Graduate Students

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One of NCME’s explicit goals is to “promote awareness of measurement in education as a field of study and work, to encourage entry into the field and interdisciplinary collaboration.” To that end, the NCME website provides several resources that will be helpful to both beginning and advanced graduate students, or if you have just begun graduate study or are ready to begin searching for your first professional position.

Stay connected with other graduate students (and recent graduates) on Facebook. Find students with similar interests to collaborate with, ask for advice on applying to internships, or just keep up to date with the latest news for NCME graduate students.

NCME Graduate Student Newsletters

Read the latest NCME Graduate Student Newsletter or get caught up on past issues! The NCME Newsletter is also a good place for graduate students to find out information about things like attending the annual meeting. 

Student Opportunities in Educational Measurement

NCME provides information for students at all phases of their learning. An individual exploring academic programs in educational measurement should review the list of graduate training programs in Measurement in the U.S. and Canada. It provides a summary of the training and education offered by a variety of graduate programs. A student already engaged in an academic program may want to apply for one of the many internships described in this list of internship opportunities. These internships allow students to go beyond the classroom and conduct practical research with a mentor from a testing company or research agency. Finally, a student nearing graduation may stay abreast on the latest job opportunities by searching the career center.

If you are wondering how and when to apply to an internship, the Graduate Student Issues Committee has compiled a list of links, tips, and guidelines for identifying opportunities, constructing a CV and cover letter, and interviewing, and the considerations that go into deciding whether to accept an offer.

Annual Meeting Advice

Going to the NCME Annual Meeting for the first time can be an overwhelming experience for some graduate students. Each year, the March Newsletter published before the Annual Meeting has advice for graduate students attending the meeting:

NCME Pipeline Initiative

NCME is proud to announce the availability of up to seven Travel Scholarships of up to $1,500 each for doctoral students from underrepresented minoritized groups to present papers at the 2020 NCME Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

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NCME Committees with Graduate Student Openings
Each NCME committee has a graduate student member. The positions on these committees are voluntary, allowing graduate students to play an active role in the NCME community. 

Open Opportunities

  • Susan Rowe (2018), offered tips for navigating, and not being overwhelmed by, the Annual Meeting.
  • Masha Bertling (2017), examines the consequences of measuring student performance based on growth versus proficiency.
  • Jonathan D. Rollins III (2015), wrote about the alignment between expectations and experience in relation to attending the NCME annual meeting.
  • Diane Talley (2014), wrote a piece on considerations for preparing a proposal to submit to the annual conference.
  • Melinda Montgomery (2013), provided a summary of strategies for managing potential complications that may arise through both poster presentations and paper presentations.
  • Jerome Clauser (2012), described how to give an effective conference presentation, beginning with the planning stages.
  • Dubravka Svetina (2010), offers suggestions for getting the most out of your first trip to the Annual Meeting
  • Carol Barry (2009), talks about taking advantage of networking opportunities and training sessions (see right for Newsletters)