Dr Dennis Alonzo
Senior Lecturer

Dr Dennis Alonzo

BS Biology (MSU-IIT), MS Biology (MSU-IIT), MEd Assessment and Evaluation (UniMelb), PhD (UNSW Sydney)

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Education

Dennis is a test and scale developer, program evaluator, curriculum designer, and applied statistician. His area of interest revolves around Assessment for Learning (AfL) particularly in supporting teachers to make highly contextualised, consistent, fair and trustworthy assessment decisions to effectively support student learning. He has been involved in a number of international and national research projects. He also researches on a broad range of topics including student IT experiences, blended and online learning, standards-based assessment, and learning analytics to help inform curriculum design, professional development and policy. He has received various scholarships from the Philippines and Australian governments and a public diplomacy scholarship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Korea. He was a former Dean of Education of the University of Southeastern Philippines before joining UNSW.

Location
G41 Morven Brown Building
  • Books | 2024
    Alonzo D, 2024, Assessment to Support Learning and Teaching Problems and Solutions
  • Book Chapters | 2024
    Nguyen H; Wijarwadi W; Alonzo D, 2024, 'Preservice Teacher Mentoring in TESOL Contexts: A systematic Literature Review', in Tajeddin Z; Farrell TSC (ed.), Handbook of Language Teacher Education: Critical Review and Research Synthesis, Springer
    Book Chapters | 2023
    Alonzo D; Davison C; Sahlberg P, 2023, 'Assessment for Equity: The Role of Formative Assessment', in Educational Assessment The Influence of Paul Black on Research, Pedagogy and Practice, Bloomsbury Publishing, pp. 143 - 162
    Book Chapters | 2022
    Beswick K; Alonzo D, 2022, 'Teaching mathematics out-of-field: What knowledge matters?', in Hobbs L; Porsch R (ed.), Out-of-field teaching across teaching disciplines and contexts, Springer, Singapore, pp. 353 - 366, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-9328-1_17
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Quimno V; Alonz D, 2019, 'Leading innovation centres in higher education institutions in developing countries: Ensuring graduate employability', in Innovate Higher Education to Enhance Graduate Employability: Rethinking the Possibilities, pp. 70 - 82, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780429058899-7
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Mirriahi N; Alonzo D; McIntyre S; Kligte G; Fox B, 2016, 'Blended learning innovations: Leadership and change in one Australian institution', in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Sage, Los Angeles, pp. 293 - 307
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Vigentini L; McIntyre S; Mirriahi N; Alonzo D, 2016, 'Mining Learning Sequences in MOOCs: Does course design constrain students behaviours or do students shape their own learning?', in ElAtia S; Zaïane O; Ipperciel D (ed.), Data Mining and Learning Analytics in Educational Research, Wiley and Blackwell, pp. 175 - 206, http://au.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118998235.html
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Vigentini L; McIntyre S; Mirriahi N; Alonzo D, 2016, 'Mining learning sequences in MOOCs: Does course design constrain students' behaviors or do students shape their own learning?', in Data Mining And Learning Analytics: Applications in Educational Research, pp. 173 - 205, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118998205.ch11
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Kingsford-Smith AA; Alonzo D; Beswick K; Loughland T; Roberts P, 2024, 'Perceived autonomy support as a predictor of rural students’ academic buoyancy and academic self-efficacy', Teaching and Teacher Education, 142, pp. 104516 - 104516, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2024.104516
    Journal articles | 2024
    Townend G; McGregor M; Alonzo D; Nguyen HTM, 2024, 'What would it take? Enhancing outcomes for high-ability students with disability', Frontiers in Education, 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2024.1322872
    Journal articles | 2023
    Alonzo D; Baker S; Knipe S; Bottrell C, 2023, 'A scoping study relating Australian secondary schooling, educational disadvantage and assessment for learning', Issues in Educational Research, 33, pp. 874 - 896
