Prospective Students

Receive Three Quarterly Publications

The Journal of Educational Measurement (JEM) publishes articles on technical and theoretical developments in measurement and improvements in the application of measurement methods in educational and other community settings.

Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice (EM:IP), aimed at practitioners and users of tests, publishes articles intended to promote a better understanding of educational measurement and to encourage reasoned debate on current issues of practical importance to educators and the public.

The NCME Newsletter contains announcements and news about current events pertinent to research and practice in educational measurement and also provides NCME members with information about the activities of the NCME Board and committees. Specifically, the section of “Graduate Student Corner” provides valuable information to student members for academic and career development.

Teach Yourself the Latest Measurement Skills

NCME prepares the Instructional Topics in Educational Measurement Series (ITEMS) for educational measurement teachers, program designers and evaluators, and classroom teachers. These materials include references for additional reading and are published regularly in Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice. These materials are good resources for student members to gain the needed expertise and knowledge around various measurement topics and instructional materials that individuals can use in their future teaching.

Join a Committee and Gain Valuable Service Experience

NCME has an extensive committee structure that reflects the interests and activities of Membership and allows for greater visibility and networking opportunities. Contact one of the members of the Graduate Student Issues Committee to learn more.

Present Your Research and Network at the NCME Annual Meeting

NCME meets annually, which offers members opportunities to expand their knowledge and skills as well as to share their expertise in a convivial atmosphere. Training programs on specific topics, such as classroom testing, are offered during the annual meetings and provide practical information for application in both work and research settings. Graduate students are encouraged to present their work in a Graduate Student Poster Session, meet new colleagues at receptions and the annual NCME Breakfast, apply for internships and jobs through the Career Center, and definitely attend the training sessions sponsored by Graduate Student Issues Committee. The training sessions address topics of special interest to graduate students (e.g., completing the dissertation, finding a job, getting published) and on broader topics on practical information for application in both work and research settings (e.g., classroom testing, cutting-edge software).

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Membership FAQs

How do I become a student member?

Is membership restricted to full-time students only? Are there any criteria for eligibility for student membership?

  • No. As long as you are currently enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program as a student, either full-time or part-time, you are eligible to be a student member.

How much does student membership cost?

  • $45 per year, for membership from January 1st to December 31st.
  • Beginning June 2020, Graduate Student Members can join or renew at NO COST.  To take advantage of this offer, you will have to have a faculty member, who also needs to be an NCME member, sponsor you. The faculty member needs to write a short note on your behalf, including your name, year in graduate school, full time or part time, contact info, and send it to our management company so you can get the free membership for 2020. The faculty member can email the short note to
    For those who have renewed but would still like to take advantage of the free graduate student membership offer for 2020, you can also have a faculty member write a short note to NCME, with the above information. We will grant you a free graduate student membership for 2021, provided you will still be in school next year.


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