National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) Call for Proposals for 2018 Annual Meeting

National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) Call for Proposals for 2018 Annual Meeting

Call Status

FYI Only

Deadline for Participation

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 (All day)


The National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME)

Proposals Due August 1, 2017


The National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) is accepting proposals for the 2018 annual meeting in New York City. The NCME annual meeting is co-located with the AERA annual meeting and highlights cutting-edge research on measurement in education. Within NCME, the Committee on Diversity Issues in Testing is seeking applications for coordinated sessions that address diversity issues, broadly defined, for special designation in the NCME program. If your research relates to educational measurement, please consider submitting a proposal to NCME.

You can find the Coordinated Session proposal application by following

The Call for Proposal Information has been pasted below for your convenience.

Call for Proposal Information

Specific Guidelines: Proposals for coordinated sessions must identify all contributors— author and presenter names should be included, not blinded. Proposals must consist of (a) a title for the session of no more than 12 words, (b) an abstract of no more than 200 words (for inclusion in the final program), (c) a summary of the coordinated session (in addition to the abstract) of no more than 1600 words, and (d) references, tables, and figures as appropriate. The Program Committee will reject proposals whose titles, abstracts, or summaries exceed the word limits—references, tables, and figures do not count toward the word limits. Organizers may use the 1600 words however they wish, for example, a conventional 4-paper symposium may have a 400-word introduction with four 300-word paper descriptions. Alternative formats should be clearly motivated and clearly described. The Program Committee will evaluate the contribution of these sessions against the contribution of more traditional coordinated paper sessions. Proposals should also identify a discussant/moderator where appropriate.

Nominate your coordinated session to be the NCME Diversity Issues in Testing Invited Session. The NCME Committee on Diversity Issues in Testing (CODIT) announces a new opportunity for all organizers of and participants in coordinated sessions. We encourage any coordinated session that addresses or reflects diversity issues in testing, broadly conceived, to nominate their session by selecting the "I would like this session to be considered for the NCME Diversity Issues in Testing Invited Session" option during the regular submission process.  All such sessions will be reviewed and selected under standard procedures regardless of nomination status. However, nominated sessions will also be reviewed by the CODIT for distinction as the NCME Diversity Issues in Testing Invited Session, with prominent placement in the program. The NCME CODIT and the NCME Board hope that this encourages session proposals to incorporate and consider issues of diversity as they develop and present their research topics and findings.

Please contact the Chair of the CODIT, Lietta (Lee) Scott ( with questions about this opportunity!

For technical questions related to the submission system, please click the Support link located near the top left of your screen and next to the dashboard button.

For substantive questions, please refer to the 2018 Call for Proposals (PDF)

If you have any further questions related to your submission, please contact April Zenisky and Charlie DePascale, Co-chairs, Annual Meeting Program Committee (

All proposals must be submitted by 11:59 PDT August 1, 2017.