Richard Selfridge

Author and Teacher, Databusting for Schools
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Assessment 101 – Ten things everyone should know about assessing children

Most education research relies to a large extent on accurate assessment of children at different points in time. But what do we know about assessing what students know? How do we know if tests are meaningful, and how can we be sure that what test-based research appears to tell us is likely to be true? For those new to the issues in psychometrics, this session provides a much needed introduction to the world of education data.

Bio

Richard Selfridge has taught in a wide range of primary schools over the last 15 years. He has been published in the Guardian, TES and Schools Week, and he has spoken at a wide range of education conferences including ResearchEd, the Festival of Education, Northern Rocks and the Battle of Ideas. His book, Databusting for Schools was published in July 2018 by Sage Publications.

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National Conference 2018

Assessment 101 – Ten things everyone should know about assessing children

Most education research relies to a large extent on accurate assessment of children at different points in time. But what do we know about assessing what students know? How do we know if tests are meaningful, and how can we be sure that what test-based research appears to tell us is likely to be true? For those new to the issues in psychometrics, this session provides a much needed introduction to the world of education data.