    Journal articles | 2023
    Alonzo D; Bejano J; Labad V, 2023, 'Alignment between Teachers' Assessment Practices and Principles of Outcomes-Based Education in the Context of Philippine Education Reform', International Journal of Instruction, 16, pp. 489 - 506, http://dx.doi.org/10.29333/iji.2023.16127a
    Journal articles | 2023
    Alonzo D; Davison C; Harrison CA, 2023, 'Editorial: Exploring classroom assessment practices and teacher decision-making', Frontiers in Education, 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2023.1098892
    Journal articles | 2023
    Alonzo D; Oo CZ; Wijarwadi W; Hannigan C, 2023, 'Using social media for assessment purposes: Practices and future directions', Frontiers in Psychology, 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.1075818
    Journal articles | 2023
    Alonzo D; Oo CZ, 2023, 'The use of Messenger for research collaboration: An auto-ethnographic study', Frontiers in Psychology, 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2022.1076340
    Journal articles | 2023
    Alonzo D; Tabelin CB; Dalona IM; Beltran A; Orbecido A; Villacorte-Tabelin M; Resabal VJ; Promentilla MA; Brito-Parada P; Plancherel Y; Jungblut AD; Armstrong R; Santos A; Schofield PF; Herrington R, 2023, 'Bio+Mine Project: Empowering the Community to Develop a Site-Specific System for the Rehabilitation of a Legacy Mine', International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/16094069231176340
    Journal articles | 2023
    Alonzo D; Teng S, 2023, 'Trustworthiness of Teacher Assessment and Decision-Making: Reframing the Consistency and Accuracy Measures', International Journal of Instruction, 16, pp. 1075 - 1094, http://dx.doi.org/10.29333/iji.2023.16357a
    Journal articles | 2023
    Ijiwade O; Alonzo D, 2023, 'Learning-centred assessment validation framework: A theoretical exploration', Critical Studies in Teaching and Learning, 11, pp. 43 - 67, http://dx.doi.org/10.14426/cristal.v11i1.613
    Journal articles | 2023
    Ijiwade O; Alonzo D, 2023, 'Teacher Perceptions of the Use of a Computer-Adaptive Test for Formative Purposes: Typologies of Practices', International Journal of Instruction, 16, pp. 887 - 908, http://dx.doi.org/10.29333/iji.2023.16247a
    Journal articles | 2023
    Koon W; Brander RW; Alonzo D; Peden AE, 2023, 'Lessons learned from co-designing a high school beach safety education program with lifeguards and students', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 34, pp. 222 - 231, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hpja.664
    Journal articles | 2023
    Oo CZ; Alonzo D; Asih R; Pelobillo G; Lim R; San NMH; O’Neill S, 2023, 'Implementing school-based assessment reforms to enhance student learning: a systematic review', Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11092-023-09420-7
    Journal articles | 2023
    Oo CZ; Alonzo D; Davison C, 2023, 'Using a Needs-Based Professional Development Program to Enhance Pre-Service Teacher Assessment for Learning Literacy', International Journal of Instruction, 16, pp. 781 - 800, http://dx.doi.org/10.29333/iji.2023.16144a
    Journal articles | 2023
    Oo CZ; Alonzo D, 2023, 'Developing pre-service teachers’ skills in assessment for learning (AfL): A plan using design-based research', Issues in Educational Research, 33, pp. 693 - 712
    Journal articles | 2023
    Oo CZ; Alonzo D, 2023, 'Developing pre-service teachers’ skills in assessment for learning (AfL): A plan using design-based research', Issues in Educational Research, 33, pp. 693 - 712, http://www.iier.org.au/iier33/oo.pdf
    Journal articles | 2023
    Peden AE; Alonzo D; McMillan F; Tran TP; Hawke C; Ivers R; Franklin RC, 2023, 'Co-Designing a Farm Safety Gamified Educational Resource With Secondary School Students and Their Teachers: Qualitative Study Protocol', International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/16094069231156345
    Journal articles | 2023
    Ponce RG; Alonzo D; Llanita G; Olandria A; Catubig MC; Regino R; Torreno JL; Vilela E; Polestico R, 2023, 'Development of Online Post-COVID Intervention Program for Students: Ensuring Effective Reintegration in the Physical Learning Space', International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/16094069231187277
    Journal articles | 2023
    Sheridan L; Wilson L; Alonzo D; Middleton R, 2023, 'Australian and New Zealand Nurses: Social and Emotional Attributes and Work Engagement', International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/16094069231202660
