Publish Date: 20-NOV-2013 02:48 PM

Lecture on testing in schools was given by Professor Tymms at NU GSE

Seminar event on the subject of the testing in schools by Professor Peter Tymms of School of Education at Durham University, United Kingdom, took place at Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education on the 15th of November. 

 Professor Tymms, who is also a Director of iPIPS, an international study on primary school children, gave a lecture on "The impact of Testing in Schools: Opportunities and Unintended Consequences". The talk covered structure of educational systems and major factors that impact them, aspects of education that can be assessed and reasons for testing. Professor Tymms then spoke about a variety of testing systems as well as their positive, negative and neutral impact. The talk concluded with a discussion of ways to improve educational systems from a policy perspective, including taking into consideration evidence from Randomised Controlled Trials alongside the data collected as a result of continuous monitoring. 

The lecture of Professor Tymms 

The event is a part of a series of guest lectures at NU Graduate School of Education delivered by recognized experts, leaders, and educational sphere executives. Previous events included talks by Murat Orunkhanov, Vice-Minister of Education and Serik Irsaliev, Chairman of the Committee for Control in Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. 

Professor Tymms and the faculty and students of the Graduate School of Education 

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