Our Work: Representation, Research, and Transformation

Increasing Representation

Critical scholars and scholars of color can overturn deep patterns of racist language, assumptions, and techniques in educational measurement.  Yet, fewer than 15% of doctoral graduates in education measurement identified as Black, Hispanic, or Indigenous (BBI) between 1997 and 2016 (Randall, Rios, & Hung, 2021), compared to 33.4% of the general U.S. population in 2021. Between now and 2026, we will support a pipeline of 100 critical young scholars to pursue critical research and development in ed assessment and measurement.

Activities:

Fellowships/Scholarships for Graduate and Undergraduate Students

We offer fellowships to the next generation of measurement professionals committed to critical scholarship in measurement.

Mentors and Internships

We connect young researchers with opportunities to learn from mentors of color in the field.

Bi-annual Conference

(coming in 2024)

For critical scholars across the field to share their research and connect with like-minded scholars.

Supporting Critical Research

Antiracist assessment is a nascent field, and much more work is needed to illuminate its impact and potential. To this end, CMJ supports research on the impact, methods, or practical implementation of antiracist assessment and measurement.

Activities:

CMJ Research

We pursue a research agenda on antiracist assessment and measurement.

Research Grants

For researchers to examine impact, methods, or practical implementation of antiracist assessment and measurement

Bi-annual Conference

(coming in 2024)

For critical scholars across the field to share their research and connect with like-minded scholars.

Transformation

Our vision of antiracist assessment for all requires transformation beyond the research community. We therefore engage stakeholders across the education field to (1) promulgate conversations about ant-racist educational measurement and (2) increase the capacity of willing partners to bring antiracist measurement to their constituents.

Activities:

Measurement Justice Roundtables

For thinkers, researchers, and doers to deep dive into grand ideas for justice-oriented measurement

Consulting

For companies in the educational assessment industry to develop antiracist assessments

Resources and Thought Partnership

For practice and policy organizations in education to develop fluency in and actions for justice-oriented measurement