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Calendar 2016

2nd ICILS 2018 NRC meeting

15-19 February 2016
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

IEA Standing Committee meeting

23–24 February 2016
Amsterdam, Netherlands


6th PIRLS 2016 NRC meeting

28 February–4 March 2016
Hong Kong, SAR


IEA Technical Executive Group meeting

14–15 April 2016
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

8th TIMSS and TIMSS Advanced 2015 NRC meeting

19–24 June 2016
Quebec City, Canada

IEA Technical Executive Group meeting

12–13 September 2016
Porto, Portugal

IEA Standing Committee meeting

8–9 October 2016
Oslo, Norway

57th IEA General Assembly

10–13 October 2016
Oslo, Norway

4th ICCS 2016 NRC meeting

21–25 November 2016
Santiago, Chile

7th PIRLS 2016 NRC meeting

4–9 December 2016
Agadir, Morocco


IEA meetings are mostly closed to the public, and serve as a guide to the current activities of the association. They include managerial meetings, meetings of the study coordinators and international advisory groups, and training workshops. In addition, every two or three years IEA organizes a research conference at which papers based on data from IEA studies are presented.

General Assembly and committee meetings

Plenary session of the 50th IEA General Assembly.

Each year, the General Assembly meets to discuss all new and ongoing IEA business. The participants of the General Assembly meeting include member representatives, international study coordinators, experts in education and survey research, and observers (policymakers, funders, and representatives of other organizations interested in the association's work).

The Standing Committee meets twice a year, once prior to the General Assembly meeting and once mid-year, in order to monitor and control the implementation of decisions passed by the General Assembly, alongside the IEA project and administrative units. The Technical Executive Group meets twice a year with the international study coordinators and other study officers to discuss the technical aspects of study implementation. Occasionally, additional experts are invited to give their advice on such issues.

Study meetings

The major meeting of any IEA study is the national research coordinator (NRC) meeting, which takes place once or twice each year for the duration of the project. At the study meetings, the NRCs discuss the assessment instruments and procedures, receive training, and participate in individual consultations on the specifics of study implementation in their countries. Trainings for the national data managers are separately organized.

The international study centers also meet regularly with their advisory committees to coordinate study procedures, review progress, and prepare recommendations.

Training workshops

The IEA DPC, either directly or through IERI, organizes training seminars in specialized topics related to IEA studies or large-scale assessments in general. These are attended by IEA members and other interested parties as necessity arises. Training sessions generally address working with the international databases from IEA studies.

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