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NCME Statement on Hate in America
August 22, 2017
Especially in the early years of the 20th century, testing in the United States was connected with attempts to unfairly and inaccurately characterize the worth of members of particular demographic groups, and to deprive them of access to education, employment, and the right to vote, among other things. That dishonorable history makes it all the more important that the National Council on Measurement in Education make clear its condemnation of hate, discrimination, and bias in our country in whatever forms they may occur. As NCME members, we work hard to help create methods and tools that policy makers, educators, and the public can use to identify how successfully our schools function for all student groups, and to identify and eliminate bias and unfairness in tests and test use. As educators, we deplore statements that endorse or excuse bigotry and reaffirm our commitment to fairness, inclusion, and respect for all.

The NCME Board of Directors

Call for Nominations—Editor, Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice (EM:IP)
The NCME Publications Committee is seeking nominations for Editor of Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice for issues to be published from 2019 to 2021 (Volumes 38–40).
Nominees should have appropriate experience reviewing manuscripts and publishing research on educational measurement. Self-nominations are welcome.Please send nominations to William Lorié, Chair, Publications Committee.

Nominations should explain how the individual is qualified to perform the duties of EM:IP editor and should be accompanied by the candidate’s Curriculum Vitae.

The deadline for nominations is September 22, 2017, with appointment expected at the end of December 2017. The appointed individual will shadow the current Editor throughout 2018, and transition into his or her role as Editor in January 2019.


Graduate Programs in Educational Measurement

NCME's list of graduate programs in educational measurement in the U.S. and Canada has been updated for 2017. Click here to view the list.

NCME 2017 Special Conference
Classroom Assessment and Large-Scale Psychometrics: The Twain Shall Meet
Sept. 12–14, 2017
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

The inaugural NCME 2017 Special Conference was a successful endeavor by the NCME Classroom Assessment Task Force and the Achievement and Assessment Institute at the University of Kansas.

The event attracted 267 U.S. and international attendees, and earned high marks for the diversity of attendees and perspectives presented, the informal, intimate atmosphere which facilitated discussion and networking, and the practical and applicable information on classroom and formative assessment.

Presentations from the event can be found here.

June 2017 Newsletter
The latest newsletter is out! Click here for a message from NCME President Randy Bennett, insights from Rich Shavelson, an interview with Harriet Romo, 2017 NCME awards, and more.

NCME Fundamentals of Classroom Assessment Video
In this video you will hear from two teachers who are experts in classroom assessment, and look into their classrooms. You will learn about the different forms of classroom assessment, some basics on how to assess in the classroom, and how to use classroom assessment to support student learning and motivation.

Written by Chad Gotch, Susan Brookhart, Brian French, Olusola Adesope
Video production by Milk Crate Media

Click here to view the video.

NCME Position Statement on Student Participation in State Assessment. 
Click here for more information.

Voluntary Standards Development Organizations Prevail In Copyright Litigation
A federal judge has found that Public.Resource.Org (Public Resource) infringed upon the copyright of educational standards developed by the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the American Psychological Association (APA) and the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME).  Click here for more information.


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Join anytime before the end of 2017, and your dues are paid through December 31, 2018. Join today and start benefitting from NCME immediately!

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NCME needs your help! Get involved by joining one of the NCME committee. Click here to learn more about the many program and award committees. Volunteer to join a committee on the Members Only Volunteer page. Help shape the future of NCME and enjoy collaborating with your colleagues.

Help the NCME Mission Fund Reach its Goal

The Mission Fund supports activities that reinforce NCME’s mission, vision, and goals. In 2015 it supported a workshop at the CCSSO National Conference on Student Assessment. In 2016 it supported partial fee reimbursements to graduate students who attended NCME training sessions. Please help NCME reach the fundraising goal of $50,000 by April 2017. For more information about the NCME Mission Fund, click here.

Website Highlights

Several features have been added to NCME's website to improve your user experience. NCME's site is now 'Powered by iMIS' enabling you to update your profile in real time; join or renew online; and find colleagues or resources with robust search tools.


The National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) is a professional organization for individuals involved in assessment, evaluation, testing, and other aspects of educational measurement.