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ATS2020: Assessment of Transversal Skills for Students
Developing and testing assessment approaches and practices
Head:   Univ.-Prof. Dr. Peter Baumgartner
There is an urgency for education systems to explore new approaches and to design new activities that will equip learners with core transversal skills and competences to match the demand of a 21st century society. The Assessment of Transversal Skills 2020 Project (ATS2020) will develop and test assessment approaches and practices across a range of real-life classrooms in 10 pilot countries working with 250 schools and involving 20,000 learners.
Contracting Organisation  EU (Erasmus+) 
Duration  03/2015 - 02/2018 
Status  ongoing 
Project Coordination  Cyprus Pedagogical Institute/Cyprus Ministry of Education 
Project Partners  17 institutions from 11 countries  
Project Team IMB  Univ.-Prof. Dr. Peter Baumgartner
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Inf. Dr. Bernhard Ertl Andrea Ghoneim
Isabell Grundschober, BSc 

This experimentation will be carried out using reliable monitoring, evaluation and reporting procedures. The project consortium will design a robust evaluation framework aimed at “evaluating the potential impact of such an innovative approach by testing it through trials in the field” followed by both quantitative and qualitative methods and analysis. This stems from the need to transform our educational systems in order to accommodate, facilitate and develop 21st century learning, assessment, teaching and skills .


The main contribution of the IMB to the overall project aim is to support the development and implementation of assessment tools focused on learning outcomes.

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ATS2020 Brochure
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