2023 Meeting - Chicago, IL
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
April 12-15, 2023
We are pleased to announce that the 2023 National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) Annual Meeting will take place April 12-15, with April 12 as the in-person training day. There will also be virtual training sessions and presentations from March 28-30, 2023.
Theme: Leveraging Measurement for Better Decisions
We do measurement for a reason, and we believe that reason is to collect data to inform decisions. Decisions that consider data from good measurement practices are better decisions than those that do not. Many aspects of measurement are under attack right now. Some criticisms seem justified; some do not. We do need to improve our processes and tools. But we also need to be advocates for the appropriate use and application of the tools of our profession. We can make using measurement and assessment data ‘cool’ again. And we should. How can we do this? By making improvements in our processes and products, by communicating more effectively how data can be a force for good, by ensuring our use of data is a force for good, by being more collaborative both within and outside NCME, and by continuing to challenge, prod, encourage, question and listen to each other.
Program Chairs: Dongmei Li, Wei Tao, and Alexis Oakley
Training & Professional Development Chairs: Qing Yi, Nathan Wall, and Alfonso Martinez
To contact chairs, please email NCMEProgramChairs@talley.com.
Registration is now open!
National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) will be hosting our 2023 Annual Meeting in conjunction with the 2023 AERA Annual Meeting. AERA is providing registration and housing support to registrants for the NCME Annual Meeting. AERA and NCME member and non-member registrants can register for both meetings separately or jointly.
For questions about your registration, contact the AERA Annual Meeting Registration team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (202) 238-3200, option 3 to talk to a registration team member.
Members: Please allow one (1) week after renewing your membership to register for the Annual Meeting. The membership database is manually updated every week.
Early bird registration ends
March 10, 2023. **Early Bird registration has been extended to March 15, 2023.**
Speakers: Due to constraints of the virtual platform, we request all speakers register for the NCME Annual Meeting by March 15, 2023. This includes all paper presenters, panelists, training session presenters, moderators, discussants, chairs, etc.
Cancellation Policy: Registration fees and/or Professional Development course fees will be refunded, less a $25 service charge, if a written request is received at the Registration Bureau by March 15, 2023. Written requests can be e-mailed to email@example.com or call at (202) 238-3200, option 3 to talk to a registration team member. NCME regrets that refunds for registration and Professional Development courses will not be made after March 10, 2023. It is the policy that registration is not transferable. For questions, contact the AERA Annual Meeting Registration team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (202) 238-3200, option 3 to talk to a registration team member.
HOUSING & TRAVEL
Registration must be completed before access to the housing portal can be obtained. The NCME Annual Meeting will be held at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
All reservations, changes, and cancellations must be made through the AERA Housing Bureau by March 23, 2023. Reservations cancelled within 72 hours of arrival will forfeit all deposits or be charged applicable cancellation fees.
Check out this list of things to do while you visit Chicago.
HEALTH & SAFETY
All attendees must have UP TO DATE VACCINATION with at least one booster to attend in person. Negative COVID testing will not be accepted. If you do not meet the vaccination requirement, we would welcome your attendance during the virtual program on March 28-30th. Mask wearing during the in person meeting is encouraged, but not required, in common areas. We expect attendees will be unmasked while eating or drinking. Mutual respect and health and safety remain priority goals. Please see this link for the current information from AERA, whose policies NCME is following.
NCME GIVES BACK
A message from NCME President, Deborah Harris:
This year in conjunction with the NCME Annual Meeting, we are asking NCME members and attendees to consider supporting Bernie's Book Bank through a monetary donation.
I am the posterchild for ‘it’s not hoarding if it’s books’. I grew up in a family with two first-generation parents who both read aloud to us. Books feature prominently on any family gift lists. Visits with my sister typically involve bookstore excursions. Local book drives and library sales can count me in.
I believe reading and owning one’s own books are especially important for children and young adults. In addition to the obvious benefits of reading in terms of education, books opened new worlds for me and exposed me to things I didn’t have access to in the town where I grew up. I would like all kids to have that opportunity. Bernie’s Book Bank sources, processes, and distributes quality new and gently used children’s books to significantly increase book ownership among under-served infants, toddlers and school-age children throughout Chicagoland. I encourage you to visit their website, https://www.berniesbookbank.org/
, to learn more about this organization.
When you donate to Bernie’s Book Bank, you give children so much more than reading materials. You are providing the opportunity for children to reimagine the world, see themselves in print and pictures, uncover new skills, and enjoy the gift of imagination and hope.
Please consider joining me on behalf of NCME’s ‘giving back’ initiative and the kids in the Chicagoland area by donating to Bernie’s Book Bank from now through the conclusion of the Annual Meeting.