Specialist training: The place of taxonomies in question writing, paper setting, and assessment evaluation

The place of taxonomies in question writing, paper setting, and assessment evaluation

Speakers: Dr Frances Wilson (Principal Researcher, OCR)
Date: 25 Oct 2018 Venue: Cambridge Assessment The Triangle Building, Shaftesbury Road Cambridge CB2 8EA
Time: 09:30 - 12:30
Type: Training event Fee: £70.00

New specialist training event for 2018

For any assessment, it is important to establish a clear understanding of what skills and knowledge are assessed. It is also useful to be able to compare assessments across different educational stages and different contexts, and to be able to monitor assessments over time. This training event introduces the use and development of taxonomies to support question writing, paper setting and evaluating assessments. The session is targeted at assessment professionals, but will be accessible to teachers and assessors who are interested in developing their assessment knowledge.

It gave me great confidence to know that the people delivering the training were leaders in their field.”

You will:
• Become familiar with some existing taxonomies.
• Understand how these taxonomies might be used in question writing, paper setting and assessment evaluation.
• Explore how you might develop a taxonomy to meet your own needs.

Course trainer

Frances Wilson specialist trainingDr Frances Wilson completed her PhD in Developmental Psycholinguistics at the University of Edinburgh in 2009, and has taught and conducted research in this area at a number of universities in the US, UK and Germany, working on projects relating to second language acquisition, bilingualism and event perception. 

Frances joined Cambridge Assessment’s Assessment Research and Development unit in 2012. In 2014, she moved to the Research and Technical Standards team, where she is now Principal Researcher. She compiles the OCR Research Programme, and is involved in conducting research on the setting and maintaining of standards for OCR’s qualifications, often working jointly with both JCQ and Ofqual. 

Frances has also published research on technical assessment issues, practical science assessment, and been involved in the development of OCR’s reformed GCSE and A level qualifications.

The Triangle Building, Shaftesbury Road Cambridge CB2 8EA