Spring 2023 Conference

The MERA Spring Conference will be held at Lansing Community College West Campus on April 21, 2023, with the theme of, “Deepening our understanding of the nuances of rural, suburban, and urban educational communities”. For more information, please visit our conferences page. 

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