53rd Annual Conference October 19-21, 2022

Trumbull Marriott Shelton, Trumbull, CT

Supporting Student Learning in a Dynamic Environment

Dear NERA Current and Future Members,

We are so excited for the upcoming NERA 2022 conference and can’t wait to see you all in person again starting October 19th through the 21st! We are once again convening at the Trumbull Marriott in Trumbull, CT.

This year’s conference theme, ”Supporting Student Learning in a Dynamic Environment”, speaks to the evolving environment in which our student learners across the country find themselves. We need research-based solutions to support student well-being in this constantly changing and non-traditional learning environment.
We received so many fabulous workshop proposals and have lined up many engaging speakers and invited panel discussions. As always, you can expect interesting paper and poster presentations, as well as great roundtable discussions. Please find important conference and hotel registration information and program highlights from the upcoming conference in the email. The final program is now available here: Final program.
Conference and Hotel Registration
Becoming a Member or Renewing Your NERA Membership
All attendees of the 2022 NERA Conference must be current NERA Members. If you have not already done so, you must either join NERA or renew your membership before you can register for the conference. To become a member or renew your membership, please go to the NERA website If you need to renew your membership, you may also use the link provided in the renewal invoice distributed several months ago. Feel free to reach out to the conference co-chairs with questions at
Registering for the 2022 Conference
Once you have become a new member or renewed your membership, you can register for the event.
Click to register for the Annual NERA Conference
Conference registration includes your meals
Because all meals are included in registration fees, we need accurate estimates of how many people will attend each meal at the hotel. So, during the registration process, you will be asked which meals you plan to attend at this time.
Similarly, we need estimates of how many people will attend the pre-conference workshops. During registration, you will be asked which workshops you plan to attend.
All online conference registration fees are processed through PayPal; however, you do not have to have a PayPal account to make a payment. You may pay by credit card on the secure PayPal site.
Please note that to receive the regular registration rate, you must register for the conference by September 30th! After this date, a late fee will be added to the regular rates. The following are the registration fees for this year:

2022 Conference Registration Fees – On or Before September 30th (after September 30th): 
Professional Member - $195.00 ($250.00)
Full-time Student - $70.00 ($100.00)
Retired Member - $120.00 ($120.00)
Booking your room at the Trumbull Marriott
Book your hotel by September 30th, to ensure that you get the discounted rate of $159 per night.
Click to Book your room for the Annual NERA Conference.
Or use the link:
It is a NERA-specific link that will ensure you get the discounted rate. You may also call the hotel at 203-378-1400 and let them know you are attending the NERA conference.
We can’t wait to see you in October and hope you are as excited about this year’s conference as we are. There are still sponsorship opportunities available. To obtain a sponsor prospectus, please contact NERA president, Nina Deng at
NERA 2022 Conference Co-Chairs,
Kate Nolan, Frank Padellaro, Beth Perkins, and Duy Pham

Feature Events at the Conference

Wednesday, October 19


  • An Introduction to Diagnostic Measurement Models (Matthew J. Madison, University of Georgia)
  • Facilitating (Truly) Trauma-Informed Classrooms in a Post-Pandemic World (Turea M. Hutson, Drexel University)
  • Self-care During your Dissertation and Job Searching (Michelle Gonzalez, Brightside Behavioral Health)
Graduate Student Social Event

Opening Dinner and Keynote Speaker: Defining and Measuring Social and Emotional Learning So All Students Thrive: Opportunities and Challenges for Educational Researchers (Christina Cipriano, Yale University)

Welcome Reception and 3MT Competition: We will be continuing this fan favorite event from 2019. Check your email for more information on this competition and please consider volunteering to present your research! During the 3MT competition, conference participants will have three minutes to efficiently explain the breadth and significance of their research in a presentation aimed at a non-technical audience. Winners in each category will receive prizes! Click here to see more information!

Thursday, October 20

Workshop: Designing Schools for Equity (Kevin Mattingly and Sybille Bruun-Moss, Riverdale Country School)

Invited Panels/Symposia:
  • Women In Measurement: A Journey towards Racial and Gender Equity
    • Jenn Dunn, Fiona Hinds, Jade Caines Lee, Ellen Forte
    • Switching Jobs in Educational Measurement: Advice and Insights
      • Carol Barry, Bo Bashkov, Matthew Madison, Ross Markle, Becca Runyun
    • Building a Balanced System of Assessments
      • Jade Caines Lee, Longjuan Liang, Gil Andrada, Harold Doran, Lily Marietto
    • Beyond the Grade: Expanding the Predictors and Outcomes of Education
      • Chris Patterson, Renee Delgado-Riley, Rory Lazowski, Ross Markle
    • So You Want to Work in EdTech? What Kinds of Job Opportunities are Out There and How to Get Into the Field
      • Katrina Roohr, Bo Bashkov, Madison Holzman, Abbie Lopuch, Victoria Yaneva
    Lunch and Keynote Speaker: STEM Research Towards Inclusivity and Equity (Darrell Earnest, University of Massachusetts Amherst)

    Remembrance of Ron Hambleton: April Zenisky, Charlie DePascale, Jerome Clauser, Stephen Sireci
    Ronald K. Hambleton, one of the giants in the field of educational measurement and assessment, also a dear professor, advisor, mentor, friend, and colleague of many of NERA members sadly passed away this year. NERA will host a special session in the annual conference. We invite a panel consisting of Ron’s colleagues, friends and students to reflect on their personal experience with Ron, remember his spirit and legacy, and celebrate his achievements.
    Please share your words, pictures, or/and videos about Ron via this Link ( We will share the posts with the attendees during the conference. 

    NERA Mentoring Session

    Dinner and Presidential Address

    Evening Entertainment: Talent show, Karaoke, and music

    Friday, October 21

    Workshop: Transforming our Practice to Support the Immigrant and Other Culturally Diverse Students in Our Classrooms (Neisha Terry Young, Drexel University)

    Invited Panels:
    • Our Thoughts for the Next Version of the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing
        • Kristen Huff, Stephen Sireci, Rochelle Michele, Ellen Forte
      • Past President Panel: Using Assessment and Technology to Support Student Learning Post-COVID
        • Kristen Huff, Rochelle Michel, Javarro Russell, Stephen Sireci, John Young
      Lunch and NERA Business Meeting

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