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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.

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Follow NCME on Twitter

NCME has joined the Twittersphere; our handle is @NCME38. Be sure to tweet at this year's meeting, using the hashtag #NCME17. For the history buffs, "38" refers to the year of NCME's founding, 1938.

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.

Call for Nominations—Editor, NCME Newsletter

The NCME Publications Committee is soliciting nominations for Editor of the NCME Newsletter or issues to be published from 2018-2020 (Volumes 26-28). The Editor appointment is for a three-year term beginning January 2018 through December 2020.

The Newsletter (quarterly) publishes announcements and brief descriptions of current activities of interest to the membership, including significant publications, upcoming meetings, and NCME Board and committee activities. The Newsletter also provides NCME members with timely information about current events in measurement practice and research.

Major responsibilities of the Editor:

  • Appoint Newsletter Advisory Board members.
  • Select and mentor a graduate student columnist each year.
  • Plan content for each issue, including regular columns and feature articles.
  • Solicit, collect, review, and edit content for the Newsletter.
    • Includes evaluating submissions for timeliness, accuracy, interest level, and importance to the NCME membership.
  • Format the Newsletter for electronic publication.
  • Communicate with the President, the Board, and committee chairs to identify and summarize newsworthy association activities.

Nominations should explain how the individual is qualified to perform the duties of the NCME Newsletter Editor and include the candidate’s Curriculum Vitae. Self-nominations are welcome. Please send nominations to Rose McCallin, Chair, Publications Committee (

The Publications Committee will screen recommendations and offer a slate to the President and NCME Board of Directors, which will make the appointment in late spring of 2017. The appointed individual will transition into the Editor role beginning July 2017.

The deadline for nominations is April 10, 2017.

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.

Call for Proposals: NCME 2017 Special Conference on Classroom Assessment and Large-Scale Psychometrics

From September 12-14, 2017, NCME will host a conference on the confluence of classroom assessment and large-scale psychometrics and related disciplines. More...


Get Involved

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.