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Dr. Felice J. Levine to Step Down as AERA Executive Director in June 2025
AERA President Janelle T. Scott and Executive Director Felice J. Levine issued the following joint letter on June 18, 2024.

Members of the Joint Committee for the Revision of the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing Named
The sponsoring organizations of the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, together with the members of the Standards Management Committee and the Co-Chairs of the Joint Committee for the Revision of the Standards, are pleased to announce the appointment of the members of the Joint Committee.


New AERA Book Compares Global Educational Inequality
A new book from AERA compares how well city school systems around the world are preparing young people, particularly poor and minority students, with the skills, dispositions, and behaviors they need for further study, work, and life overall.


Report Finds Significant Gender and Racial Inequities in the Educational Measurement Profession
Gender and racially based employment disparities, differences in perceptions of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and workplace discrimination remain significant issues in the field of educational measurement, according to a new report supported by the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME), and Women in Measurement (WIM).

AERA Announces 2024 Award Winners in Education Research
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) has announced the winners of its 2024 awards for excellence in education research.


Research Finds a College Degree Remains a Sound Investment Despite Rising Tuition
A new analysis of 5.8 million Americans finds that earning a college degree is still a sound investment, although the rate of economic return varies across college majors and student demographics.

Study: Black Boys Are Less Likely to Be Identified for Special Education When Matched with Black Teachers
Black male elementary school students matched to Black teachers are less likely to be identified for special education services, according to new research published in American Educational Research Journal.

Maisha T. Winn Voted AERA President-Elect; Key Members Elected to AERA Council
Maisha T. Winn, the Chancellor’s Leadership Professor in the School of Education at the University of California, Davis, has been voted president-elect of the American Educational Research Association.


AERA Announces 2024 Fellows
AERA has announced the selection of 24 exemplary scholars as 2024 AERA Fellows.

Co-Chairs of the Joint Committee Leading the Revision of the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing Are Named
The Management Committee of the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (the Standards) and its sponsoring organizations – the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the American Psychological Association (APA) and the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) – have announced the selection of the co-chairs of the Joint Committee, charged with leading the process of revising the 2014 edition.

AERA Speaking Out on Major Issues

AERA speaks out on broader matters of society-wide concern, when appropriate and supported by the evidence base. These major issues have included racism, homophobia, and other forms of hatred; gun violence; and race conscious college admission policies, among others. Click here to view the collection of AERA statements on major issues.