The State Examination Center of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SEC) will host the 45th International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA) Annual Conference on 22 – 27 September 2019, in Baku, Azerbaijan. This year’s conference theme is
Assessment and Decision-making: Individual and Institutional Solutions
The IAEA offers a global forum for all those involved in all forms of educational assessment – in primary or secondary schools, colleges or the workplace. Its members include examining bodies, university departments, research organizations, and government agencies from more than 50 countries on all continents.
Consistent with the theme of the IAEA 2019 Conference, it will provide a platform for professionals and academics in the area of assessment. This will allow the presentation of challenges and solutions of their work relating to the reference of assessment data and implications of decision-making. The Conference should then contribute to improved assessment practices either at individual learner level or within an institutional context.
The Scientific Committee welcomes submissions from all registered delegates on the following sub-topics:
Use of assessment in decision-making
Reliability and validity of assessments in decision-making
Assessment techniques for better decision-making practices
Creating value-added measures for better predictions
Assessment as an institutional reforming tool in education and civil service
Opportunities and challenges in admission testing and recruitment policies of public and private sector
The Application of Competency Model in Human Resource Management
The future of assessment instruments in university admissions and civil service selection
Assessment as an innovation tool in the education system and good governance
Assessment data and decision making responsibility
E-assessments and technology-advanced platforms
Operational/operations research in educational and workforce assessments
Approximately 300 representatives from examining bodies, university departments, research organizations, and government agencies from more than 50 countries will attend the conference. Cambridge Assessment, ADA University, Embassy of the United States of America in the Republic of Azerbaijan, SOCAR AQS and Baku Oxford School are now the official partners of the Conference.