Membership of the International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA)
The International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA), founded in 1975, is a not for profit,
non-governmental association of educational measurement agencies around the world. The general purpose of
IAEA is to improve the quality of education by assisting educational agencies in the development and appropriate
application of educational assessment techniques. IAEA believes that this is best achieved through international
cooperation and is committed to facilitate the development of closer ties among the relevant agencies and
individuals around the world. IAEA believes that such international cooperation can help nations learn from
each other with respect for their cultural autonomy.
Its primary objectives are:
- To improve communication among organizations involved in educational assessment by sharing professional expertise
through conferences and publications, and by providing a framework in which cooperative research, training,
and projects involving educational assessment can be undertaken.
- To make expertise in assessment techniques more readily available for the solution of educational problems.
- To cooperate with other agencies with complementary interests.
- To engage in activities for the improvement of assessment techniques and their appropriate use by educational agencies around the world.
IAEA has consultative status with UNESCO in the achievement of mutual goals.
The benefits of IAEA membership are:
- Access to all papers presented at the annual conferences of the IAEA from 2006 onwards. Non members only have access to the abstracts of the papers.
- Free subscription to the Journal Assessment in Education, except for individual B Members.
- Reduced conference registration fee (± 10%).
- Access to relevant membership data through our website enables members to find and contact colleagues all over the world.
- Primary members can publish job postings and press releases through the IAEA website
- Primary members have voting rights at the general meeting of members at the annual conference.
There are three types of membership:
- Primary Membership for not-for-profit organisations whose primary objective is educational assessment.
For-profit organisations are not admitted as primary members, but the Board of Trustees (Executive Committee) has the
discretion to recommend their admission as affiliate members.
- Affiliate Membership for organisations whose work relies for a major part on educational assessment techniques, or financial
agencies allocating a large part of their budgets to projects involving educational assessment.
The Board of Trustees (Executive Committee) has the discretion to recommend the admission of for-profit organisations as affiliate
members, taking care to ensure that such recommendations are not excessively restrictive and that candidates for membership have a
genuine interest in educational assessment, as well as technical and professional competence in the field, and show willingness to
cooperate actively towards the achievement of the Association's objectives.
- Individual Memberships (A and B) for individuals with a professional interest in educational assessment. Individual A membership
for active professionals and Individual B membership for students or pensioners.
Membership fees and benefits
Table 1: Membership fees
||Individual A members
||Individual B members
|Annual fee (2010)
Table 2: Membership benefits
||Individual A members
||Individual B members
|Reduced Conference fee (± 10%)
|Free subscription to the journal Assessment in Education (4 issues per year)
All applications for membership are screened by the Executive Committee which may grant provisional membership.
Applications for permanent membership are decided by the Primary members of IAEA at the first business meeting following the application.
Questions of eligibility for membership are resolved by the Board of Trustees (Executive Committee).
Joining the IAEA
After submitting your details to the IAEA, you should receive a reply with a form to complete your registration.
This form can also be downloaded here.
Completed forms should be sent to the IAEA treasurer by regular mail.
You will receive login details to this site as soon as IAEA receives payment of you membership fee.
Using these datails you will be able to update your, or your organisation's, details at any time.
You will also have access to member-only information on this website.
Please ensure that your email client will accept emails from the iaea.info domain and NOT treat them as spam.
Please read the guidelines below.
If you want to apply for membership on behalf of your organisation please
follow the link below:
If you want to apply for individual membership for yourself only, please follow
the link below:
The Association wishes to reduce membership administration and banking costs and to make more efficient use of the association's income.
Therefore the advanced payment will be introduced. The decision has also been made to increase the number of issues of the Assessment
in Education journal from three to four each year.
The following changes have therefore been drawn up. This decision was taken at the IAEA business meeting of 17 September 2009 in Brisbane:
(1) Individual Members are individuals with a professional interest in educational assessment. Individual members A work in the
field of educational assessment, and Individual members B are students or retirees. A student is a person enrolled in a full time graduate
degree program as their primary professional activity. A retiree is a person who, due to age, disability or other conditions beyond his or her
control no longer holds active employment in the education profession, other than having occasional paid consultancies or teaching on a limited,
- As of 2010, membership fees are as follows:
||individual member A1
||individual member B
- Advance payment of membership fees over several years results in the following reduced fees:
||2 years $ 850
3 years $ 1200
||individual member A
||2 years $ 310
3 years $ 450
||2 years $ 950
3 years $ 1350
- The following payment regulations apply to new members:
- the full membership fees for the year in question are due for new members joining before 1 September.
- for a new member joining after 1 September, membership fees are due as of 1 January of the following year.
- new members who join during the annual conference receive a 10% reduction in the membership fees for that year,
as long as payment is made in cash.
- Membership runs from 1 January to 31 December.
- Members must pay their membership fees for the current year during the annual conference at the latest.
- Invoices for membership fees are sent as follows:
- initial invoice sent around 1 October of the preceding year
- reminder sent around 1 January
- demand sent around 1 March
- Payments overdue by more than one year and not madeby the end of the next year's conference, will result in the immediate
withdrawal of all membership rights.
- Payments overdue by more than two years will result in the Executive Committee making a proposal at the next members'
meeting to end the membership.