About MERA

2019 Michigan Educational Research Association Fall Conference

Educational principles, policies and funding play a significant role in the development of effective and equitable educational systems. The three often guide how districts make decisions that, ultimately, affect how students learn in their respective classroom environments. Therefore, it is essential that educational stakeholders are well informed of the potential outcomes resulting from decisions based on principles, policies and funding. This conference will deepen your understanding of educational principles, policies and funding and their impact on educational settings. Please join us, in Frankenmuth, for what hopes to be a very stimulating and enlightened conference.

Our fall conference will be held at The Bavarian Inn Lodge, One Covered Bridge Road, Frankenmuth, MI 48734

We look forward to seeing you there!!

The Conference brochure is available HERE.

Our Mission

The mission of The Michigan  Educational Research Association is to promote accurate, high quality,  appropriate and ethical use of research, assessment, and evaluation practices  that improve teaching and learning in education.

The Need

There are many forces of change  at work in education.  Site based management, total quality learning,  alternative assessment, individualized instruction, inclusion, and many other  new teaching, learning, assessment and management practices are calling for more  use of relevant data or information in decision making.

Many of these changes are caused  by federal and state initiatives.  Often, these changes are being mandated  with little regard for research to support the conclusions.

MERA has been and continues to be  an organization that supports innovative changes that are supported by valid  research.


Share and exchange ideas,  techniques, materials, and procedures used in educational research, assessment  and program evaluation.

Promote the value and  importance of the role of educational research and evaluation in education.Encourage appropriate and  ethical use of research, assessment, and program evaluation techniques for the  improvement of education.

For further information contact:

Dave Treder


Telephone:   810-591-4971

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