The Assessment in Inclusive Settings Dissemination Conference was held on Thursday, 23–24 October 2008, Limassol, Cyprus and organised jointly by the Cypriot Ministry of Education and Culture and the Agency.
Experts from various countries and with a range of different perspectives on assessment in inclusive settings gave presentations relating to their work.
These presentations can be downloaded as PDF files using the links below:
- Schools in the 21st Century Tapio Savaala, European Commission. A flyer of a Commission Communication is also available to accompany this presentation.
- Inclusive Assessment in the USA: Diagnosis, Instruction, & Accountability: Jeffrey Braden, North Carolina State University, USA
- Co-operative Assessment Meetings - a tool for assessment and individual educational planning based on the ICF, including students and their parents: Jacqueline Gyger and Reto Luder - Switzerland
- Interaction and communication in inclusive settings: Ulla Alexandersson - Sweden
- Routes for Learning - Assessment materials for learners with profound learning difficulties and additional disabilities: Verity Donnelly - United Kingdom (Wales)
- Joint Action – co-operation between parents and professionals. A preventive programme on including pupils with SEN in mainstream school: Kirsten Hansen and Jette Lentz - Denmark
- Needs based assessment in the Netherlands: chances and challenges: Noëlle Pameijer - Netherlands
- Assessment for learning - focus and challenges in a local and a national context - examples from the city of Oslo, Norway: Yngvild Nilsen - Norway
- Multi-disciplinary work in inclusive assessment and intervention: Merope Kapsali and a multi-disciplinary team - Cyprus
- Case study site Reutte/Austria: Key messages and project impacts: Roland Astl, Peter Friedle, Irene Moser and Wilfried Prammer - Austria
- National assessment systems in England - supporting standards?: John Brown - United Kingdom (England)
- Developing thinking skills and assessment for learning: John Brown, Verity Donnelly, Celia Dickinson and Hannah Whitbread - England and Wales (Case study visit team)
- Development of inclusive education in Hungary: Good practice in the classrooms: Zsuzsa Hámori-Váczy - Hungary
- Focusing on Assessment for Intervention: using Assessment across the continuum of special educational needs to develop appropriate IEPs for pupils in mainstream primary schools: Maureen Costello - Ireland
- From “the Informal to the Formal” – a key idea of the State Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired. The importance of specific, professional assessment to determine the learning processes of children with special needs and further co-operation in inclusive settings: Ute Hölscher - Germany (Case Study Visit team)
- It’s all in the attitude! How assessment helped in the development of an inclusive school: Þóra Björk Jónsdóttir - Iceland
- The new challenges for improving primary education in Lithuania: Ramutė Skripkienė - Lithuania
The main outcome of the conference was the Cyprus Recommendations on Inclusive Assessment. These can be downloaded in 21 languages.
This document was sent by the Cypriot Minister of Education to all of his Ministerial counterparts across Europe at the end of 2008.