Dennis Alonzo

Lecturer

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.

Book Chapters
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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
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
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
2016
Conference Abstracts
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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
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/
2019
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
2018
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
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
2015
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
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
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
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
2014
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
2013
Conference Papers
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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/
2014
Journal articles
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Ellis NJ; Alonzo D; Nguyen HTM, 2020, 'Elements of a quality pre-service teacher mentor: A literature review', Teaching and Teacher Education, vol. 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2020.103072
2020
Alonzo D; Mirriahi N; Davison C, 2019, 'The standards for academics’ standards-based assessment practices', Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, vol. 44, pp. 636 - 652, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02602938.2018.1521373
2019
Loughland T; Alonzo D, 2019, 'Teacher adaptive practices: A key factor in teachers' implementation of assessment for learning', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, vol. 44, pp. 18 - 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2019v44n7.2
2019
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, vol. 40, pp. 55 - 70,
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, vol. 40, pp. 55 - 70, http://dx.doi.org/10.7459/ept/40.2.04
2018
Mirriahi N; Alonzo D, 2015, 'Shedding Light on Students’ Technology Preferences: Implications for Academic Development', Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, vol. 12, pp. 1 - 14, http://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/vol12/iss1/6/
2015
Mirriahi N; Alonzo D; Fox , 2015, 'A blended learning framework for curriculum design and professional development', Research in Learning Technology, vol. 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/rlt.v23.28451
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), vol. 11, pp. 4 - 16, http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/viewissue.php?id=41
2015

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. 2020-2021. ~$28,000.

Rural and Regional Education Project. New South Wales Department of Education. 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. $51,000.

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. 2010. $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

Assessment for Learning

Evaluation of Educational Programs

Teacher Development

Subject areas