About MERA

Looking at Impactful Data Through New Lenses

There are arduous educational changes expected in the future, at both the national and MERA_Logostate levels. Some changes are already being felt by educators in their respective work environments. The Spring MERA conference will offer multiple perspectives on the state of education in Michigan and data educators can use to determine the vision for the future.

Our Spring conference will once again be held at the Eagle Eye Golf Club in Bath, Michigan on May 5th, 2017. The theme for the spring conference will be “Looking at Impactful Data Through New Lenses”. 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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