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Call for Papers for 43rd IAEA Annual Conference extended
The call for Papers for IAEA 43rd Annual Conference extended until June 1, 2017! 
The 43rd annual IAEA Conference is hosted by the National Assessment and Examinations Center (NAEC) - one of the primary members of IAEA and the largest professional organization in the field of Assessment in Georgia. The conference dates are October 1 through 6 and the location is Batumi, Georgia, on the Black Sea. The theme is, "Assessment as a Social Lever." Keynote speakers include Steve Rivkin (University of Illinois), Jo-Anne Baird (Oxford University), Hariharan Swaminathan (University of Connecticut), and Eldar Shafir (Princeton Center for Behavioral Science and Public Policy). Registration information can be found at the conference website

 

IAEA 2017 Frances M. Ottobre Distinguished Student Scholarship
The IAEA 2017 Frances M. Ottobre Distinguished Student Scholarship will support attendance at the 2017 IAEA conference to be held in Batumi, Georgia on October 2 - 6, 2017. The deadline for receipt of scholarship applications is April 30, 2017 continue reading...

From The IAEA Board of Trustees

The IAEA Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the results of the recent elections.

Tan Lay Choo from the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) eas elected unopposed to the position of Full Institutional Member – Asia region.
Jan Wiegers has been elected as the Full Individual Member, replacing Mr John Pitman.  Our thanks and appreciation is extended to John for his service to the BoT in his capacity as a Full Individual Member and also to IAEA for his support and commitment to the Association over many, many years. 
Dr Iyi Uwadiae from Ghana has replaced Dr Olatunde Aworanti as the Full Institutional Member – Africa. Our thanks and appreciation is extended to Dr Aworanti for his service to the Bot and for his support for the Association.  

Save the date: 43rd Annual Conference
The 43 Annual Conference will take place in Batumi, Georgia, October 2 - 6, 2017. Visit the conference website regularly for updates about registration, speakers, accommodations, and the call for proposals.

42nd Annual Conference
The 2016 IAEA Annual Conference, hosted by UMALUSI, the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education in South Africa, August 21-26, 2016 has been a great succes. The conference theme was: Assessing the Achievement of Curriculum Standards; An Ongoing Dialogue.Papers will be available for download soon.

From the IAEA Executive Secreatry
The IAEA 2016 elections have concluded and below are the results.

For the election of Board member, 17 votes were cast. The outcome was that Dr Joyce Ndalichako was the successful candidate.  However, it emerged after the election that the President of the United Republic of Tanzania had appointed Joyce to the position of Minister for Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training. Due to her new responsibilities, she was unable to take up her appointment to the IAEA Board of Trustees.
 
Because the candidate elected by the vote of the IAEA membership was unable to serve, the Board unanimously decided to call for a run-off election between the two remaining candidates. The purpose of the run-off was to ensure that the elected Board member was chosen by a majority vote, which neither of the two remaining eligible candidates received in the first election round. For the run-off, the 17 IAEA Full Institutional members who used their right to vote in the first round were asked to participate because most of their votes were unintentionally cast for an ineligible candidate. The run-off gave all of those who voted the opportunity to change their selections to the remaining candidate of their choice.  

Of the 17 members qualified to participate in the run-off, 9 members exercised their right to vote. The candidate who received the majority vote was Dr Olatunde Aworanti from Nigeria.  Our congratulations are extended to the successful candidate on his election to the Board of Trustees of IAEA.  Dr Randy Bennett and Dr Anat Ben-Simon were unopposed and hence have been appointed as President and Vice President respectively. 

The SSAC Digital Examination Production and Audit System in Azerbaijan
In 2012, the State Students Admission Commission (SSAC) of Azerbaijan developed a Digital Examination Production and Audit System (DEPAAS). The main objective of DEPAAS is to improve the quality of printed materials, to produce personalized test books for each test taker, packed according to testing rooms and test centers. Fully automated production assures accuracy of entire test printing process. The system was tested in 2014 and firstly used in low-stake exams. Starting from 2015, DEPAAS started to be implemented almost for all SSAC’s exams and about 600.000 test books were printed via this system. 
Read more and watch a presentation of DEPAAS during the 2015 Canon Expo in Paris