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Classroom Assessment Task Force seeking proposals for location to host 2019 Special Conference on Classroom Assessment 2017 and 2018 Conferences will be held at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Click here for the RFP. Submit by April 6 to

Educational Measurement, 5th Edition
The NCME Board of Directors has selected Linda Cook and Mary Pitoniak to be the co-editors of Educational Measurement, 5th Edition. Educational Measurement has been the bible in our field since the first edition was published by ACE in 1951. The 4th Edition was published in 2006.

NCME and GW GSEHD Hold Successful 2018 Policy Seminar
On February 8, NCME and the George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GW GSEHD) welcomed former U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr (President & CEO, The Education Trust) and Discussant Michael Feuer (Dean, GW GSEHD) for an engaging presentation on Improvements and Challenges under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The event attracted over 80 attendees. The NCME Board of Directors is enthusiastic about continuing these type of assessment and education policy discussions in the future.

Click here for a recap from GW Today.

Follow the links below to access the full video recordings of the session.

ESSA, assessment, and equity in education.

Event Q and A with John B. King, Jr. and Dean Michael Feuer.

Note: Once the video has launched, you can enter full screen mode to get rid of the Facebook message at the bottom of the page by clicking on the arrows at the bottom right of the video.

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

NCME Assessment Literacy Initiative
NCME believes that improving assessment literacy of the general public, educators, and policy makers will benefit education broadly. To this end the NCME Standards and Test Use Committee has been tasked with
(1) identifying existing publically accessible materials (videos, booklets, podcasts, etc.) on assessment literacy,
(2) identifying member reviewers who will rate the materials against a rubric that the committee developed and the Board approved,
(3) coordinating the review of these materials, and
(4) for accepted content, getting explicit permission to link to those materials from the NCME website.

These materials might address topics including but not limited to: the use of test data, measurement of growth, administration of classroom assessments, value added models, use of rubrics, and grading.

The committee is ready to start with steps one and two and requires the assistance of NCME members to do this.

• If you know of any such materials that you think NCME should consider, please send Neal Kingston ( the URL where the materials can be accessed and any contact information you might have regarding the organization or person who owns the rights to the materials.

• If you are interested in serving the profession by being a reviewer please provide Neal Kingston ( with your contact information.

NCME Membership in IAEA
NCME is an institutional member of IAEA. All NCME members are eligible for the discounted IAEA member rate at the IAEA Assessment & Big Data Conference to be held September 9 - 14 at Oxford University. The call for papers is still open. Click here for information.

Call for Discussants for Graduate Student Sessions at the NCME Annual Meeting
The NCME Graduate Student Issues Committee is looking for volunteers to serve as discussants for the NCME graduate student session at the upcoming NCME Annual meeting. For more information and to volunteer, visit the Graduate Student Issues page.

December 2017 Newsletter
Click here for the current newsletter.

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 Second Annual Special Conference on Classroom Assessment
October 8-9, 2018
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Call for abstracts opens summer, 2018.

Presentations from the 2017 Conference can be found here.

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.

NCME 2018 Annual Meeting

April 12 – 16
The Westin New York at Times Square
New York, NY

Program now available! Click here to view the NCME program of pre-conference training sessions and presentations.
Be sure to register for NCME events:
• Yoga and Fun Run/Walk
• Awards Breakfast (Sunday)
• Pre-Conference Training Sessions

Click here for hotel more information and to register.

NCMEntoring Program

This program aims to support the transition of graduate student members and recent graduate members from their graduate programs to professional careers. If you are a member attending the NCME Annual Meeting, and interested in providing guidance as a mentor, or learning from colleagues as a mentee, sign up by March 23. Click here for complete details.


Join the organization dedicated to individuals involved in assessment, evaluation, testing, and other aspects of educational measurement.

Congratulations new NCME Directors

Thank you to everyone who participated in NCME elections. Thank you also to everyone who volunteered to run for a position. Congratulations to newly elected members of the NCME Board, who will start their terms during the Annual Meeting in April.
• Vice President - Stephen G. Sireci, University of Massachusetts Amherst
• LEA Debbie Durrence, Gwinnett County Public Schools
• Board Member at Large Andrew Ho, Harvard Graduate School of Education

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. For more information about the NCME Mission Fund, click here.


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.