Meeting Theme

Annual Meeting

Meeting Theme

The theme of the 2023 NCME Annual Meeting is Leveraging Measurement for Better Decisions. We do measurement to inform decisions. Decisions that consider data from good measurement practices are better decisions than those that do not. Many aspects of measurement are under attack right now. Some criticisms seem justified; some do not. We do need to improve our processes and tools. But we also need to be advocates for the appropriate use and application of the tools of our profession. We can make using measurement and assessment data ‘cool’ again. And we should. How can we do this? By making improvements in our processes and products, by communicating more effectively how data can be a force for good, by ensuring our use of data is a force for good, by being more collaborative both within and outside NCME, and by continuing to challenge, prod, encourage, question, and listen to each other.

In recognition of this theme, the Program Committee seeks a broad range of proposals for inclusion on the 2023 Annual Meeting program. Additionally, topics below are of particular interest:

    • Pros and cons of test optional/test blind policies
    • Innovative communication of test results
    • Effective uses of test data for better decisions
    • Insights and concrete solutions in measurement in response to challenges in education (e.g., COVID-19, social justice, fairness, etc.)

To promote conversations among participants, the 2023 program continues with traditional presentation formats and new initiatives from recent years (i.e., Research Blitz and Innovation Demonstrations) with the following additions:

    1. We added clustered eBoard sessions where poster presenters can better interact with each other and with the audience.
    2. We encourage peer reviews among papers within a session, whether the session has a formal discussant or not.

Note that the Annual Meeting theme is not intended to limit the scope of submissions and you can find an extensive list of possible topics in the Review Process and Criteria section of the Call.