Hello and welcome to the AEA-Europe Newsletter
Over the coming issues we will aim to bring you the very latest in news and up coming events from across Europe.
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Welcome to Berlin
AEA-Europe Annual conference
Our conference hosts introduce us to Berlin and the role of the IQB and also provide some information about the current educational situation in Germany, relating in particular to changes subsequent to the PISA 'shock'.
Assessment for Learning in International Contexts
Stuart Shaw, Martin Johnson and Paul Warwick report on a project designed to build on the work of James & Pedder (2006) in order to understand Assessment for Learning in a variety of national contexts.
Developing Numeracy Mapping Tests
Developing numeracy mapping tests for primary years
Guri A. Nortvedt and Andreas Pettersen outline the current situation in Norway with regard to primary mathematics and describe ways in which students are identified as 'at risk'. The article goes on to describe changes now underway as a result of new educational policy and links this to concerns about attainment in many countries.