2020 Michigan Educational Research Association Spring Conference

Accountability and Pubic Policy

This one-day conference will discuss public policy and accountability in education.  Topics will include: Assessment and Standard Setting, 3rd Grade Reading, A-F Report Card, Public Policy, MICIP, MISchool Data Redesign and an insight into the State Board of Education.   


Our spring conference will be held at Lansing Community College West, located at:

5708 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing, MI 48917

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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