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Education Week Blog, starting March 17, 2014

Madhabi Chatterji, AERI's director, and James Harvey of the National Superintendents Roundtable, are co-facilitating a 10-week blog titled, “Assessing the Assessments: K-12 Measurement and Accountability in the 21st century”, which featured debate and dialogue among measurement and policy scholars in education, school district superintendents and a teacher of the year awardee. The blog was originally posted on Education Week's web site.
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"Conversations on Validity", 2012-13

The first publications from our 2012 inaugural conference and institute are out. If you haven’t seen these works yet, please take a look: Validity and Test Use and TCR Vol. 115 (9). For the first AERI-NEPC policy briefs, visit: QAE Vol. 22 (1).

Testing Then and Now

You may not want to miss the videos of sessions, a photo gallery, and details of AERI’s second conference program, held on 12/9/13. Once again, our stellar speakers attracted over 300 registrants. The event was a part of TC’s 125th years anniversary celebration.
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Initially established under the Campaign for Educational Equity at Teachers College (TC) in 2006, the founding co-directors of AERI were Madhabi Chatterji and Professor Edmund W. Gordon, who undertook evaluation efforts of two comprehensive education programs, respectively: The Chemung County School Readiness Project and the Harlem Children's Zone.  
AERI's work continued through sponsored research or technical service projects prioritized by the College's leadership or partners in and outside TC and Columbia University.  Between 2006 and 2010, funders of AERI projects included the Community Foundation of Elmira, Corning and Finger Lakes area; the Global Education and Leadership Foundation, India; the Stemmler Group of the National Board of Medical Examiners; and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In 2008, AERI was moved under the Department of Organization and Leadership at TC, where it is currently housed.