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Michigan and National Organizations

American Educational Research Association (AERA)
AERA, a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.

American Institutes for Research (AIR)

AIR is one of the world's largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life.

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
This is a very informative web site for all things educational.

Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards & Student Testing (CRESST)

This site focuses on CRESST programs and research programs.

Council for Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)

This is the web site for information on programs and resources from the Chief State School Officers. 

Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)

The EEF is an independent grant-making charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement, ensuring that children from all backgrounds can fulfill their potential and make the most of their talents. The site publicly reports all the results of their independent evaluations and including them in their Teaching and Learning Toolkit so that schools have the best possible evidence on which to base their own professional judgements - and they will then scale up those interventions shown to be most effective.


The National Center for Fair and Open Testing, is a national organization focusing on the abuses of standardized testing and assessment reform.

Michigan Assessment Consortium (MAC)

MAC is a professional association of educators who believe quality education depends on accurate, balanced, and meaningful assessment. The mission of the MAC is to improve student learning and achievement through a system of coherent curriculum, balanced assessment, and effective instruction.

Michigan Educational Research Association (MERA)

The mission of The Michigan  Educational Research Association is to promote accurate, high quality,  appropriate and ethical use of research, assessment, and evaluation practices  that improve teaching and learning in education.

National Assessment Governing Board

The National Assessment Governing (NAGB) sets policies for the National Assessment of Educational Progress. 

National Association of Assessment Directors (NAAD)

Primarily the information is about the organization itself, but there are numerous links, including the following topic areas: - General K-12 Assessment Resources; - Curriculum Standards; - ERIC Systems Resources; - Regional Educational Laboratory Network; - US Government Resources; - Prof Orgs. Related to Assessment & Evaluation; - Grant Seekers Information Available on the Internet. Includes links to online assessment and evaluation resources.

National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME)

The National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) is a professional organization for individuals involved in assessment, evaluation, testing, and other aspects of educational measurement. Members are involved in the construction and use of standardized tests; new forms of assessment, including performance-based assessment; program design; and program evaluation.