    Journal articles | 2023
    Strnadová I; Eacott S; Danker J; Dowse L; Lenne B; Alonzo D; Tso M; Loblinzk J, 2023, 'Leading schools for specific purposes: a relational analysis of provision', Journal of Educational Administration and History, 55, pp. 146 - 164, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2022.2101989
    Journal articles | 2023
    Teng S; Alonzo D, 2023, 'Critical Review of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: Where are the non-Cognitive Skills?', International Journal of Instruction, 16, pp. 605 - 624, http://dx.doi.org/10.29333/iji.2023.16134a
    Journal articles | 2022
    Alonzo D; Loughland T, 2022, 'Variability of Students’ Responses to Assessment Activities: The Influence of Achievement Levels', International Journal of Instruction, 15, pp. 1071 - 1090, http://dx.doi.org/10.29333/iji.2022.15457a
    Journal articles | 2022
    Asih R; Alonzo D; Loughland T, 2022, 'The critical role of sources of efficacy information in a mandatory teacher professional development program: Evidence from Indonesia's underprivileged region', Teaching and Teacher Education, 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2022.103824
    Journal articles | 2022
    Hannigan C; Alonzo D; Oo CZ, 2022, 'Student assessment literacy: indicators and domains from the literature', Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice, 29, pp. 482 - 504, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0969594X.2022.2121911
    Journal articles | 2022
    Oo CZ; Alonzo D; Asih R, 2022, 'Acquisition of teacher assessment literacy by pre-service teachers: A review of practices and program designs', ISSUES IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, 32, pp. 352 - 373, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000844510200019&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2022
    Oo CZ; Alonzo D; Asih R, 2022, 'Acquisition of teacher assessment literacy by pre-service teachers: A review of practices and program designs', Issues in Educational Research, 32, pp. 357 - 373
    Journal articles | 2022
    Peden AE; Tran TP; Alonzo D; Hawke C; Franklin RC, 2022, 'Adolescence is an opportunity for farm injury prevention: A call for better age-based data disaggregation', Frontiers in Public Health, 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2022.1036657
    Journal articles | 2021
    Alonzo D; Labad V; Bejano J; Guerra F, 2021, 'The Policy-driven Dimensions of Teacher Beliefs about Assessment', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 46, pp. 35 - 52
    Journal articles | 2021
    Alonzo D; Leverett J; Obsioma E, 2021, 'Leading an Assessment Reform: Ensuring a Whole-School Approach for Decision-Making', Frontiers in Education, 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2021.631857
    Journal articles | 2021
    Oo CZ; Alonzo D; Davison C, 2021, 'Pre-service Teachers’ Decision-Making and Classroom Assessment Practices', Frontiers in Education, 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2021.628100
    Journal articles | 2021
    Promentilla MA; Beltran A; Orbecido A; Bernardo-Arugay I; Resabal VJ; Villacorte-Tabelin M; Dalona IM; Opiso E; Alloro R; Alonzo D; Tabelin C; Brito-Parada P, 2021, 'Systems Approach toward a Greener Eco-efficient Mineral Extraction and Sustainable Land Use Management in the Philippines', Chemical Engineering Transactions, 88, pp. 1171 - 1176, http://dx.doi.org/10.3303/CET2188195
    Journal articles | 2021
    Tabelin CB; Park I; Phengsaart T; Jeon S; Villacorte-Tabelin M; Alonzo D; Yoo K; Ito M; Hiroyoshi N, 2021, 'Copper and critical metals production from porphyry ores and E-wastes: A review of resource availability, processing/recycling challenges, socio-environmental aspects, and sustainability issues', Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 170, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2021.105610
    Journal articles | 2020
    Ellis NJ; Alonzo D; Nguyen HTM, 2020, 'Elements of a quality pre-service teacher mentor: A literature review', Teaching and Teacher Education, 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2020.103072
    Journal articles | 2019
    Alonzo D; Mirriahi N; Davison C, 2019, 'The standards for academics’ standards-based assessment practices', Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 44, pp. 636 - 652, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02602938.2018.1521373
