IEA IRC Day 2 Round Up

The second day of the 10th IEA IRC was kicked off by keynote speaker Leslie Rutkowski, from Indiana University, who offered empirical and theoretical examples to build a case for why international assessments are not measures of intelligence.
The keynote was the perfect kick-off for a day that was filled with thought-provoking debates, impactful deep dives into publication series’, and an engaging poster session. 

Keynote 2

Caption (from left to right): Dirk Hastedt, Seamus Hegarty, Thierry Rocher, Leslie Rutkowski, & David Rutkowski. 

Day 2 of the IRC also saw an interesting debate opened up during a panel on causal claims with ILSA data, and space to discuss the possibilities and limitations was provided. 

An exciting day for calls as Seamus Hegarty announced the call for proposals for the Research for Education series, with Lauren Musu and Ralph Carstens announcing the 3rd IEA Research and Development call.

Boston College

Caption (from left to right): Lillian Tyack, Erin Wry, Pierre Foy, Bethany Fishbein, Matthias von Davier, Ina V.S. Mullis, & Michael O. Martin. 

In the afternoon, a plenary symposium on PIRLS 2021 spoke on COVID-19 and achievement scaling. The symposium also provided a moment of recognition in honor of Ina V.S Mullis’ retirement and the phenomenal impact she has had on PIRLS and the IEA community. 


Caption: Springer exhibition booth at the conference

We thank all our delegates for a remarkable day, and their thought-provoking questions and perspectives, and look forward to another day of discussion and learnings.


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Posted: 29.06.2023