“Assessment reform journeys: intentions, enactment and evaluation”

01-04 November, 2023,



AEA-Europe 2023 is the 24th Annual Meeting of the Association for Educational Assessment – Europe. AEA-Europe is the foremost association for all assessment professionals throughout Europe.

AEA-Europe President's message

Dear AEA-Europe members, friends and colleagues,

On behalf of the AEA-Europe council, I am delighted to welcome you to our 24th conference in beautiful Malta – where I hope you will all experience our inclusive community of assessment practitioners spanning academia, professional settings, and vocational contexts. Although we come from different backgrounds, countries and traditions, our organisation is known for its welcoming atmosphere. We come together united by a commitment to excellence and equity in educational assessment with our shared visions of improving assessments for students learning.

Our community serves as a hub for assessment experts to connect and collaborate across diverse fields. By building strong networks for sharing knowledge, we can advance assessment in innovative directions. Our broad membership provides a rich tapestry of perspectives that will inform our understanding of assessment in all its manifestations. 

I would also like to thank our sponsors, committees, and members, which have made this gathering possible. 

With our collective expertise, passion, and vision, I am confident our AEA-Europe community will make great strides towards assessments that enable all students to thrive. I look forward to the progress we will make together in research, practice and policy for the betterment of educational assessment through these challenging times.

Therese N. Hopfenbeck,

President AEA-Europe

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Important Dates

Main conference: November 02-04, 2023

Pre-conference workshops: November 01, 2023

Submission deadline for pre-conference workshops:  April 06, 2023 

Submission deadline (other than workshops):              April 21, 2023 

Acceptance notification: June 30, 2023

Deadline for registration by presenters: August 31, 2023

Early registration deadline: September 10, 2023

Online registration closes: October 6, 2023 

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“Assessment reform journeys: intentions, enactment and evaluation”

Assessment reforms are usually instigated by the changing educational needs of society and a desire to address these needs. As such, assessment reforms are often promoted and rationalised through the use of educational discourse linked to, for instance, the creation of more equitable learning environments for students; recognition and application of teacher assessment expertise; the development of fairer assessment tools and systems; finding a balance between trust and accountability in assessment; and keeping assessment practices apace with theoretical and technological advancements. But there are times when an assessment reform is a reaction to an external factor or a fait accompli, as was the case with the Covid19 pandemic in the last few years. The theme chosen for the AEA-Europe 2022 annual conference, in Dublin, was in fact New Visions for Assessment in Uncertain Times. And discussions focused on the way in which education planners, test developers, teachers and others responded to the different needs created by the pandemic to develop new assessment practices. These included efforts to reform assessment practices through, for instance, the adoption of digital teaching and resources, greater focus on teacher assessment, adaptive assessment, and remote proctoring in high stakes examinations. A recurring narrative in these new visions for assessment was the problematisation of the journeys from the formulation of the intentions of assessment reforms to their eventual enactment. Read More

At the AEA-Europe annual conference to be held in Malta in 2023, we would therefore like to offer delegates the opportunity to reflect on the notion of assessment reforms as journeys delineated by intentions and enactment from different perspectives by key stakeholders…


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