The 45th International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA) Annual Conference themed “Assessment and Decision-making: Individual and Institutional Solutions”. continues with sessions.
This conference is an opportunity to exchange ideas about different advances in the field of education and educational assessment, and to learn from one other, IAEA President Randy Bennett has told journalists
Mehriban Aliyeva, First Vice President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
The State Examination Center of Azerbaijan is hosting the opening ceremony of the 45th International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA) Annual Conference
“This conference brings together experts from around the world and a number of countries that are represented here. And so this conference allows people to talk to other people about the way of their assessment working. And they can see the things that are going really well and worry about things that are not going so well. It is a great conference,” Professor of Education at Durham University Peter Tymms has told AZERTAC.
The State Examination Center of Azerbaijan will be hosting the 45th International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA) Annual Conference from September 22–27. This year’s conference theme is “Assessment and Decision-making: Individual and Institutional Solutions”.
The theme of the conference “Assessment and Decision Making: Individual and Institutional Solutions”. It strongly resonates with the mission of the State Examination Center of Azerbaijan which is to promote among the policy-makers the educational assessment data as a source for informed decisions. And it also emphasizes the social responsibility we carry as facilitators of educational improvement.
With this conference, we intend to give an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to share their understandings of current processes and findings, as well as to look at possibilities for setting-up new trends in assessment and decision-making.
Our partnership with the International Association for Educational Assessment has a long history since the last century – it started in 1999! We also value our partnership with IAEA Conference sponsors and look forward to expanding such ties with other members of IAEA’s family. This is our second international conference within the IAEA and our priority is to further develop the international collaboration expanding this year’s event into a range of joint research initiatives and projects.
I hope that this conference will help all delegates to learn from each other to the benefit of their nations and education at large. We have developed an engaging agenda and cultural programs which I am sure will leave very warm memories of Azerbaijan.
Enjoy the conference time and your stay in our beautiful country!
Thank you for your participation!
Chairperson of the Board of Directors, SEC
The mission of IAEA is to help advance, through professional interchange, the science and practice of educational assessment by organizations around the world. Our hosts, the State Examination Center (SEC) of Azerbaijan, has worked diligently to help IAEA again offer a conference with a diversity like no other in educational assessment. SEC has put together an exciting and informative scholarly program, as well as a set of social activities here in the beautiful city of Baku on the Caspian Sea. This year’s conference promises to be a very special one, full of stimulating interchange around how we might improve educational assessment.
The theme, “Assessment and Decision Making: Individual and Institutional Solutions,” puts the purposes and uses of assessment at the center of the research we do and the practice in which we engage.
May this conference be one that is remembered for its rich ideas and discussion, and for the interactions it encouraged. May it help us work together in the spirit of making education more effective and the world a better place.
My best wishes to each of you for a productive, exciting, and enjoyable week.
Dr. Randy Bennett
“The main purpose of my visit to Baku is to discuss the issues and get acquainted with preparatory works regarding the IAEA 2019 conference entitled “Assessment and Decision-Making: Individual and Institutional Solutions” to be held by the Azerbaijan State Examination Center (SEC) in Baku from 22 to 27 September,” educational assessment expert and member of the board of trustees of International Association of Educational Assessment (IAEA) Jan Wiegers told AZERTAC.
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.