IAEA Online Annual Conference

5-7 October 2021

New Norms in assessment after the pandemic

IAEA Online Annual Conference

5-7 October 2021

New Norms in assessment after the pandemic

IAEA Online Annual Conference

5-7 October 2021

New Norms in assessment after the pandemic

Welcome

The online event will be from Tuesday 5th to Thursday 7th  October 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic provided huge challenges for organisations around the world trying to run their high stakes assessments for young people in schools and colleges. Established methods had to be modified or even abandoned completely. This IAEA event will be an opportunity to explore collectively what we have learned from that experience that might be applied to future assessments for the benefit of students

Important Dates

Main Conference:

5-7 October 2021

Keynote Speakers

Rukhsana W. Zuberi

Aga Khan University, Pakistan

Excellence in Assessment – A Play in Two Parts


Abstract

Assessment of student progress is a complex but essential responsibility. Excellence implies that an assessment programme is fit-for-purpose and actively promotes learning to achieve curricular objectives and outcomes. It must also guarantee robust, unbiased assessment of student progress to ensure that only students who meet competency standards progress and are certified. Read More

Biographical note

Rukhsana W Zuberi, FCPS-Med, MHPE-USA, Professor Emerita, Aga Khan University (AKU), Tamgha e Imtiaz Pakistan. Read More

Alina Von Davier

Duolingo and EdAstra Tech, United States

Educational Measurement in the 21st Century:
Meet Digital-first Assessments


Abstract

The past 18 months changed our lives; many of these changes resulted in pivoting our activities to a virtual environment, providing a continuity and normalcy to our lives, albeit in new ways. Read More

Biographical note

Alina von Davier, PhD. is a Chief of Assessment at Duolingo and Founder & CEO of EdAstra Tech LLC. At Duolingo, von Davier and her team operate at the forefront of Computational Psychometrics. Her current research interests involve developing psychometric methodologies in support of digital-first assessments, such as the Duolingo English Test,  using techniques incorporating machine learning, data mining, Bayesian inference methods, and stochastic processes.  Read More

Isabel Nisbet

University of Cambridge, UK

Fairness in assessment – looking forward from the pandemic


Abstract

What do we mean by fair assessment? What are the most important fairness issues for assessment professionals and the public, and how do they compare? How has the experience of Covid-19 affected our responses to these questions and the options for fair assessment in the future? Read More

Biographical note

Isabel’s academic background is in philosophy, and her professional career has been in government and regulation in the UK, including the regulation of medicine and medical education. Read More