The State Examination Center of the Republic of Azerbaijan is hosting the 45th International Association for Educational Assessment Annual Conference (IAEA).
IAEA is a global forum for entities that carry out assessment at higher education institutions and workplaces. Its members are educational institutions, research centers and relevant government agencies representing over 50 countries including Azerbaijan. To improve the quality of assessment in education and to develop international cooperation in this sphere, IAEA annually holds international conferences in one of its member states.
This year’s conference theme is: Assessment and Decision-making: Individual and Institutional Solutions.
The conference brought together over 300 delegates from 55 countries, including more then 20 assessment specialists from Azerbaijan.
The conference will include sessions on decision-making, higher education, assessment systems, standards, methods and strategies, diagnostic assessment, psychological assessment, classroom assessment, language assessment, reviewing assessment systems, assessment reforms, teacher training and assessment, testing in primary education, validity, quality assurance in testing, and other topics.
On September 22, the following pre-conference workshops were held as part of the IAEA 2019: «How to Develop a Tailor-Made Training Course for Sustainable Transformation of Education and Assessment towards 21st Century Functional Literacy», «Is Assessment Fair?», «RCEC Review System for the Quality of Examination». They were conducted by Nico Dieteren, a senior consultant for international projects at Cito, the Netherlands, Isabel Nisbet and Stuart D. Shaw from Cambridge Assessment, Arnold Brouwer, Director of RCEC. Among the participants were other scientists and researchers including local specialists in this area.
Post-conference workshops will also be conducted on September 27.
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