Welcome to the latest edition of our online newsletter, IEA Updates, which highlights recent IEA developments from the past few months.
News from IEA
Back to the office
In accordance with local government advice, both IEA Hamburg and Amsterdam reopened office doors to staff wishing to return at the beginning of June, alongside a set of respective COVID-19 hygiene measures. IEA continues to follow local updates so as to adjust measures accordingly.
Towards resilient education systems for the future
Countries are invited to participate in the Responses to Educational Disruption Survey (REDS), a study launched by IEA and UNESCO, in partnership with the European Commission, to draw a more comprehensive picture of COVID-19’s impact on global education.
Join TIMSS 2023!
The next cycle of our Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2023, is now open for registration. The information package contains details about the study content, timeline, and costs.
KWiK launches in Germany
In collaboration with IPN Kiel and Hamburg University, the first part of the “Continuity and Change of Schools in Times of Crisis” survey, otherwise known as KWiK, was launched in July across seven German federal states.
IEA joins UNESCO Global Education Coalition
The challenges to education caused by COVID-19 call for innovation, partnership, and solidarity. That’s why IEA joined UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition to support countries and ensure #LearningNeverStops.
Study Updates
  • We were pleased to extend a formal invitation to countries to participate in REDS at the beginning of July. For those countries interested in joining the study, plans for a first national research coordinator (NRC) meeting in August are upcoming and more information can be found on the REDS study page.
  • The international study center at Boston College is analyzing and reviewing the available field test results for the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2021. Countries continue to provide regular updates to inform us about the status of their school closures and some countries have opted to conduct a small field test in September. The next NRC meeting is planned to take place virtually in August.
  • TIMSS 2023 was formally announced to countries in May and we invite representatives from any interested education system to join the first TIMSS 2023 NRC meeting in February 2021. The TIMSS 2019 virtual 8th NRC meeting also took place in June and was a great success. Countries are now working on their national reports in lieu of the upcoming international report release on December 8.
  • The International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) 2022 NRC meeting also took place in May and led to a collaborative and productive four days. Data management training related to the ICCS 2022 field trial took place virtually and the international study center at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) are currently looking into the possibility of new study timings due to disruption caused by COVID-19.
  • European countries received a letter from the European Commission regarding the support for country participation in International Information and Computer Literacy Study (ICILS) 2023 and next steps. The invitation to submit proposals encompass participation in the additional computational thinking skills module. The study is well underway and ACER are currently adapting the framework and creating the new materials for the 2023 cycle.
  • After a great deal of work and collaboration, a proposal for the TALIS 2024 Call for Tender was submitted by IEA at the beginning of July. A thank you once again to all those involved. We expect to find out more before the end of the summer.
  • A summary of the online workshop “Beyond results: Paving the way for the use of process data” that took place in cooperation with the Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education (DIPF) and Center for International Student Assessment (ZIB) from June 17 to 19 can be found here.
  • We are pleased to announce and invite submissions for next year’s IEA International Research Conference. Further information about key dates, keynote speakers, submissions and pre-conference workshops can be found on the IRC webpage
  • Following discussions with IEA General Assembly members (GAs), a decision was taken to convert the upcoming General Assembly meeting at the end of September to a fully virtual event. Further information will be shared with GAs in the coming months and we look forward to hosting everyone in this new format.
  • IEA is pleased to announce a workshop with two modules focusing on Multilevel Linear Modeling (MLM), Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), and Multilevel Structural Equation Modeling (MSEM) in the Fall of 2020. More about the workshops can be found here.
New Publications
IEA's latest publications are available from our website.
Compass Brief
The latest IEA Compass: Briefs in Education, based on ICCS data, was released in June:
IEA welcomes applications to translate our Compass Briefs and is pleased to announce that all published Briefs have recently been translated into Spanish by the Instituto Nacional de Evaluación Educativa and can be accessed here.
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