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Date: Wednesday 16 November 2022, 4.30pm – 6.30pm

Location: Seminar Room 203, RD Watt Building A04. Science Road, Camperdown Campus, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006

Automated Essay Scoring (AES) is used internationally, especially in the United States, in a range of high stakes testing contexts. There are good reasons for Australian schools to investigate the use of AES, and good reasons to be cautious.

Please join Professor Kalervo Gulson (Australian Research Council Future Fellow, University of Sydney) and Professor Greg Thompson (2022 SSSHARC James Fellow, Queensland University of Technology) for the launch of a whitepaper and accompanying policy brief about the use of AES in Australian schools. This will include a panel discussion with stakeholders from diverse sectors responding to the identified issues, questions and recommendations. Audience discussion time will follow where we invite everyone to collectively think through the benefits AES may bring and the potential pitfalls.

This event is sponsored by the Sydney Social Sciences and Humanities Advanced Research Centre (SSSHARC) at the University of Sydney. In-person seating is limited so please RSVP to ensure your spot. Light refreshments will be available from 4.30pm with the presentation and panel discussion commencing at 5pm.

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