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IAESB issues international education information paper

The International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) has released guidance that is intended to help accountancy institutes implement International Education Standard (IES) 6, Assessment of Professional Capabilities and Competence.

The paper provides an overview of policies linked with the development and administration of examinations and good practice examples.

According to the IAESB, the paper covers the policies and procedures to develop, administer and grade written examinations and is especially useful to developing organisations that need to make decisions on assessment practices for their education programmes.

IAESB Chair Mark Allison said written examinations are important candidate assessment method.

“This information paper is intended to help member bodies evaluate their current approach and follow good practices that suit their environment and circumstances," he said.

The IAESB’s standards and guidance are specifically aimed at member bodies of the International Federation of Accountants.

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