What’s the Evidence: Developing indicators of teacher quality to investigate the predictive validity of teaching performance assessments - A joint research project with the Sydney School of Education and Social Work.
Developing rubrics to assess students across the University’s Graduate Qualities - A joint research project with the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education).
Teacher efficacy in reading: K-6 teachers in Catholic Primary Schools in NSW.
Sydney School of Education & Social Work (SSESW) NSW Department of Education (DoE): Mid Career changers program DoE Grant (Professor Jim Tognolini)
With staff from SSESW, UTS and Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL): Measuring Quality Teachers: ARC Linkage (Professor Jim Tognolini, Ms Anne Lawson-Jones)
With industry partners: NSW Department of Education (DoE), Janison, Education Services Australia (ESA), Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA), Australian Education Research Organisation (AERO): ARC Industry Laureate Fellowship (Professor Jim Tognolini, Associate Professor Sofia Kesidou, Mr Tom Alegounarias, Ms Anne Lawson-Jones)
With staff from SSESW: Closing the (research) Gap: First Peoples’ review of education databases: (Professor Jim Tognolini)
Our expertise in research extends to helping partners develop research capacity and scholarly inquiry in a range of areas related to the methodology and practice of measurement, assessment, and psychometrics.
Examples of our research-informed Professional Services in Australia and around the world:
Examples of our applied research professional learning consultancy work in Australia with education bodies:
The CEMA Research Seminar Series is a new initiative in 2023. In this inaugural year we will hear experienced education researchers from various faculties at the University of Sydney give short talks about their recent work in educational assessment and/or measurement. The purpose is to get to know one another’s work, and one another.
Anyone with a research interest in assessment or measurement is welcome to attend, from any university or education-related organisation.
Meetings are held approximately monthly on a Thursday from 12-1pm in the Education Building (with the option to attend in person or via Zoom). This is followed by the opportunity to interact more casually over lunch afterwards at a café on campus.
If you would like to be included in the calendar invites for the research seminars, please email CEMA@sydney.edu.au.
2023 Seminar Schedule
A/Prof Aek Phakiti
Assessing integrated academic writing of ESL international students: Issues and challenges
A/Prof Rachael Hains-Wesson
Measuring international education impact to improve students’ employability skills
Prof Peter Reimann
Getting real in assessment theory: From constructs to mechanisms
A/Prof Elaine Huber
Quality online assessment in business education: A framework to support best practice
Prof Bandana Saini
A/Prof Jen Scott Curwood & A/Prof Amani Bell
A/Prof Ilektra Spandagou
Prof Annette Burgess
Prof Alyson Simpson, A/Prof Wayne Cotton, & Dr Rachel White
A/Prof Dean Dudley
Prof Jennifer Rowley
The postgraduate research student community of CEMA is a vibrant one. We currently have 25 students – a mix of international and domestic - with a range of research interests, work experience, prior study areas, and cultures. We are fortunate to have researchers and experts from both inside and outside the University of Sydney involved in the supervision of our students. Students support one another, and CEMA staff also actively support students including via fortnightly lunchtime development sessions.
If you are interested in undertaking postgraduate research study with us, please email CEMA@sydney.edu.au.
Salem Alazazi – Topic TBC
Quality assurance measures
Developing a comprehensive framework to enhance technology-based formative assessment practice in higher education courses.
An inquiry into teacher assessment literacy: The development of an assessment framework and instrument to measure the assessment literacy of teachers in Saudi Arabia.
Realigning tertiary education and 21st century skills for the millennial generations: Evaluating university teachers’ formative assessment with digital technologies and the effects on students’ learning of 21st century skills.
Framework for validating and measuring English proficiency for Thai tour guides.
Assessment on student’s innovation ability in an online environment.
Shafiza Binti Mohamed - COMPLETED
Developing a procedure to align the national assessment of curriculum-based high-stake, national examination to the policy requirement for digital literacy.
Usefulness of translanguaging pedagogy on improving English speaking performance of Chinese EFL university students A mixed methods approach.
Helen Bremert - Topic TBC
A validation framework for pronunciation assessment.
Secondary mathematics teachers’ alternative designs for assessing problem-solving in grades 11 and 12 mathematics.
Preparing for situated action in professional contexts: Designing learning environments to support the development of the graduate qualities
Teacher education preparation and assessment: A fresh perspective.
Australian schools on the world stage: How well are we performing and how do we really know?
Health outcomes measurement: a comparison of classical and Rasch measurement theories.
Perceptions of assessment knowledge and understanding required to demonstrate graduate and proficient career level standards in NSW.
Exploring the Theory of Formative Assessment and its Implementation in the Classroom.
Measuring and Demonstrating the Social Impact and Value of The Sydney Peace Foundation