Keynote: Improving classroom assessment: Developing Chemistry Teachers' Assessment Literacy (Webicom)

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk


The triumvirate of teaching, learning and assessment should be equal, but often teacher training and teacher continued professional development under emphasise teachers’ development of classroom assessment. In this key note, I argue that there by concentrating on improving six elements of assessment literacy can catalyse chemistry teachers to improve their understanding and application of classroom assessment. The six elements are: skills in assessing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills; knowledge of common mistakes, errors and misconceptions; interpretation of student responses and appropriate interventions; knowledge of the requirements of statutory assessment; application of exam technique and critical engagement with assessment theory, policy and practice. For each of these elements I will draw on relevant education research and practical examples for chemistry teachers to use to improve their assessment literacy and therefore improve student progress.
Period1 Dec 2020
Held atHomi Bhabha National Institute, India
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Assessment Literacy
  • Chemistry teaching