TORONTO, June 25, 2022 /CNW/ – On June 21, 2022, the e-Evaluation Affiliation introduced the celebrated 2022 Lifetime Contribution Award to Dr. Graham Orpwood for his unwavering contribution and dedication to reworking the academic evaluation panorama in quite a few jurisdictions internationally.

The Lifetime Contribution Award acknowledges the contribution made by a person who, within the opinion of the impartial panel of judges chosen by the e-Evaluation Affiliation, deserves to be honoured for his or her contribution and sustained dedication to e-assessment over the period of their profession. The person might have had affect on the design, improvement, promotion, execution, or assist of e-assessment at an area, regional, nationwide, or worldwide stage.

Dr. Graham Orpwood is a reputation synonymous with “Evaluation for Studying” in Canada. He has dedicated many years of his life in the direction of supporting the transformation of the evaluation panorama that has impacted (and continues to impression) the lives of tens of millions of scholars internationally. He has been an educator, coverage researcher, curriculum and evaluation specialist, and advisor for over 50 years. His elementary perception is that the first objective of evaluation is to assist and improve studying. This perception underpinned his management in evaluation initiatives with ministries of schooling, educational establishments, examination our bodies, and coaching establishments internationally.

Graham’s contribution to the evaluation neighborhood commenced with the Science Council of Canada the place he directed the nationwide examine of science schooling, which advocated the progressive use of evaluation. He was then chargeable for the event of the science evaluation for the Third Worldwide Arithmetic and Science Examine (TIMSS). Whereas at York College, he led a consortium of over 20 faculty districts for the Evaluation of Science and Know-how Achievement Venture leading to enhancements in academic curricula. He was instrumental for designing the Ontario Faculties Arithmetic Check (OCMT) that was the result of ten years of analysis, which he co-led, to enhance pupil retention and success of their post-secondary schooling.

Within the United Kingdom, Graham led the design and improvement of the formative e-assessment resolution, referred to as Elevate My Maths, for the Nationwide Affiliation of Faculty-Based mostly Instructor Trainers (NASBTT) to assist the success of academics throughout England. He was additionally instrumental within the transformation of academic practices by means of the design and improvement of large-scale formative and summative e-assessment options applied in quite a few jurisdictions throughout Europe.

Graham shared his evaluation experience by means of his participation in advisory boards, committees, conferences, radio exhibits, and TV interviews. His work has obtained quite a few worldwide accolades, and his publications have change into go-to repositories for evaluation specialists who search steerage on designing evaluation options which are impacting the lives of scholars around the globe.

Concerning the e-Evaluation Affiliation

Based in 2008, the e-Evaluation Affiliation (eAA) is a global not-for-profit membership organisation representing all business sectors with an curiosity in e-Evaluation together with colleges, FE and HE, by means of to qualification suppliers, regulators, expertise suppliers and business consultants.

With over 2,900 members worldwide, the eAA has three primary targets:

  • to advertise higher evaluation of information, expertise, and capabilities of individuals by means of expertise.
  • to construct consciousness of the advantages that expertise brings to evaluation, significantly round delivering higher studying and evaluation, slightly than simply higher effectivity.
  • to make sure we’ve a powerful voice and affect in the important thing coverage debates involving the evaluation of studying, coaching, and competency.

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