The International Association for Educational Assessment offers a global forum for all those involved in all forms of educational assessment – in primary or secondary schools, colleges or the workplace. Its members include examining bodies, university departments, research organisations and government agencies from more than 50 countries on all continents.
The broad purpose of IAEA is to assist educational agencies in the development and appropriate application of educational assessment techniques to improve the quality of education. IAEA believes that this is best achieved through international cooperation and seeks to facilitate the development of closer ties among relevant agencies and individuals around the world. IAEA believes that such international cooperation can help nations learn from each other without any diminution of their cultural autonomy.
42nd Annual Conference update
The 2016 IAEA Annual Conference is to be hosted by UMALUSI, the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education in South Africa. The conference dates are August 21-26, 2016 and the location is Cape Town, South Africa.
The Conference theme is Assessing the Achievement of Curriculum Standards – An Ongoing Dialogue. Subthemes include:
Quality vs Quantity: the assessment debate
Alignment between curriculum, instruction and assessment
How can assessment ensure effective teaching and learning?
The art of reporting on learner performance
Standardized testing: the controversy
For more information, visit the conference website here