• Duration
    5 weeks
  • Location
  • Mode
  • Fees
    Fully Subsidised

Measuring What We Value will challenge you to rethink the way that you approach assessment and how you measure success in your school. It will provide you with practical tools you can immediately apply.

You will embark on a deep dive into learning theory and discuss why existing assessment methods need to evolve in a changing education landscape.

You will investigate and identify student data points and identify and discuss opportunities to create a personalised student experience that directly impacts learning and wellbeing.

You will explore how assessment changes can foster new ambitions for student learning so they can thrive and flourish at your school and beyond.

Measuring What We Value is an elective of the wider Leading Teaching, Learning and Wellbeing, focusing on instructional leadership and raising the quality of teaching to improve student achievement.

This is an open intake available to those in the program and anyone else with an interest in the future of how we measure success.


Designed for Victorian government school principals, assistant principals, system, leaders, leading teachers and learning specialists.


Co-designed by the Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership and Ernst and Young (EY), the course workshops will be facilitated by the EY team and leading subject matter experts.

Professor Sandra Milligan is the Executive Director of the newly established Melbourne Assessment, at the University of Melbourne. Her research focuses on development and construction of ‘next-generation’ approaches to assessment and recognition of learning. Originally a STEM teacher, Sandra is also a former Director of Curriculum in a state education department and has held senior research, management and governance positions in a range of government authorities, not-for-profits, and domestic and international corporations.  

Travis Smith is a national education specialist with Microsoft Australia, working with educators to use technology for powerful learning. He has over 11 years' experience in the classroom teaching psychology, geography, history and English. His strength is the link between highly effective teaching and learning, and the role technology can play to enhance it.  

Over 5 weeks, you will engage in and contribute to:

  • 4 online workshops (2 hours each) with asynchronous resources

2 October 2023

Course introduction will be open to participants on AcademyOnline.

9 October

Participants attend Workshop 1 (Sandra Milligan).

16 October

Participants attend Workshop 2 (Sandra Milligan).

30 October

Participants attend Workshop 3 (Travis Smith).

13 November

Participants attend group learning session (EY facilitated).

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • identify and discuss the limitations of current assessment methods
  • understand the relationship between next-generation and current assessments
  • discuss the implication of changing assessment methods and learning goals
  • identify indicators of student progress.

You will be provided with opportunities to network with others, reflect on your own practice, and learn from leading experts about assessment and data. You will be supported in reflecting on what you have learned and how you can apply this learning to your role as a leader within your school.

Fully subsidised by the Department of Education for Victorian government school participants.

Last updated 31 August 2023