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Center for Evaluation and Educational Leadership (CEEL)

AAI Announces the Center for Evaluation and Educational Leadership (CEEL)

AAI has announced the Center for Evaluation and Educational Leadership (CEEL), whose mission is to support district- and building-level leaders to lead, organize and implement the most effective and equitable learning environments for PreK-12 students.
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AAI Announces Recipients for Arts & Humanities Grant

The Achievement & Assessment Institute has announced the recipients of this year’s Arts & Humanities Grant. Ash Wilson, director of the Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity at KU, and David Mai, assistant teaching professor in the Department of Film & Media Studies, were awarded…
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AAI's Center for Montessori Research Houses Large Online Montessori Research Bibliography

Scholars and researchers investigating the Montessori model of education now have a robust tool to aid their efforts. Housed at the Center for Montessori Research (CMR), a center within the University of Kansas Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI), the Montessori Bibliography Online makes…
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Researcher Jade Caines Lee Joins Achievement & Assessment Institute

AAI is excited to announce researcher and education professor Jade Caines Lee will be joining the institute as an Assistant Research Professor. Lee will be primarily positioned within AAI’s Center for Montessori Research (CMR), but, due to her considerable expertise and experience in assessment,…