    Journal articles | 2019
    Loughland T; Alonzo D, 2019, 'Teacher adaptive practices: A key factor in teachers' implementation of assessment for learning', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 44, pp. 18 - 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2019v44n7.2
    Journal articles | 2018
    Loughland T; Alonzo D, 2018, 'Teacher adaptive practices: Examining links with teacher self-efficacy, perceived autonomy support and teachers’ sense of adaptability', Educational Practice and Theory, 40, pp. 55 - 70, http://dx.doi.org/10.7459/ept/40.2.04
    Journal articles | 2015
    Mirriahi N; Alonzo D; Fox , 2015, 'A blended learning framework for curriculum design and professional development', Research in Learning Technology, 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/rlt.v23.28451
    Journal articles | 2015
    Mirriahi N; Alonzo D; McIntyre SD; Kligyte G; Fox B, 2015, 'Blended Learning Innovations: Leadership and Change in One Institution', International Journal of Education and Development using ICT (IJEDICT), 11, pp. 4 - 16, http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/viewissue.php?id=41
    Journal articles | 2015
    Mirriahi N; Alonzo D, 2015, 'Shedding Light on Students’ Technology Preferences: Implications for Academic Development', Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 12, pp. 1 - 14, http://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/vol12/iss1/6/
    Journal articles | 2015
    Mirriahi N; Alonzo D, 2015, 'Shedding Light on Students’ Technology Preferences: Implications for Academic Development', Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 12, pp. 73 - 87, http://dx.doi.org/10.53761/1.12.1.6
  • Conference Papers | 2023
    Armstrong RN; Alonzo D; Dalona IM; Villacorte-Tabelin M; Tabelin CB; Beltran A; Orbecido A; Brito-Parada PR; Plancherel Y; Santos A; Herrington R; Jungblut AD; Schofield PF; Promentilla MA; Resabal VJ; Pisda PF; Ananayo A; Lawangen A; Suelto M, 2023, 'Development of a site-specific system for the rehabilitation of legacy mines: The challenges of social, geological, hydrological, and biological data integration', in Proceedings of the International Conference on Mine Closure, http://dx.doi.org/10.36487/ACG_repo/2315_012
    Reports | 2023
    Beswick K; Roberts P; Eacott S; Holden R; Alonzo D; Downes N; Mularcyzk L; Loughland T; Cridge S; Corbyn E; Bedford M, 2023, Rural and Regional Education Project: Final Report, https://education.nsw.gov.au/content/dam/main-education/teaching-and-learning/regional-rural-remote/reports/rural-and-regional-education-project-final-report.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Herrington RJ; Alonzo D; Armstrong RN; Balboa CJ; Baniasadi M; Beltran A; Brito-Parada PR; Cording HM; Creedy T; Dalona IM; Dybowska A; Graham A; Guihawan J; Jungblut AD; Madamba RS; Magliulo M; Maulas K; Mondejar AJ; Orbecido A; Paglinawan F; Plancherel Y; Prasow-Emond M; Promentilla MA; Rasheed S; Resabal VJ; Salatino S; Santos A; Schofield PF; Suelto M; Sumaya NH; Tabelin CB; Villacorte-Tabelin M, 2023, 'Development of a site-specific system for the rehabilitation of a former copper mine, Sto. Niño, Philippines', in Proceedings of the International Conference on Mine Closure, http://dx.doi.org/10.36487/ACG_repo/2315_091
    Reports | 2021
    Hoa T M N; Trang H; Hang N; Starfield S; Gao A; Alonzo D; Gilanyi L; Nguyen H, 2021, CLIL teachers’ professional development in Vietnam
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Ijiwadi O; Davison C; Alonzo D, 2019, 'Using a computerised adaptive assessment tool for formative purposes: The determining factors', in AARE Conference Abstracts, Queensland, Australia, presented at American Association for Research in Education, Queensland, Australia, 01 December 2019 - 05 December 2019, https://www.aare.edu.au/publications/aare-conference-papers/show/13080/using-a-computerised-adaptive-assessment-tool-for-formative-purposes-the-determining-factors
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Raffe C; Alonzo D, 2019, 'How teachers engage with student assessment data: Understanding antecedents to data-driven decision making', in How teachers engage with student assessment data: Understanding antecedents to data-driven decision making, Melbourne, presented at Research Conference 2019 - Preparing students for life in the 21st century: Identifying, developing and assessing what matters, Melbourne, 04 August 2019 - 05 August 2019, https://research.acer.edu.au/research_conference/RC2019/5august/14/
