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2016 Assessments in Schools Conference
Practical Insights Into Achieving Student Progress

UNSW Global’s assessment division, Educational Assessment Australia, is hosting an intensive one-day conference on the 17 October which is designed to deliver practical insights into the challenges of achieving student progress. For the full event agenda and to register go to www.eaa.unsw.edu.au

ICAS data proving a useful tool for teachers at Brisbane Boys’ College
Staff at Brisbane Boys’ College have been using data gathered from ICAS, to help students learn and reach their full potential.
Published in Education HQ, on 24/02/16

The International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA)
IAEA was established in 1975 to assist educational agencies in the development and appropriate application of educational assessment techniques to improve the quality of education.

EAA has been a member of IAEA since 2011, when we participated in the IAEA Conference in Manila both as an exhibitor and presenter - our Senior Psychometrician, Dr Rassoul Sadeghi, delivered a presentation on Investigating the Efficacy of Link Items in the Construction of an International Mathematics Scale.

ICAS Computer Skills renamed as ICAS Digital Technologies
It seems everyone enjoys their portable electronic devices more than their computers—downloading various apps, recording videos, and developing programs. Digital skills have already extended from telephone to all kinds of devices, such as smart phones, tablets, smart televisions, and game consoles. The name of Computer Skills no longer reflects how students interact with current technology or what they are expected to do with these tools. Consequently we changed the name of the Computer Skills assessment to Digital Technologies. This will allow broader areas of computational thinking, creation of information systems, use and management of mobile and interactive technologies and the impact of social media to be included in the papers.

Practice Online Special Offer for Schools
Schools that order a minimum of 30 Practice Online tests in one order will receive a special price of $4.99. For more information, go to our special offer page.

Choosing a School For Your Child

Educational Assessment Australia was featured in the 2013 NSW edition of Choosing a School For Your Child magazine. The article referred to the benefits of ICAS in gauging students' academic strengths and weaknesses and also in giving students the opportunity to challenge themselves and be recognised for their academic achievements. To view the article click here.

Top Queensland student wins multiple ICAS Medals

Top Queensland Student

 

Practice Online English

 

 

Practice Online English was launched on Friday, 19 July 2013. Please visit the page for more information.

CONASTA 62 - 2013
Date: Sunday, 7 July to Wednesday, 10 July 2013
Venue: La Trobe University, Melbourne

Educational Assessment Australia (EAA) exhibited at the Conference of the Australian Science Teachers Association (CONASTA) from 7 -10 July 2013.

EAA’s, Frans Boot, Senior Assessment Officer, Science - delivered a workshop at the conference titled “Better teaching outcomes through better assessment”.

For more information about the conference visit the CONASTA 62 website.

WIN A TV FOR YOUR SCHOOL COMPETITION:

Congratulations to Paul Waldron from Kyneton Secondary College for being the winner of our CONASTA 62 Win a TV for Your School competition.

CONASTA Winner
Better Teaching Outcomes through Better Assessment
Frans Boot

Media Release
Unique on-demand testing to help assess students’ science skills online
31 May 2013

With the launch of a unique new online science assessment for students, UNSW Global has created an interactive, assessment product that will benefit students being educated in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region in Years 3 to 12 (New Zealand - Years 4 to13) as part of their essential home study and revision program.

Parents have the opportunity to be actively involved in the Practice Online Science test experience. For up to 7 days after taking the test, parents can review their child’s individual results with them. This is a great way to find out what a child’s science strengths and areas for improvement might be.

Taking about 40 minutes to complete the 40 questions at each year level, with a modest cost of just AUD$6.99, the questions are designed to test students’ skills across age-appropriate science areas of interpreting data, applying data as well as the higher order skills of investigating, reasoning and problem solving.

UNSW Global is internationally famous for their pencil and paper based ICAS in a range of subjects including English, Mathematics and Science. More than 2 million students in 20 countries sit these paper based assessments every year.

International research has shown that to improve student performance, opportunities to practise skills and receive timely and informed feedback are critical.

Practice Online Science is now available across Australia and New Zealand and can be purchased from the EAA Shop and Practice Online English is due to be released on 23 July in time to practise for ICAS – English on 31 July.”

