IEA contributions at vCIES 2021

IEA will have an active presence at vCIES 2021 hosting two workshops on Sunday 25th April and a special presentation on Thursday 29th April 2021.

Workshop 1 will be a joint IEA/AIR workshop on ‘Comparative and International Education Research Made Easy Using Free Online Data Platforms and Tools’ on Sunday 25 April 2021 from 07:00pm - 10:00 pm (CET). 

Workshop description

Several data platforms and tools are free and publicly available on the web for supporting comparative and international education research. However, they vary partly considerably in terms of content, functionality, data visualization capabilities, and availability of country data. Sometimes it may get confusing what data platforms are in place and which ones to use to answer specific research questions. At this workshop, IEA and AIR presenters aim to teach participants and provide hands-on examples how and in which context to use these data platforms and tools effectively. The session will focus on three of them, namely the ILSA Gateway, the International Data Explorer (IDE), and the Country Profiles and Comparisons database. All three platforms have been developed with funding support from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), U.S. Department of Education.

Workshop requirements: some knowledge about quantitative research methods is helpful but not necessary. For content - related questions contact

Workshop 2 will be on 'How well are students prepared for life in the digital age? Analyzing international data from 13 countries (including the U.S.) from IEA's ICILS 2018 study', and held from 07:00 - 10:00 pm (CET).

Workshop description

The workshop will explore how secondary analysis of ICILS 2018 data could provide further insights for policy and practice. It will inlcude an overview of ICILS, covering its background, conceptual framework and design. It will present some key findings from the 2018 data collection, as well as examples of secondary research conducted with ICILS 2013 data. Group work and presentations by the participants will complement lectures by the workshop instructors.

Workshop requirements: no prior knowledge about lreg-scale internation studies is required.Basic knowledge about statistical analysis is not required but is an advantage. For content - related questions contact

Registration at the vCIES 2021 conference is required for attending both workshop. For more information about the workshops and registration details visit: .

Paper Presentation

On Tuesday 29th April (from 5:00 - 6:30 pm, CET), Falk Brese and Nadine Twele (former IEA colleague) will present a paper on 'Teaching and learning during the “new normal” in education. Baseline indicators for remote learning from TIMSS 2019'.