The Egracons project consortium wishes to engage as many European higher education institutions as possible in the debate on grade conversion. For this reason Egracons was present again this year at the EAIE conference in Prague on 18 September 2014 and at the Eracon conference that took place Nicosia, Cyprus in April 2014.
At the EAIE the project was discussed in the session Level ground: grade conversion and grading systems in Europe and beyond that focused on how grading tables will lead to a better global interpretation and harmonisation of grading systems, taking into consideration grade distribution, class rank, class rigor and word descriptors, for example. The results from the first testing phase of the Egracons conversion tool were presented by Valère Meus, project co-ordinator and Luciano Saso. The other speakers are Daphne Scherer, European Commission, Belgium and Margaret Wenger, Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc, USA.
During the ERACON conference the initiative was presented by by Luciano Saso, from Sapienza University of Rome and the project co-ordinator Valère Meus, from Ghent University. Over 80 participants attended the session which was preceeded by a lively discussion on grading cultures in Europe.