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Calendar 2014

IEA Standing Committee meeting

21–22 February 2014
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

4th TIMSS Advanced 2015 NRC meeting

5–7 March 2014
Sydney, Australia

4th TIMSS 2015 NRC meeting

9–14 March 2014
Sydney, Australia

IEA Technical Executive Group meeting

4 April 2014
Philadelphia, United States

2nd ICCS 2016 NRC meeting

12–16 May 2014
Brussels, Belgium

3rd PIRLS 2016 NRC meeting

25–30 May 2014
Dublin, Ireland

5th ICILS 2013 NRC meeting

23–27 June 2014
Copenhagen, Denmark

5th TIMSS Advanced 2015 NRC meeting

6–8 August 2014
Paris, France

5th TIMSS 2015 NRC meeting

10–15 August 2014
Paris, France

2nd ECES NRC meeting

18–19 September 2014
Rome, Italy

IEA Technical Executive Group meeting

10 October 2014
Vienna, Austria

IEA Standing Committee meeting

11–12 October 2014
Vienna, Austria

55th IEA General Assembly

13–16 October 2014
Vienna, Austria


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. Most often the trainings address working with the international databases from IEA studies.

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