Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the July 2020 12th Conference of the ITC had to be postponed. This has now been re-scheduled for 9th-12th July 2021 and will take the form of a virtual Colloquium on Tests and Testing. See the Conferences page for latest updates. The health and wellbeing of the ITC community remains our priority.

Upcoming ITC Conference

Upcoming ITC Conference

The ITC 12th Conference on Tests and Testing

A Colloquium on Diversity and Equity in a Globalized Digital World: Opportunities and Challenges for Assessment 

will be hosted from 9th - 12th July 2021

The International Test Commission (ITC) had planned to hold its 12th International Conference in July 2020 in Luxembourg. As you may know, this proved to be impossible due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was a difficult decision to make, however the health and safety of our members and everyone else involved is our highest priority and we take it very seriously. It was agreed that we should postpone the event and reconsider how and when best to hold it.

We are pleased to announce that the postponed 2020 ITC 12th Conference will be the core of a virtual Colloquium to be run from the 9th to 12th of July 2021. 

As far as possible we want to retain the structure and contents that had been accepted for the 2020 event. While being online has some disadvantages in terms of lacking face-to-face contact, it provides a far greater opportunity for people to actually attend the event as they are not having to provide funding for travel and accommodation, do not need to get visas or plan for long periods away from their work. We do expect as a result of this to have a much greater number of attendees and as a result expect to be able to offer extremely competitive registration fees.

 The conference promises to be an exceptional professional and scientific experience. Exploring the theme Diversity and Equity in a Globalized, Digital World: Opportunities and Challenges for Assessment, the 2021 Colloquium will present the latest developments and innovations in assessment. The programme will be organised according to the following subthemes:

·       Test development and validation in international and multicultural environments
Innovations and advances in psychometric theory, modelling and technologies

·       Current issues of policy, diversity, and equity

·       Best practices in testing and assessment

·       Test security and privacy in a globalized digital world


More details will follow on the website and in the December Issue of Testing International.

1.    If you had a paper accepted for the 2020 Conference or were a keynote or other invited presenter, you will be receiving details soon of how you can confirm whether you wish to submit your paper(s) or revisions of them for this 2021 online event.

2.     Papers will all be pre-recorded and available online at a pre-set date and time to registered delegates. The Colloquium will be held over 4 days in the Summer of 2021. After the colloquium is closed, recordings of all the presentations will remain available to registered delegates for six months.

3.     A number of more interactive sessions will be created as forums for discussion.

 Please note the 2021 Conference Website is currently being updated with relevant information.