The International Association for Educational Assessment offers a global forum for all those involved in all forms of educational assessment in primary or secondary schools, colleges or the workplace. Its members include examining bodies, university departments, research organizations and government agencies from more than 50 countries on all continents. The broad purpose of IAEA is to assist educational agencies in the development and appropriate application of educational assessment techniques to improve the quality of education. IAEA believes that this is best achieved through international cooperation and seeks to facilitate the development of closer ties among relevant agencies and individuals around the world. IAEA believes that such international cooperation can help nations learn from each other without any diminution of their cultural autonomy.