Current News

This page lists NCME news and announcements, posts from related organizations, and measurement news in general. It also includes the most recent message from NCME's president. If you have news to share with other NCME members, send information to the website content editor.

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 on the file in the download section 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... 

Geneva Haertel

NCME member Geneva Haertel, Ph.D., died on August 31 at age 69. More...

First Two Volumes Published in the NCME Book Series

The Editorial Board of the NCME APPLICATIONS OF EDUCATIONAL MEASUREMENT AND ASSESSMENT BOOK SERIES is pleased to announce publication of the first two volumes: Technology and Testing—Improving Educational and Psychological Measurement, edited by Fritz Drasgow, and Meeting the Challenges to Measurement in an Era of Accountability, edited by Henry Braun. More…

Clauser Named NCME Book Series Editorial Board Chair

Dr. Brian E. Clauser has been appointed as Chair of the Editorial Board for the NCME APPLICATIONS OF EDUCATIONAL MEASUREMENT AND ASSESSMENT BOOK SERIES.  Dr. Clauser begins his term in April 2016, following Dr. Michael J. Kolen who has served in this capacity since April 2011.  More…

Engelhard and Templin Named JEM Editors

NCME has appointed Dr. George Engelhard, Jr. and Dr. Jonathan Templin as Editors for the Journal of Educational Measurement for issues to be published from 2017-2019 (Volumes 54-56).  Dr. Engelhard and Dr. Templin will be following current JEM Editor Dr. Jimmy de la Torre who completes his term in December 2016.  More…

Rupp Named ITEMS Editor

NCME has appointed Dr. André A. Rupp as the incoming Editor for Instructional Topics in Educational Measurement Series for the editorial term effective November 2016 through October 2019. Dr. Rupp will be following current ITEMS Editor Dr. Holmes Finch, who completes his term in October 2016.

From The President

Click here  to read the January 2016 NCME President's Message.

Robert L. Linn (1938-2015)

NCME Past President Robert L. Linn passed away on the morning of December 8, 2015.  More...

AERA Issues VAM Statement

AERA has issued a policy statement about the scientific and technical limitations of value-added models (VAM) for evaluating educators and programs that prepare teachers. More...

NCME Renewal Time & Elections Underway 

NCME Members recently received e-mail messages announcing 2016 renewals and the election of new officers. If you are a member and did NOT see these messages, please check your Spam/Junk folders or contact the office at 215-461-NCME (6263). Please note that the election closes on Friday, January 15, 2016. Thank you for voting, and for renewing!

Everson Named New EM:IP Editor Starting in 2016 

NCME recently appointed Dr. Howard Everson as the incoming Editor for EM:IP. Dr. Everson will be assuming EM:IP editorship for the 2016-2018 term (volumes 35-37). Dr. Everson follows current EM:IP Editor Dr. Derek Briggs, who completes his term in December 2015. 

NCME Central Office Move

NCME has officially moved our headquarters to Philadelphia. We are delighted to be supported by Fernley & Fernley, the nation’s first association management company. More...