Day 2 – Wednesday 11 October
Keynote – Assessment disrupted: Enhancing life opportunities through technological, political and social shifts
Professor Becky Allen – Chief Analyst and co-founder of Teacher Tapp, Professor of Education at the University of Brighton
In this talk, Professor Becky Allen navigates the rapidly shifting terrain of the assessment industry as it is reshaped by significant social, political, and technological changes. Viewing the educational journey through the eyes of a lifelong learner struggling in a conventional academic setting, Professor Allen explores the complex trade-offs between vocational and academic pathways, and between social mobility and equality, highlighting how these dynamics might transform over the next decade.
Following the presentation will be a live Q&A.
Jugjit Chima – Chief Executive Officer, The National Association of Examinations Officers and founder of The Exams Office
Joshua Nicholson – Examinations Developer / Datblygwr Arholiadau, EAL
Hannah Rowe – Assessment Manager, AlphaPlus
Join representatives from Surpass Community members as they take us through their assessment journeys and challenges.
The Surpass Community grows more and more every year. In addition to members of the community that use Surpass, there are essential organisations that support the community either with development, technology or supporting services.
Learn more about some of our amazing Surpass partners in these short updates.
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Surpass Services updates
Surpass Services assist many Surpass Community members in the creation and delivery of their assessments, and also support training in Surpass, online proctoring, test development and test conversion/publishing, and manage our Test Centre Network. In addition, the Product Customisation Service enables customers to enhance the Surpass Platform to meet their needs.
Learn more in these short updates:
Surpass Assessment company update: The year ahead
Jim Crawford – Chief Commercial Officer & Company Director, Surpass Assessment
Andy McAnulla – Co-Chief Executive Officer, Surpass Assessment
Sonya Whitworth – Co-Chief Executive Officer, Surpass Assessment
Join this session to hear about exciting innovations and where Surpass is looking in the year ahead.
Panel: Views from the regulators: Challenges in the adoption of on-screen assessment
Paul Muir – Chief Strategy and Partnership Officer, Surpass Assessment
Jo Handford – Associate Director, Technology in Assessment, Ofqual
Louise McKay – Senior Regulation Manager, SQA Accreditation
Roger Trigg – Education Manager, CCEA Regulation
Dean Seabrook – Senior Qualifications Manager, Qualifications Wales
Watch this live session to hear regulators from all four regions of the UK giving their views on the challenges of adopting on-screen assessment. The panel discussion will be live and questions are welcome throughout.
Closing Keynote – The AI classroom: Learning and assessment in the artificial intelligence revolution
Dan Fitzpatrick – The AI Educator, Founder of Thirdbox Ltd.
In this keynote, educational strategist and author of The AI Classroom, Dan Fitzpatrick, takes participants on a journey through the ever-evolving world of artificial intelligence, how it is transforming our lives and most crucially its impact on education and assessment. Dan spends his time helping educators, teams, and organisations around the world to embrace artificial intelligence, so that together, we can build a better education system together.