NCME 2017 Special Conference

Classroom Assessment and Large-Scale Psychometrics: The Twain Shall Meet

Sept. 12–14, 2017  •  University of Kansas  •  Lawrence, Kan.

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From September 12–14, 2017, the National Council for Measurement in Education (NCME) will host a conference on the confluence of classroom assessment and large-scale psychometrics and related disciplines. Historically, different assessment perspectives regarding classroom assessment have operated in isolation. The purpose of this conference is to bring together the many voices and perspectives of experts and practitioners of assessment in order to improve student learning.

The conference will feature a variety of sessions centered around topics ranging from accessibility and equity to various uses of assessment and approaches to data gathering, analysis, and reporting methods.

Proposal Window Closed

The window for submitting session proposals for the 2017 NCME special conference closed Friday, June 9. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by June 30.

Proposals will be judged by a panel of reviewers who consider the extent to which the following considerations are met.

  • Focus is on the use of classroom assessment to improve student learning
  • Participants will provide evidence supporting their positions
  • A diverse set of professional discipline perspectives is provided, especially those of classroom teachers

Any questions about submissions can be sent to


The NCME 2017 Special Conference is made possible by the generous donations of our sponsors. Sponsors are provided the opportunity to advertise their organizations at the conference in exchange for their donations. Learn how to become a conference sponsor.

Sept. 12, 4:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Conference registration DoubleTree by Hilton hotel
Sept. 12, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Opening reception DoubleTree by Hilton hotel
Sept. 13, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Conference day one KU Memorial Union, Univ. of Kansas
Sept. 14, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Conference day two KU Memorial Union, Univ. of Kansas

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