Leading industry experts to focus on improving teaching standards at Dublin conference

The conference ‘Better Evaluation and Assessment to Improve Teaching and Learning’ will explore how assessment and evaluation can best support the acquisition of key competences for learning. It will draw from research carried out by the European Commission and the OECD. In particular, it will explore how elements of evaluation and assessment frameworks can be combined successfully to promote improved learning for students. Typical elements of an evaluation and assessment framework include student assessment, teacher appraisal, school inspection, school self-evaluation, appraisal of school leaders and education system evaluation, including the use of national and international surveys.