to inform teaching and learning.
We collaborate with the education school sectors to build depth of expertise and to develop solutions that prioritise meeting students’ needs and address patterns of educational attainment and disadvantage.
Our professional learning programs are based on the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers to enable teachers to meet their accreditation requirements. Our education partners have endorsed, and help to deliver our Assessment Literacy and Data Literacy modules. In addition, we are collaboratively designing more professional learning programs for teachers and schools, and have contributed articles to our partners’ journals.
We partner with the office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Education (DVCE) and within the Sydney School of Education and Social Work, we have partnerships with the Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation (CRLI), the Special Education Team, Sydney Institute for Community Languages Education (SICLE) and the Educational Leadership Team.