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The Assessment in HE (AHE) Conference is a key event for all those interested in research and development of assessment practice and policy.  We are delighted to advise you that the call for proposals for the 6th International AHE Conference 28 & 29 June 2017 is now open. This event is to be held at the Macdonald Manchester Hotel, Manchester, UK.

Conference 2017 proposal submission guidelines

We invite you to submit proposals for this conference on any of the themes listed below in the context of higher education assessment. The suitability of submissions will be decided by an anonymous peer review process. We look forward to another exciting conference and value the time you will spend on your submission; we look forward to reading about your work. See below for guidance on submissions…

To accommodate the request of a number of colleagues we are pleased to advise you that the deadline for submission of conference proposals has been extended to Monday 23rdJanuary 2017.  Information on format and themes is provided below. Please submit your proposals online here

For further information on AHE network, previous conferences and seminars please follow this link

Conference Formats

The formats are designed to promote dialogue focused on research, innovation or policy development in assessment in higher education:

  • Poster & Pitch: this popular format involves an A0 poster plus a three minute pitch in a themed room followed by time for the audience to interact with individual presenters. These sessions attract a special interest audience and provide great networking opportunities. Poster & pitch may focus on research or practice exchange.
  • Research Presentation: this is a standard research presentation of 20 minutes maximum followed by at least 10 minutes for discussion.
  • Practice Exchange: this is presentation of innovation and development of practice in assessment including scholarly engagement with relevant literature. It involves a 15 minute presentation with 15 minutes for discussion.

The submission of proposals will be in the form of a 400 word abstract. You should include a list up to 5 key references to accompany your abstract.

Conference themes:

The themes should be interpreted broadly, as they are not intended to limit potential contributions. When submitting proposals, delegates will be asked to

nominate the theme to which they feel their work best relates (themes in full).

  • Exploring approaches to assessment and feedback in higher education
  • Enhancing assessment and feedback at programme and institutional level
  • Cultivating assessment literacy 
  • Integrating digital tools and technologies for assessment
  • Developing academic integrity and academic literacies through assessment
  • Assessment for Social Justice

The extended deadline for submission of proposals is Monday 23rd January 2017.  Please submit your proposals online here

Invitation to the 43rd Annual Conference of the International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA)

Dear Colleague,

You are cordially invited to participate in the 43rd Annual Conference of the International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA) to be held on 2-6 October, 2017, in Batumi, Georgia. The Conference will be hosted by the National Assessment and Examinations Center (NAEC) - one of the primary members of IAEA and the largest professional organization in the field of Assessment in Georgia.

Featuring the theme “Assessment as a Social Lever”, the conference aims to explore how assessment is used as a change agent to improve social justice and the quality of teaching and learning in education.

The conference will highlight various issues such as:

 Validity, Fairness and Equal Opportunities in Assessment;

 the Use of Technology to increase access to Fair and Transparent Assessment; the Impact of National and International Assessments on the Curriculum Development and on the Standards within the Educational System;

 the Implications of using Test Data as the basis for important Decisions by Policy Makers.

The NAEC will make its best efforts to make the conference an open and interesting forum for sharing experiences and developing mutual cooperation. Therefore, we would highly appreciate your active participation and fervent support so that the conference will be a worthy one.

Information about the conference can be found at www.iaea2017.org .

Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Tinatin Gakhokidze at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Phone: +995 599 917308

I do hope that you will join us for what promises to be a stimulating, professional and educational event and look forward to welcoming you in Batumi.

Best regards,

Maia Miminoshvili

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