Aims and Objectives


The aim of the Association is to promote pupil progress and achievement through best practice in assessment.


To advance educational practice and professional expertise in assessment:

  • by providing a forum for the exchange of views and the dissemination of ideas, for example through this website
  • by the publication of materials that exemplify effective assessment practice
  • through regional meetings and conferences which provide professional support for members and an opportunity to guide the work of the Executive
  • through national conferences which encourage debate, provide an opportunity to share ideas and explore recent developments in assessment

To develop a professional response to educational issues involving assessment:

  • through formal and informal meetings with governmental and non-governmental departments and bodies , other national organisations, professional associations and educational establishments
  • through working groups of members that address specific issues or areas of work
  • by nominating representatives to attend key seminars and conferences concerned with assessment issues
  • by responding to national consultations and reviews