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IAEA 2015 Frances M. Ottobre Distinguished Student Scholarship

The IAEA 2015 Frances M. Ottobre Distinguished Student Scholarship will support attendance at the 2015 IAEA conference to be held in Lawrence, Kansas from the 11th to the 15th of October, 2015 at the KU Memorial Union.
The deadline for receipt of scholarship applications is 15 May 2015.

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From the IAEA Executive Secretary

The nominations for the positions that will be vacant from 1 January 2015 on the IAEA Board of Trustees were: 
- Anat Ban Simon from NITE as a Full Member Organisation representative 
- John Pitman as A Full Individual Member representative, the newly established position as per the changes to the Constitution, approved at the AGM in Tel Aviv in 2013. 
The Nominating Committee has checked the status of the nominees and both are members of IAEA in good standing.  There were no other nominations and hence there is no need for an election.  Hence they are appointed as members of the Board of Trustees and assume office on 1 January 2015.  The Board of Trustees thanks them for their willingness to serve IAEA in this capacity and congratulates them on their appointment.

Two vacancies at The Scottish Qualifiation Authority (SQA): a Head of Statistics and Standards Remuneration and a Head of Research and Policy Remuneration

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC®), the regional examining body, is seeking a talented professional to join its team in the capacity of: Assistant Registrar, Webmaster,Office of the Registrar

For more information, see: Job Postings

From the Executive Secretary
The period for nominations for the Full Individual Member and the Full Institutional Member has closed. There has been one nomination for each of these positions and hence there is no need for an election to take place.  The Nominating Committee is finalising their deliberations and as soon as the that Committee is satisfied that the nominations are in order, the Chair of the Committee will announce the names of the successful candidates.

41st Annual Conference
The 2015 IAEA Annual Conference is to be hosted by the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation at the University of Kansas. The conference dates are October 11-15, 2015 and the location is Lawrence, Kansas. Keynote speakers are Lorrie Shepard of the University of Colorado at Boulder and Hans Rosling of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. For more information, see the conference website

From the Executive Secretary
The Board of Trustees would like to congratulate the following member representatives of IAEA on their significant achievements.

Dr Didacus Jules:  Director-General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States as of 1 May 2014.  He was formerly the Registrar of CXC, Caribbean Examinations Council.  The Board of Trustees has expressed their appreciation for his contribution to IAEA in the work of The Publications Committee and his work on Communications Strategy.

Professor Godswill Obioma was elected as the President of the Council of the UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE), Geneva on Wednesday 3rd  February 2014, for a period of two years at the 63rd Council Meeting of IBE. IBE is one of  the six Category I institutes of UNESCO and is UNESCO's Center of Excellence on Curriculum. It is expected to play a key role in the post-2015  global Education Agenda in the critical areas of Knowledge Production and Management, Capacity Building and Technical Assistance to Member states as well as in Policy Dialogue.  The Board of Trustees has wished him well for his tenure.

Special Report from Azerbaijan
Highlights And Statistical Analysis Of Examination Data For The Academic Year Of 2013/2014, a special issue in English of the 'Abiturient' journal from Azerbaijan

Job posting
The Caribbean Examinations Council is seeking a talented leadership professional to fill the post of Registrar. The Registrar is the Chief Executive Officer of the Council. See: Job postings

40th Annual Conference
The 40th International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA) Annual Conference will be held in Singapore from Sunday, May 25 to Friday, May 30, 2014 at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel. The theme will be 'Assessment Innovations for the 21st Century'. Visit the conference website
The conference fees and registration form are available here

New CBAL report
New report from the Cognitively Based Assessment of, for, and as Learning (CBAL) Initiative: "Using Argumentation Learning Progressions to Support Teaching and Assessments of English Language Arts," by Yi Song, Paul Deane, Edith Aurora Graf, and Peter van Rijn. See

ETS Education Research Update
ETS Education Research Update is now available . This issue lists 20 ETS-authored or ETS-published research papers that have appeared recently in ETS-produced and independent publications. It also includes access to the ETS ReSEARCHER database which contains a comprehensive record of our research publications since 1947.

Latest issue of Research Matters available to download
The latest issue of Cambridge Assessment's Research Matters is now available to download.

39th Annual Conference
In the 39th IAEA Annual Conference (Tel Aviv, 20-25 October 2013) the organizers hope to bring together experts in assessment and education, policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and providers of examinations, to share ideas and insights regarding the use and applications of technological developments in educational assessment. Hence the theme: Educational Assessment 2.0: Technology in Educational Assessment.
Visit the conference website

Education for All Global Monitoring Report
The Education for All Global Monitoring Report (GMR), published annually by UNESCO, is the global reference to assess progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals related to Education and the six 'Dakar' Education for All goals. In each edition, the Report tracks progress towards each of these goals and provides evidence for policy reforms.


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