    Conference Abstracts | 2018
    Zin Oo C; Davison C; Alonzo D, 2018, 'Closing the gap: Using a needs-based professional development program to enhance pre-service teachers’ assessment for learning literacy', in AARE Conference Abstracts, Sydney, presented at American Association for Research in Education, Sydney, 02 December 2018 - 06 December 2018, https://www.aare.edu.au/publications/aare-conference-papers/?y=&a=Alonzo&t=&k=&action=search
    Theses / Dissertations | 2016
    Alonzo D, 2016, Development and Application of a Teacher Assessment for Learning (AfL) Literacy Tool
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Alonzo D; Davison C, 2015, 'Designing an EAL teacher assessment literacy framework: linking results to professional development', in AARE Conference Papers, presented at American Association for Research in Education, 03 December 2015 - 05 December 2015, https://www.aare.edu.au/publications/aare-conference-papers/show/8167/designing-an-eal-teacher-assessment-literacy-framework-linking-results-to-professional-development
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Alonzo D; Lee J; Davison C, 2015, 'Development and application of EAL teachers’ Assessment for Learning (AfL) competency framework', in Towards Justice, Chicago, Illinois, presented at American Educational Research Association, Chicago, Illinois, 15 April 2015 - 21 April 2015, https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/aera/aera15/index.php?cmd=Online+Program+View+Paper&selected_paper_id=939240&PHPSESSID=mkdk293k6b704ogi0qf24cs0fb
    Conference Abstracts | 2014
    Alonzo D; Davison C; Mirriahi N, 2014, 'Putting standards into the standards-based assessment practices', in BERA Conference 2014, London, presented at British Educational Research Association, London, 23 September 2014 - 25 September 2014, https://www.bera.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/BERA2014_0380.pdf
    Conference Abstracts | 2014
    Alonzo D; Davison C, 2014, 'A teacher assessment for learning (AfL) competency framework: Development and application', in BERA Conference 2014, London, presented at British Educational Research Association, London, 23 September 2014 - 25 September 2014, https://www.bera.ac.uk/conference/bera-conference-2014/bera-conference-2014-abstracts/bera-conference-2014-abstracts-main-conference-parallel-session-6
    Conference Abstracts | 2014
    Alonzo D; Escalada MR, 2014, 'Re-teaching the teachers: The case of Japan's english language teachers' professional development', in AARE Conference Abstracts, presented at American Association for Research in Education, 30 November 2014 - 04 December 2014, https://www.aare.edu.au/publications/aare-conference-papers/show/9226/re-teaching-the-teachers-the-case-of-japans-english-language-teachers-professional-development
    Conference Abstracts | 2014
    Alonzo D; Escalada MR, 2014, 'The English as an additional language (EAL) development continuum of Japan: Development and application', in AARE Conference Abstract, presented at American Association for Research in Education, 30 November 2014 - 04 December 2014, https://www.aare.edu.au/publications/aare-conference-papers/show/9314/the-english-as-an-additional-language-eal-development-continuum-of-japan-development-and-application
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Alonzo D, 2014, 'Enhancing assessment leadership of school heads', Singapore, presented at International Assessment for Educational Assessment, Singapore, 25 May 2014 - 30 May 2014, https://iaea.info/documents/enhancing-assessment-leadership-of-school-heads/
    Conference Abstracts | 2013
    Alonzo D; Davison C, 2013, 'An application of latent trait theory in evaluating teacher assessment literacy and addressing professional development needs', in An application of latent trait theory in evaluating teacher assessment literacy and addressing professional development needs, presented at Australian Association for Educational Research, 03 December 2013 - 05 December 2013, https://www.aare.edu.au/publications/aare-conference-papers/show/8080/an-application-of-latent-trait-theory-in-evaluating-teacher-assessment-literacy-and-addressing-professional-development-needs

