Standing Committee


(*Pictured: IEA Standing Committee members, February 2019, please see below for current committee members)

The IEA Standing Committee (SC) consists of the IEA chair and six General Assembly representatives (elected for a three-year term). The committee serves as a board of directors for both IEA and the IEA Secretariat. The SC meets twice a year under the direction of the IEA chair to review IEA policy and project developments. Between General Assembly meetings, the committee serves as the IEA decision-making authority, and works with the IEA chair and executive director to implement General Assembly resolutions. The committee is also responsible for recommending committee members and new studies to the General Assembly.

Dr Thierry Rocher

Dr Thierry Rocher was elected to the IEA Chair position at the 59th General Assembly meeting in October 2018. Dr Rocher previously served as a Standing Committee member and General Assembly representative for France. He is the Head of the Office for Student Assessment (DEPP) at the Ministère de l'éducation nationale in France.

Dr Christian Christrup Kjeldsen

Head of Department of Educational Sociology

Dr Stephen Provasnik

United States of America (USA)
Team Lead for International Activities Program at NCES

Dr Sue Thomson

Deputy CEO (Research) at ACER