The National Council on Measurement in Education is a community of measurement scientists and practitioners who work together to advance theory and applications of educational measurement to benefit society.

Who We Are

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. Members are involved in the construction and use of standardized tests; new forms of assessment, including performance-based assessment; program design; and program evaluation.

NCME members include university faculty; test developers; state and federal testing and research directors; professional evaluators; testing specialists in business, industry, education, community programs, and other professions; licensure, certification, and credentialing professionals; graduate students from educational, psychological, and other measurement programs; and others involved in testing issues and practices.

During the past 20 years, the NCME membership has become more diverse, broadening the scope of the organization's vision. Service to communities and ensuring that assessment is fair and equitable for all students have become essential elements of NCME's mission and purposes.


1. Advance the science and scholarship of educational measurement.
2. Promote knowledge, understanding, and implementation of best practices in educational measurement.
3. Increase and Strengthen NCME's partnerships to improve assessment policy and practice.
4. Create and maintain a vibrant, diverse, and inclusive community of measurement practitioners and researchers.
5. Provide members with a strong professional identity and intellectual home.

*Adopted by the NCME Board of Directors, April 17, 2020