Bio+Mine: ODA UCF GCBC biodiversity positive mining for the net zero challenge. Research England - International Science Partnership Fund (ISPF) 2023/24 Global Development Hub ODA Project Accelerator. Imperial College London, Natural History Museum, De La Salle University, UNSW Sydney, MSU-Iligan. Brito-Prado, P., Plancherel, Y., Herrington, R., ...Alonzo, D.,..Suelto, M. $92,060.

Evaluation of changes to teaching practice for NSW curriculum reform. NSW Department of Education. Alonzo, D., Beswick, K., Maras, K., Stacey, M., Durksen, T. & Granziera, H. 2023-2026. $2,190,235.46.

Mathematics growth team academic partner. NSW Department of Education. Beswick, K., Alonzo, D., Durksen, T., Fitzalle, N., Granziera, H. & Tuohilampi, L. 2023+2024. $723,222.92.

Artificial intelligence (AI) literacy: A case of Australian teachers. Gonski Institute for Education. Lee, J. & Alonzo, D. 2023. $9,957.

NSW Equity Consortium Year 3. University Alliance - UNSW Sydney, University of Technology Sydney and Macquarie University. Whole-of-cohort Outreach with Years 7-9 Literacy Focused. 2022. $101,000.

Development of accessible versions of the Queensland engagement and wellbeing survey. Performance Monitoring and Reporting, Strategy and Performance, Queensland Department of Education, Australia. Strnadová, I., Danker, J., Alonzo, D., Gao, A., Dowse, L., & Loblinzk, J. 2023-2024. $260,574.02.

Biodiversity positive mining for the net zero challenge (Bio+Mine) - Year 2. Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs, UK Government. Herrington, R. ...Alonzo, D., 2023. $1,605,106. 

Biodiversity positive mining for the net zero challenge (Bio+Mine) - Year 1. Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs, UK Government. Schofield, P., Herrington, R. ....Alonzo, D. 2022. $1,247,000.00

NSW Equity consortium: Imagined futures (a whole-of-cohort outreach program with Years 7-10 including post-school transition). Higher Education Strategy - NSW Collaboration and Innovation Fund. Tegue.., Alonzo et al.. 2021-2026. $500,000. 

Co-designing game-based farm safety education for adolescents. Peden, A., Ivers, R., McMillan, F., Alonzo., D., Tran, P., Franklin, R., Hawke, C. Australian Government – National Farm Safety Education Funds: Improving Farm Safety Practices. $172,000.

Capturing perspectives on student well-being from students with intellectual disability and/or autism in NSW schools: Listening to the voice of students with moderate and highest support needs. New South Wales Department of Education. Strnadová, I., Danker, J., Loblinzk, J., Dowse, L., Lenne, B., Alonzo, D., & Tso, M.  2020-2021. $222,000.

Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) teachers' professional development in Vietnam. Ministry of Education and Training Vietnam. Nguyen, H., Hoang, T., Alonzo, D., Gao, A., Starfield, S., and Gilanyi, L. 2021. $100,000.

Development of a data literacy tool for improved student outcomes. Beswick, K., Alonzo, D., & Lee, J. Arts, Design and Architecture (ADA) Faculty Research Support Scheme. $9,974.56.

The theoretical dimensions of principal and teacher data literacy: A scoping study. UNSW Sydney School of Education.  Alonzo, D. & Beswick, A. 2021. $9,978.13.

Establishing the dimensions of mentoring standards. UNSW Sydney School of Education. Nguyen, H. & Alonzo, D. 2021. $9,936.

Students with moderate and high support needs: Perspectives on student well-being. UNSW Sydney School of Education. Danker, J., Strnadová, I., Lenne, B., Loblinzk, J., Alonzo, D., Dowse, L., & Tso, M.  2021. $9,998.18.

Digitalisation of professional learning: Development and application of mobile app to enhance teachers' self-efficacy in implementing the Philippine Department of Education developmental framework during COVID-19 pandemic. Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement Program – Philippines. Alonzo, D., Quimno, V., Bayangos, M., Lacia, M., & Obierna. 2020-2021. ~$28,000.

