Short history

The European Federation of Professional Psychologists Associations (EFPPA) was founded in 1981, changing its title to EFPA (The European Federation of Psychologists Associations) in 2001.

With a history of more than 25 years, the EFPA Board of Assessment (BoA, origin 1995) is one of the oldest working groups of EFPA, together with the Board of Ethics.

The current BoA has its origins in the previous Task Force on Tests and Testing that EFPA had established in the Athens General Assembly in 1995, with a first  meeting in Madrid in 1996 (see picture).

EFPA BOA Madrid 1996

The Task Force was renewed in 1997, and then in 1999 (Rome), it was transformed into the EFPA Standing Committee on Tests and Testing. In 2011 the Standing Committee on Tests and Testing became the Board of Assessment (BoA).

Prof. Dave Bartram (UK) took over as convenor of the SCTT from Prof. José Muñiz in 2004, when José took on the role of President of the International Test Commission. José is still delegate for Spain, and has been for 25 years now an important inspiration for this EFPA workgroup. Dave was for more than 10 years a driving force. In 2014 Dr. Iris Egberink (the Netherlands) became the BoA convenor, followed in 2017 by Prof. Carmen Hagemeister (Germany). Since November 2019, Nigel Evans (UK) took over as BoA convenor. For decades, Dr. Arne Evers (the Netherlands) was another important inspiration for and co-worker with the BoA. Dušica Boben (Slovenia) & Krunoslav Matešić (Croatia) are still board members from the early days of the BoA.

The BoA is not only one of the oldest EFPA working groups, but also had in the past and has currently many active members, i.e. around 25+.

Mission & working plan

Following the path initiated by the Task Force & Standing Committee, the main goal of the EFPA Board of Assessment (BoA) continues to be that of organizing and promoting actions aimed at improving testing practices in Europe. During these more than 25 past years the BoA have developed a range of projects and actions aimed at improving tests and testing in Europe.
To consult the most recent WORKING PLAN 2019-2021 click here