For further details please contact:
Neville Walter
Marketing Manager
+61 2 8344 1062

n.walter@eaa.unsw.edu.au

Educational Assessment Australia is an education group of UNSW Global Pty Limited, a not-for-profit provider of education, training and advisory services and wholly owned enterprise of the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

New Practice Online Mathematics
Are you curious about how you measure up academically? Our ten new Practice Online Mathematics tests are the perfect way to test your maths skills at home and see how you compare with other students. Choose a test at the year level you’re in or challenge yourself with something harder. You’ll receive immediate feedback about your areas of strength and weakness, helping you to identify topics to focus on in your home study. Practice Online Mathematics is also ideal preparation for 2013 ICAS Mathematics.

Practice Online Mathematics

Media Release
Unique Online Maths Testing to Benefit Students and Parents
27 July 2012

With the launch of a unique new online mathematics assessment for students, Educational Assessment Australia (EAA) has created an interactive, testing and reporting product that will benefit students being educated in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Region in Years 3 to 12 (New Zealand - Years 4 to13) as part of their essential home study and revision program.

Parents will have the opportunity to be actively involved in the Practice Online Mathematics test experience. For up to 48 hours after taking the test, parents can review their child’s individual results with them. This is a great way to find out what a child’s maths strengths and areas of need might be.

Taking about 40 minutes to complete the 40 questions at each year level, with a modest cost of just AUD$6.99, the meticulously prepared questions are designed to test students’ skills across age-appropriate mathematics areas of algebra and patterns, chance and data, measures and units, number and arithmetic and space and geometry.

EAA is internationally famous for their pencil and paper based ICAS in a range of subjects such as English, Mathematics and Science. More than 2 million students in 20 countries sit these paper based assessments every year, and Practice Online Mathematics is the first in a series of online tests to be released.

International research has shown that to improve student performance, opportunities to practise skills and receive timely and informed feedback are critical.

“Practice Online Mathematics addresses these issues by giving students challenging questions, while also giving them immediate feedback, in a less competitive tuition or home environment,” said Dr Sofia Kesidou, Group Executive, EAA. “It is the ability to receive timely feedback on tests that improves a student’s understanding, not just completing the test itself.” she said. “Having the support of parents is also critical for a student’s learning.”

Practice Online Mathematics launches across Australia and New Zealand on Tuesday 31 July and can be accessed from the EAA website www.eaa.unsw.edu.au/practice-online.

For further details please contact:
Neville Walter
Marketing Manager
+61 2 8344 1062

n.walter@eaa.unsw.edu.au

Educational Assessment Australia is an education group of UNSW Global Pty Limited, a not-for-profit provider of education, training and advisory services and wholly owned enterprise of the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

2012 Junior Mathematics Conference
Date: Monday, 18 June 2012
Venue: Singapore Conference Hall, Singapore

The 2012 Junior Mathematics Conference is a collaborative event organised by UNSW Global, UNSW Singapore and Educational Assessment Australia. This year the conference will be an exciting opportunity for school executive and teachers to meet with their colleagues and to learn about assessment and reporting techniques for Junior Mathematics students through the conference presentations and workshops.

The Fifth International Conference on Probabilistic Models for Measurement
Date: Monday 23 January to Wednesday 25 January 2012
Venue: The University of Western Australia

The 2012 Perth conference program included exciting developments in the theory and practice of measurement in health, education, psychology and marketing.

Dr Rassoul Sadeghi and Nicholas Marosszeky presented at this conference.
Find out more.

Announcing the new EAA Online Shop
Our new Online Shop is an easy and immediate way for you to purchase our new interactive maths tests or order ICAS past papers through the mail. Practice Online Mathematics and past ICAS Mathematics papers are the best way to familiarise yourself with the style and format of ICAS Mathematics, helping you to achieve your personal best. Why not prepare for this year’s ICAS Mathematics tests by getting an adult to purchase for you now?

Medal Presentation Ceremonies
Did you know that last year there were over 750 ICAS medal winners in Australia and New Zealand? Over 200 of these students won medals for ICAS Mathematics. Each winner received a prestigious University of New South Wales medal and certificate in recognition of their achievement. Principals, teachers and family members also had the opportunity to see these students receive their medals at ceremonies held across Australia and in New Zealand. Footage of last year’s New South Wales and ACT Medal Presentation Ceremonies can be viewed here.

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