CXC® to Host 48th annual IAEA Conference in Jamaica in September


BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC®) will host the International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA) 48th Annual Conference at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica from 24 – 29 September 2023. Under the theme, “Digitalising Assessments and Credentials”, the conference will focus on exploring ongoing and recent developments in educational assessment and provide delegates with an opportunity to share their knowledge, philosophies, strategies, research, and practices.

Subthemes will include:

1. New Practices in Large Scale Assessments;
2. Social and Emotional Issues in Learning and Assessment;
3. Emerging Ethical Practices and Dilemmas in Assessment;
4. Research and the Future of Digital Assessment;
5. Organisational Models for Digitalising Credentials and their Assessments;
6. Cyber Security, The Integrity of Assessment and Credentialing; and
7. Curriculum Reforms: Digital Transformations of Learning and Assessments.

The 48th Annual IAEA conference in collaboration with CXC®, will include inception workshops, keynote addresses, symposium, and open paper and poster presentations. The Conference Paper Review Committee welcomes submissions corresponding to one or more of the sub-themes. All submissions will be reviewed by the Conference Paper Review Committee considering their scientific quality and relevance within the conference theme. The deadline for submissions is 21 April 2023.

Details of the event can be found at the Conference website:

Dr Wayne Wesley, Registrar and CEO of CXC® shared his thoughts on the impact of hosting the international event. “While the Caribbean has birthed many great minds, innovations and traditions,we understand that each hemisphere has its own perspectives to offer. Therefore, we view the hosting of the 48th Annual IAEA Conference as a necessary undertaking to facilitate the meetings, discussions and new ideas that will drive the future of educational assessment.”

CXC® assures the global human resource competitiveness of the Caribbean through the provision of syllabuses of the highest quality; valid and reliable examinations and certificates of international repute for students of all ages, abilities and interests; services to educational institutions in the development of syllabuses, examinations and examinations’ administration. This year, CXC® marks 50 years since its establishment.

For further information, kindly contact us at +1 (246) 227-1700 or email [email protected] (Barbados), or for queries in Jamaica at + 1 (876) 630-5200 or email: [email protected]

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