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The Achievement & Assessment Institute

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Celebrating 10 Years of AAI

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AAI in the News

Antiracism in Data Management Project Marks Successful Second Year Advancing Racial Equity in Research

The Antiracism in Data Management project, a project featuring virtual sessions that tackle antiracism practices for local and national research and evaluation communities, is wrapping up its second successful year with a final session in November. 

How AAI's Center for Public Partnerships & Research Draws On "Futures Thinking" in their Work

When you prepare for the future, how far ahead do you look? Is it five years? 10? What about 20 or 50 or even 100? It might seem impossible to plan for a time so far away, but that’s exactly what AAI's Center for Public Partnerships and Research (CPPR) does.

New AAI Center to Focus on the Intersection of Technology, Education

The Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) at the University of Kansas has announced a new center, Flexible Learning through Innovations in Technology & Education (FLITE), whose mission is to provide an integrated structure for emerging technologies aligned with student and teaching…

Center for Montessori for Research (CMR) Becomes the Center for Learner Agency Research and Action 

The University of Kansas Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) Center for Montessori for Research (CMR) will become the Center for Learner Agency Research and Action (CLARA). The name change highlights the center’s embrace of learner agency in diverse educational environments. Over the…