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AAI in the News

AAI Speaker Series With Howard Wainer

The Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) is pleased to relaunch the AAI Speaker Series, featuring noted individuals in the fields of assessment, statistics, education, and more. Presenters will offer talks appealing to many disciplines of study, with events occurring on the University of…

AAI Announces the Center for Research Methods Consultation (CRMC)

The Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) has announced the new Center for Research Methods Consultation (CRMC). The center’s mission is to provide research methodological consultation and support services for faculty, staff and students at the University of Kansas and beyond. The center…

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.

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…