IEA - The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement

The Danish School of Education at Aarhus University is the Danish member of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA).

The IEA is an independent, international umbrella organisation for national research institutions in more than 50 countries.

IEA studies at the Danish School of Education:

  • Civic Education Study – The political education of young people
  • ICCS – Political education in the 21st century
  • PIRLS – Reading skills of school pupils
  • TIMSS – Maths and science skills of school pupils
  • ICILS – Computer and information competences of school pupils

 

The IEA

The IEA is an important forum in the international world of education: A unique network of academics, researchers and political decision-makers who have been working together since the 1960s with a view to preparing and carrying out studies of education throughout the world.

At the IEA we view the world as a natural educational laboratory in which the natural development of various school systems can be perceived as experiments of various ways of achieving the best possible results through school education.

Comparisons between various countries and cultures generate the degree of variation required to permit the study of important factors which would not have been discovered within any one system of education.