Our Cooperation


The IEA-ETS Research Institute (IERI) is a collaboration between the Research and Development Division at ETS and the IEA that focuses on improving the science of large-scale assessments. The aim of the institute is to provide policymakers and researchers from around the globe with the best available information in the field. In line with that purpose, IERI undertakes activities relating to three broad areas of work: research, training, and dissemination of research findings.

To learn more about the IERI institute visit http://www.ierinstitute.org/training-area.html

IERI academies

IERI’s work is crystallized as workshops called the IERI academies. These events take place twice a year, in May and November, in different locations around the world. Some of the topics discussed in previous IERI academies include international large-scale assessment databases; item response theory and population modeling in large-scale assessments; and use of hierarchical linear models in large-scale assessments.

To learn more about upcoming IERI academies, please visit:


Training offered by RandA

Our Research and Analysis Unit (RandA) also offers researchers a number of training sessions and workshops throughout the year across different locations. To learn more about this service, please visit our training section.

Our academic visitor program

This program caters to researchers who would like to join the IEA as a visitor in order to exchange ideas and develop joint projects with our experts. The program provides a unique opportunity for direct contact with our researchers in our Hamburg office.

To learn more about the program, simply click here.