NCME 2019



Communicating with the Public about Educational Measurement



The theme of the 2019 NCME conference is “Communicating with the Public about Educational Measurement.” In the context of the theme, the “public” includes many audiences- voters, parents, educators, policymakers, journalists, and students of all ages.

Ways of communicating directly with students are of particular interest. The “communications” theme encompasses two strands.

One is technical in nature: We need to continue to work on developing creative and effective ways to communicate test results in a comprehensible way.  This includes communicating clearly about measurement error—an ongoing challenge. Improvements in both verbal and visual means of communication, possibly including dynamic displays, are included.

The other involves engaging in a straightforward and honest way about the role of testing in society, recognizing that it has not always been a positive one. Acknowledging the pluses and minuses of testing can lead us to produce better, fairer tests, while increasing our credibility in the eyes of the public.   


Dates and deadlines

  • Call for Proposals Opens late June, 2018
  • Deadline for Proposals - August 1, 2018
  • Notification Date - November 15, 2018
  • Registration Opens - December, 2018



Toronto, Ontario; Canada