There are five formats: paper, symposium, poster, roundtable and workshop/demonstration.

All submissions will be subject to double blind peer review (see "Review criteria").

Please see the submission template for submission details. The following general guidelines apply to each proposal:

  1. Abstract: max. 250 words. This has to be submitted in the online system.
  2. Proposal: max. 3 pages (incl. title, 250 word abstract, main text, tables, figures, and references – i.e., everything!).
  3. Each proposal has to comply with the submission template. Reviewers will be asked to evaluate if your proposal meets them.
  4. APA 6 guidelines apply for any and all cases not-specified in the template.

We specially invite proposals on the following topics:

  1. Large scale assessment.
  2. Classroom assessment.
  3. Program evaluation.
  4. Teachers’ assessment literacy and professional development.
  5. Assessment and evaluation connections to learning, self-regulated learning, motivation and emotion.
  6. Students' assessment literacy and involvement.
  7. Technology-supported assessment & learning analytics.

A beamer and PC/laptop will be available in all rooms. Presenters are required to bring print-outs of paper-based material for their session (poster, hand-out, etc.).


Paper Session (duration: 90 minutes)
A paper session consists of three or four individually submitted papers that all cover mature research. Each participant presents preferably about 15-20 minutes, which is followed by a 10 minutes general discussion. Please try and make the session interactive and ensure that participants are involved in the discussion. Early-stage research (ongoing or starting) should be submitted as a roundtable or poster.
Symposium (duration: 90 minutes)
Symposia provide an opportunity to present assessment research on one topic, providing a coherent set of papers for discussion. Symposia are directed by a chair and they consist of three presenters and one discussant. It is preferred that all presenters (incl. discussant) are from three different countries. In addition to a proposal for each separate paper, a separate description of the symposium is required (incl. 250 word abstract). All components of a symposium proposal should be submitted as one file: symposium summary (2 pages) and three papers (3 x 3 pages). The symposium abstract must be entered in both the Abstract field (within the ConfTool menu) and at the beginning of the aggregated file.
Poster Session (duration: 60 minutes)
A poster communicates the main ideas, objectives, results and conclusions of an early-stage research project. During poster sessions each presenter will be given 5 minutes to present his/her poster. Afterwards, the delegates can walk around, ask questions or start an in-depth discussion with the presenters. The posters will be spread over several rooms and clustered by topic.
Roundtable (duration: 90 minutes)
In a roundtable three to four contributions from different institutes address similar issues or themes from different perspectives. A roundtable is highly interactive. One or two general statements regarding the theme form the basis for discussion. Presenters will have a time slot of 15 to 20 minutes (or less if needed) to discuss their work with the participants. For a roundtable session hand-outs are needed to facilitate discussion. Formal presentations are to be avoided. Alternatively, presenters can work with a flip-chart or other materials, to be positioned on the table and that may help to structure the presentation and/or discussion.
Workshop/Demonstration (duration: 90 minutes)
A workshop or demonstration is a highly interactive session that shows the application of the outcomes of a research project. For example, the demonstration of an assessment tool or of software that was developed, a new teaching or assessment method, a demonstration of an innovative way to collect and/or to analyze assessment information or research data, etc. In workshops and demonstrations participants ideally receive a hands-on experience with new developments in the area of assessment and evaluation. For workshops/demonstrations the proposal has to include information about the proposed interactivity.