The State Examination Centre was one of the partner organizations of the event.

The 19th annual conference of Association for Educational Assessment (AEA-Europe) took place on 7-10 November2018 in the region Arnhem-Nijmegen, the Netherlands.Chairperson, Ms. Abbaszade led the State Examination Center (SEC) delegation at the conference.

The conference was hosted by CITO, Institute for Educational Measurement. CITO has global contribution to the development of assessment and has been continuously cooperating with SEC (formerly SSAC). The SEC was one of the partner organizations of the event.

AEA-Europe is a leading association for educational assessment researchers and practitioners across Europe. Established in 2000, the principal aim of the association is to foster connections and developments in assessment throughout Europe and beyond. AEA-Europe organise an Annual Conference in November with over 200 delegates representing over 25 countries. The theme of the conference this year was “Building bridges to future educational assessment”. More information about the program of the conference is available in the following link

During the conference international experts from different countries shared their views and experiences on actual topics in the field of education and assessment

The presentations delivered in the conference, mainly covered the following topics:

  • the growing role of assessment to support learning;
  • the significant increase of computer based and multimedia-based learning and assessment environments;
  • the trend towards the use of more personalized ICT-based learning (and assessment) environments;
  • the shift away from knowledge transfer towards learning strategies aimed at more generic skills, such as 21st century skills and global competence;
  • the role of international comparative assessments such as PISA, TIMSS and PIRLS in this process of change.

The Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the State Examination Center, Ms. Maleyka Abbaszade informed participants about 45th annual conference of the International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA) in Baku in 2019. Assessment projects (new models of school leaving and admission exams) conducted in Azerbaijan with assessment agencies in Europe were also touched by Ms. Abbaszade.

The Head of SEC’s Strategic Development and Project Management Unit, Mr. Vali Huseynmade a presentation about the SEC’s assessment system at the session “Establishment of an Evaluation Institute in the Country: Comparison of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and the Netherlands models”. He also talked about the cooperation between the SEC and International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA) and invited the conference participants to the next annual conference in Baku.

The SEC delegation also met with academic staff and students of the ArtEZ Academy of Art & Design Arnhem and discussed the criteria for assessing the artistic specialties requiring aptitude. More detailed information is available in the following link: https://www.artez.nl/en/about/institutes/artez-academy-of-art-design-arnhem