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Buckley-Walker, Kellie A. Dr.

Lecturer

  • Faculty of Social Science - School of Education

Research Overview


  • Dr. Kellie Buckley-Walker’s area of interest is assessment in education, with a particular focus on classroom based assessment. Her experience as a classroom teacher and educator of pre-service teachers has increased her interest in how classroom teachers design, analyse and interpret classroom based assessment tasks and data. Specifically her research interests involve:

    Data and assessment literacy
    Teacher’s data analysis skills
    Validity in classroom assessment
    Teacher education

    As an Early Career Researcher she has been involved in a number of research projects including:

    ARC Linkage grant entitled “Multiliteracy testing: a criterion-referenced tool to assess secondary students’ multiliteracy learning within a technology-rich, multimodal domain.”
    Early Career Research grant through the faculty of social sciences entitled “Investigating the data literacy skills of in-service teachers”.
    Higher Equity Participation and Partnership Program funded project entitled “Designing and implementing an evaluation framework for a ‘whole of institution’ approach to the ‘transition, retention, completion and transition out’ of equity cohorts”.
    A self-funded research project entitled “Collaborative Practices in Assessment Design”

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    Professional Development in Education
    Volume
    Online First
    Pages
    1 - 18
    ISSN
    1941-5265
    2017

    Published In
    Australian Journal of Education
    Volume
    61
    Pages
    305 - 327
    ISSN
    0004-9441
    2017

    Published In
    Advances in Dual Diagnosis
    Volume
    10
    Pages
    25 - 38
    2013

    Published In
    International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
    Volume
    11
    Pages
    358 - 368
    ISSN
    1557-1874
    2010

    Published In
    Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
    Volume
    33
    Pages
    219 - 227
    ISSN
    1095-158X
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2016

    Published In
    AERA 2016 Annual Meeting

Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Classroom-based assessment.

Education And Training


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, School of Psychology, Exploring changes in identity in family recovery processes 2013
  • Bachelor of Psychology in Psychology, Psychology 2007
  • B.E. in Education, University of Wollongong, Education 1992

Teaching Overview


  • Kellie has had 15 years teaching experience in NSW secondary schools. While teaching part-time she completed her Bachelor of Psychology and then left teaching to complete her PhD in Psychology. While completing her PhD she tutored in a variety of Undergraduate Psychology courses (including Quantitative methods in Psychology, Design and Analysis and Personality) and Post-graduate Education courses (including Behaviour & Learning and What is learning). Currently Kellie coordinators, lecturers and tutors in subjects in the Undergraduate Education and the Masters of Teaching, and Masters of Education programs – 'Foundations of Human Development and Behaviour'; ‘Assessment in the Secondary context’; and, 'Leadership of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment'. Currently, Kellie is the Academic Program Director for the Masters of Teaching (Primary) program.

Full Name


  • Dr. Kellie Buckley-Walker

Mailing Address


  • Northfields Ave

    Building 67, room 327

    Kieraville

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Research Overview


  • Dr. Kellie Buckley-Walker’s area of interest is assessment in education, with a particular focus on classroom based assessment. Her experience as a classroom teacher and educator of pre-service teachers has increased her interest in how classroom teachers design, analyse and interpret classroom based assessment tasks and data. Specifically her research interests involve:

    Data and assessment literacy
    Teacher’s data analysis skills
    Validity in classroom assessment
    Teacher education

    As an Early Career Researcher she has been involved in a number of research projects including:

    ARC Linkage grant entitled “Multiliteracy testing: a criterion-referenced tool to assess secondary students’ multiliteracy learning within a technology-rich, multimodal domain.”
    Early Career Research grant through the faculty of social sciences entitled “Investigating the data literacy skills of in-service teachers”.
    Higher Equity Participation and Partnership Program funded project entitled “Designing and implementing an evaluation framework for a ‘whole of institution’ approach to the ‘transition, retention, completion and transition out’ of equity cohorts”.
    A self-funded research project entitled “Collaborative Practices in Assessment Design”

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2019

    Published In
    Professional Development in Education
    Volume
    Online First
    Pages
    1 - 18
    ISSN
    1941-5265
    2017

    Published In
    Australian Journal of Education
    Volume
    61
    Pages
    305 - 327
    ISSN
    0004-9441
    2017

    Published In
    Advances in Dual Diagnosis
    Volume
    10
    Pages
    25 - 38
    2013

    Published In
    International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
    Volume
    11
    Pages
    358 - 368
    ISSN
    1557-1874
    2010

    Published In
    Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
    Volume
    33
    Pages
    219 - 227
    ISSN
    1095-158X
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2016

    Published In
    AERA 2016 Annual Meeting

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Classroom-based assessment.

Education And Training


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, School of Psychology, Exploring changes in identity in family recovery processes 2013
  • Bachelor of Psychology in Psychology, Psychology 2007
  • B.E. in Education, University of Wollongong, Education 1992

Teaching Overview


  • Kellie has had 15 years teaching experience in NSW secondary schools. While teaching part-time she completed her Bachelor of Psychology and then left teaching to complete her PhD in Psychology. While completing her PhD she tutored in a variety of Undergraduate Psychology courses (including Quantitative methods in Psychology, Design and Analysis and Personality) and Post-graduate Education courses (including Behaviour & Learning and What is learning). Currently Kellie coordinators, lecturers and tutors in subjects in the Undergraduate Education and the Masters of Teaching, and Masters of Education programs – 'Foundations of Human Development and Behaviour'; ‘Assessment in the Secondary context’; and, 'Leadership of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment'. Currently, Kellie is the Academic Program Director for the Masters of Teaching (Primary) program.

Full Name


  • Dr. Kellie Buckley-Walker

Mailing Address


  • Northfields Ave

    Building 67, room 327

    Kieraville

    NSW

    2522

    Australia