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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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The mission of AERI is to promote meaningful use of assessment and evaluation information in practice and policy contexts, internationally and across disciplines, with education as our primary field of study.

Through its four activity strands--conferences and forums, institutes, sponsored research and evaluation projects, and publications/policy briefs--AERI strives to:

  • Create new knowledge in relevant assessment and evaluation areas
  • Make assessment and evaluation information meaningful and user-accessible
  • Disseminate knowledge in critical assessment and evaluation topics to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Build organizational capacity in assessment and evaluation areas in the U.S. and overseas.

Our work is guided by a philosophy of collaborative learning, stakeholder-orientation, and the use of participatory approaches in providing technical support/services in assessment and evaluation.