AEA 2016

Social and Political underpinnings of educational assessment: Past, present and future

AEA 2016 is the 17th annual meeting of the Association for Educational Assessment – Europe. AEA is the foremost association for all assessment professionals throughout Europe.

Possible topics for the 17th AEA Europe conference include (please note that this list is not exhaustive):

•  Public trust in high-stakes assessments
•  The social responsibility of Examination Boards and Awarding Bodies
•  How stakeholder mandates and lobbies affect the assessment agenda
•  Regulation of the assessment industry: initiatives, innovations and accountability
•  The impact of legislation on educational assessment
•  The politics of external and school-based assessment
•  Assessment and the reproduction of social stratification
•  The politics behind national and international attainment studies
•  Evidence-based policy making in assessment
•  Technological and psychometric innovations in assessment
•  New assessment formats
•  Alternative assessment paradigms
•  Critical approaches in educational assessment
•  Validity issues in educational assessment
•  Assessment for citizenship
•  Social and political underpinnings of vocational assessment
•  Tensions between assessment for learning and accountability
•  Cross-country comparisons of educational reform and associated assessment approaches
•  Trust in teacher assessment
•  The teacher as a stakeholder in the development of new assessment paradigms

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