Jing is the VP for AI & Product Innovation at MetaMetrics Inc. She is responsible for shaping MetaMetrics’ AI capabilities and impact, providing thought leadership on using AI to drive business values, and integrating innovative solutions into MetaMetrics’ existing and future products. Prior to joining MetaMetrics, Jing served as a research scientist at the Center for Applied Linguistics, leading the development and validation of a portfolio of high-stake digital assessments used by millions of students every year. Jing holds a BA degree from Shanghai International Studies University, a M.Phil. from University of Cambridge, and a Ph.D. from New York University.


Panel member: Assessment as learning enabler in teaching Young Learners 

Day 3 - Sunday 29 October - 13.45-15.00

With children learning English at ever younger ages, there comes a need to develop assessment that specifically targets the young learner population. Our panel of experts will discuss assessment as a learning enabler for young learners from a variety of perspectives:

Kyungia Ahn will focus on the way in which trends in assessing young learners have developed in Korea with a growing emphasis on assessment for learning and classroom-based assessment .

Itje Chodidjah‘s concern is also with classroom-based assessment and especially the importance learning objectives as determining the validity and reliability of the assessment for young learners. 

Ruth Horsfall will discuss the role of empowering learners and learner autonomy in the assessment process. She is particularly interested in how younger learners perceive the progress they make  in language learning and how seeing and understanding this progress can motivate and drive further learning. 

Jing Wei will bring a technology focus to the panel to discuss how technology can be harnessed to transform the landscape of young learner assessment. She is concerned with questions such as the use of technology to generate assessment contents in ways that were not possible previously.