The past year and a half did not take it easy on anyone. Each of us has been affected professionally and some of us personally by the pandemic, school closures, racism, a contested election and, for a brief moment, the prospect of civil war. Add to this uncommon brew the now common suspicion that standardized testing does less to expose inequality than it does to worsen it, and it is no surprise that many in our profession have spent the last 18 months in survival mode.Now as the end of this traumatic chapter of our history draws near, let’s seize this opportunity to reboot. Let’s give serious thought to who we are and how we came to be that way. From our founding thinkers to the new voices who will lead the next chapter of educational measurement, how are we showing up in 2021? We no longer need to worry about disrupting established practice; that’s already happened. Now we decide what’s next, and we do so with diversity and inclusivity as our animating goal.
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The proposal submission portal will open at the end of July. Proposals are due August 13, 2021.The Program Committee will consider proposals for five presentation formats:
New for 2022 ● No paper required ● Focused on instruments, apps, classroom lessons, and other novel tools ● Few restrictions on format
15-minute paper Presentations ● Research Blitz sessions ● 90-Minute Electronic Board sessions ● papers, chair, discussant are identified by NCME
90-minute sessions ● lecture style presentations on a common theme ● papers, chair, discussant are identified by proposers
planned debate ● topics with broad appeal ● close alignment with conference theme ● flexible formats ● limited slots available
Scheduled pre-conference ● half-day or full-day format ● close alignment with NCME mission and conference theme
Additional meeting opportunities include:
For more information about the proposal submission guidelines, review criteria, or general conference rules, please see the links on the right.
National Council on Measurement in Education