THE 44TH INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR
EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT (IAEA) ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Assessment & Big Data

Big Data is having a dramatic impact on many aspects of our networked 21st Century lives. New techniques are needed to access the volume of data that is available, to help us to make sense of it, and to productively leverage the terabytes (trillions) and petabytes (quadrillions) of available data.

New measures can be derived from the thousands of data points per hour that are collected on individual learners as they learn, complete tests, and experience life.

Big Data opens doors to investigate new questions about learning and assessment.

How can we discover and quantify important measures with sufficient reliability and validity?

What data and measures should be preserved versus discarded?

How can the archival data bases be organised in a sensible way for different stakeholders?

What new quantitative techniques will emerge from the brave new world of Dig Data?

This conference will provide an opportunity for researches and practitioners to share their understandings of current processes and findings, as well as to look at opportunities for exploiting Big Data.

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