Dr Dennis Alonzo


BS Sci, MS Sci, MEd Assessment and Evaluation, PhD

School of Education


112 Goodsell Building
Kensington Campus
Fields: Assessment and Evaluation, Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators

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.


Teaching and Supervision

EDST5443: Assessment for Learning: From Theory to Practice

EDST5436: Evaluation of Educational Programs


Improving Assessment Literacy across the Pemulwuy Learning Community ($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 Traded ($35,699.18)