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AAI in the News

AAI Announces Recipient of 2023 Arts & Humanities Grant

The Achievement & Assessment Institute at the University of Kansas has awarded the 2023 AAI Art & Humanities Grant to Giselle Anatol, interim director of the Hall Center for the Humanities and professor of English, for the project “Imagining Our Futures” Storytelling Game & Art Sessions…

How ATS' Kite Suite Facilitates Educational Assessment In Kansas and Beyond

The Kite Suite is an online software as a service assessment product suite developed by the University of Kansas’ Assessment & Technology Solutions (ATS) under the Achievement and Assessment Institute. Used by the Kansas Department of Education and other educational agencies in school districts…

AAI Announces the Center for Reimagining Education (CRE)

The Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) has announced the new Center for Reimagining Education (CRE), whose mission is to accelerate the pace of change in schools and districts. CRE will pursue its goals by leveraging technology and data and bringing together diverse teams of people to…

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.