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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,…
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AAI Announces the Center for Positive Youth Development

The Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) is excited to announce its latest center, the Center for Positive Youth Development. Led by director David Hansen, an Associate Professor of Education Psychology in the School of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Kansas, the Center…
In an Overview of Data Equity Framework Webinar, participants will gain an understanding of the experiences and tools it takes to overcome equity challenges in data. Overview of Data Equity Framework Webinar will be held virtually on May 19, 2022 from 2:00-3:30pm CT.

Antiracism in Data Management from AAI's Center for Educational Opportunity Programs

AAI's Center for Educational Opportunity Programs is starting a new initiative, Antiracism in Data Management. This will provide learning opportunities and resources for researchers and evaluators who utilize large datasets to evaluate and serve racially marginalized populations across the country.