AEA-Europe Annual Conference

9 November 2017, Prague

Our Research Manager, David Thomas spoke at the 18th AEA-Europe Annual Conference which focused on ‘Assessment Cultures in a Globalised World’. He presented on how NFER, together with ASCL and SSAT, has worked to support schools and teachers through the change in assessment culture in England brought about by the end of National Curriculum levels in 2014. We worked with teachers to produce an authentic, free-to-use resource to enable schools to develop their own assessment systems to meet the needs of their learners. The resource was launched at the ASCL conference in March 2017 and initial feedback suggests that the resource has been well received and widely used. Jane Nicholas also spoke at the event on ‘the influence of the National Reading Tests in Wales on the teaching and learning of reading strategies and pupils' attitudes towards reading’.

For more information about the conference, please visit the AEA Europe website.