Rural and Regional Education Project. New South Wales Department of Education. Beswick, K., Roberts, P., Holden, R., Cridge, S., Loughland, T., Mularczyk, L., Alonzo. D., & Eacott, S. 2020-2021. $787,000.

NSW Equity Consortium. University Alliance - UNSW Sydney, University of Technology Sydney and Macquarie University. Whole-of-cohort Outreach with Years 7-9 Literacy Focused. 2020-2021. $153,000.

Evaluation of ASDAN SEND Program at Wiliam Rose School. Funded by New South Wales Department of Education, Australia. 2020-2021. $54,200.

Improving Assessment Literacy across the Pemulwuy Learning Community. 2018-2021. $20,000.

Development of Training Modules based on Competency-Based Learning and Development (CBLD) Plan on Research Management for the Department of Education of the Philippines. Cardno Emerging Markets (Australia) Pty Ltd. Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. 2018. $35,699.18. 

Student Assessment Literacy: What is it and How is it Developed? UNSW Sydney School of Education. 2017. $5,000.

Development of a Competency-Based Learning and Development Plan. Funded by the Basic Education Sector Transformation, Cardno Emerging Markets (Australia) Pty Ltd for the Department of Education, Philippines. 2017. $25,000

2022 - Visiting Academic, Graduate School, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarata, Indonesia 

2021 - UNSW ADA Research Fellow

2016 - UNSW School of Education Visiting Fellow

2015 - American Educational Research Association Travel Award for Research Students

2014 - Republic of Korea - Ministry of Foreign Affairs Public Diplomacy

2013 - UNSW Arts Dean's Academic Leadership Award

2011 - Australia Awards Scholarship, PhD

2006 - Australian Development Scholarship, Master

2000 - Philippine Council for Advanced Science and Technology Research and Development Scholarship, Master of Science

 

My Research Supervision

Doctor of Philosophy 

Jessica Slater, Teacher understanding of the intersections of assessment, learning, and teaching. 

Aisha Alsalimy, System-delivered and school-baed professional development program

Corrine Robinson, Mathematics teachers' assessment practices.

Wenjing Yu, Assessing oral proficiency of higher education international students. 

Bita Dwi Rahmani, EFL teacher assessment for learning literacy.

Caitlin Hannigan, Student assessment literacy: Development and conceptualisation 

Jaime Rodriguez, Investigating the long-term sustainability and effectiveness of an assessment for learning professional learning program.

Noryani Neni Ahmad Jamain, Metalinguistics and writing skills of engineering students. 

Rah Kisten, A qualitative evaluation of the Visual Arts. 

Wendi Wijarwadi, Teacher professional collaboration.

 

 

Doctor of Education 

Maria Woodbury, Differentiated assessment in mathematics classroom.

Christopher Jones, Idneitifcatifyign and supporting vulnerable students.

Doug Zylstra, Reducing educational inequality using online assessment for learning in a BYOD environment. 

Hester Elizabeth Stephenson, Program evaluation of gifted education program in NSW independent schools. 

Janelle Ford, Collaborative teaching and student learning

Tammy-Jane Wright-Ryan, Building an assessment culture to enhance student literacy.

 

 

Honours (Completed)

Caitlin Hannigan,  What assessment knowledge and skills do students need to effectively engage in their learning? Defining student assessment literacy.

Jessica Slater, Reconceptualising assessment to support learning. 

 

Completions 

Cynthia Raffe, Cognitive and environmental factors influencing Australian secondary-school teacher’s assessment data collection and analysis practices.

Ria Asia: The development of teachers' self-efficacy beliefs in the context of teacher learning program in Bima, Eastern Indonesia

Cherry Zin Oo: Development of assessment for learning (AfL) literacy of pre-service teachers in Myanmar

Oluwaseun Ijiwade: Evaluation of an EAL reading and vocabulary diagnostic language assessment tool

De Phung: Variability in teacher oral English language assessment decision-making

Jaime Rodriguez, MRsch: Teacher perceptions of the impact of a school-developed professional learning program on their effectiveness in assessing students’ engagement and progress in learning

My Teaching

EDST5436: Evaluation of Educational Programs 

EDST5442: Advanced Professional Practice 

EDST5443: Assessment for Learning: From Theory to Practice