Teacher Assessment Resource for Monitoring and Improving Instruction (TARMII): An online assessment resource for South African

Date: 29 August 2019
Time: 12:30 - 14:00
Venues in Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town (Videoconferencing facilities: see below)

Presenters:
Dr Charlotte Motha, Education and Skills Development, Human Sciences Research Council
Mr Maglin Moodley, Department of Science and Technology Education, University of Johannesburg

Chair:
Prof Mokong Mapadimeng, Education and Skills Development, Human Sciences Research Council

The use of formative assessment, aptly known as assessment for learning, is recognised as important in enhancing teaching and learning. Yet, this form of assessment is rarely used in South African classrooms due to a measurement driven approach to learner assessment. Assessment for learning occurs when teacher and learner interactions provide information that the teacher uses to modify teaching to meet learning goals. South African studies reveal that teachers need support and appropriate resources to engage in this kind of assessment.
 
This seminar introduces an innovative online assessment system for teachers and learners called, the Teacher Assessment Resource for Monitoring and Improving Instruction (TARMII) and reports on the findings of a pilot study conducted on its use in selected primary schools. The TARMII system enables teachers to assess for learning in that it allows teachers to collect information on learner assessments, analyse the information and provide reports on learner performance. This information is then used to plan and modify teaching to improve both teaching and learning. We conclude that the TARMII system has potential to transform the way assessment is conceived and used in South African classrooms.

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Pretoria: HSRC Video Conference Room, 1st  floor HSRC Library, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria.
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Cape Town: HSRC Video Conference Room, Merchant House 116-118 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town.
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Durban: HSRC Video Conference Room, The Atrium, 5th Floor, 430 Peter Mokaba Ridge, Berea, 4001.
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The HSRC seminar series is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST). The views and opinions expressed therein as well as findings and statements of the seminar series do not necessarily represent the views of the DST