Annual Meeting

2022 Annual Meeting - San Diego, CA

April 21-24, 2022

Conference Theme:
Turn the Page – The Next Chapter for Educational Measurement

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. 

Please check back periodically — additional information will be added as it is available.

Submit a Proposal to the 2022 Annual Meeting

The NCME 2022 AllAcademic proposal submission portal can be accessed here:

We are inviting volunteers to review proposals in advance of the conference and to serve as session chairs and discussants during the conference. You can volunteer by logging into the NCME 2022 AllAcademic site and selecting “Volunteer to be a Discussant, Chair, and/or Reviewer."

Proposals are due August 20, 2021.

The Program Committee will consider proposals for five presentation formats:

Format Brief Description
1. Demonstrations

New for 2022 ● No paper required ● Focused on instruments, apps, classroom  lessons, and other novel tools ● Few restrictions on format

2. Individual paper presentations

15-minute paper Presentations ● Research Blitz sessions ● 90-Minute Electronic Board sessions ● papers, chair, discussant are identified by NCME

3. Coordinated paper sessions

90-minute sessions ● lecture style presentations  on a common theme ● papers, chair, discussant are identified by proposers

4. Organized discussions

planned debate ● topics with broad appeal ● close alignment with conference theme ● flexible formats ● limited slots available

5. Training sessions

Scheduled pre-conference ● half-day or full-day format ● close alignment with NCME mission and conference theme

Additional meeting opportunities include:

  • The Graduate Student Issues Committee Research Session — a session for Graduate student research that follows the individual presentation format and guidelines, and
  • The Diversity Issues in Testing Invited Session — all organizers of and participants in coordinated sessions and organized discussions can nominate a session to be the NCME Diversity Issues in Testing Invited Session.

For more information about the proposal submission guidelines, review criteria, or general conference rules, please see the links on the right.

NCME Membership about 2022 conference plans