AEA-Europe 19th Annual Conference
November 7 - November 10
Conference theme: Building bridges to future educational assessment
The conference theme focusses on the manner in which professionals in educational assessment are adapting their work to the changing role of assessment in society and are informing these changes in the role of assessment. There are is a considerable range of assessment experience found in institutes responsible for educational measurement as well as between the professionals working within these institutes and beyond (such as universities, government departments, etc.). These differences can be found in roles, in tradition, in type of tests or exams and in mode of delivery. Some institutes already have a long-standing tradition in the development of assessments, others have yet to start. Some are examining bodies, responsible for exam construction and administration, while others produce summative standardized tests for the teaching community. Some institutes create formative assessments, others carry out research in support of educational measurement. Some institutes have a long history of test development and have ventured to digitalize their paper-based assessments in order to improve efficiency, while others are only starting to venture into the digital world.