January 30, 2021

  Volume 2, Number 1

The purpose of CREATE is to facilitate learning through educational assessment and teaching effectiveness.


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Conference Theme: Transforming Education through Assessment, Evaluation & Research

2021 Millman Memorial Award Recipient & Lecturer, Dr. Edward Kifer

Dr. Edward Kifer to Keynote at the 2021 CREATE Conference

Dr. Edward Kifer is a Professor Emeritus, College of Education, University of Kentucky. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago in Measurement, Evaluation and Statistical Analysis with a dissertation directed by Ben Bloom. Skip (his nickname) taught in those areas for 30 plus years at UK with occasional forays outside to UCLA, SUNY Buffalo, University of Louisville and Georgetown college. After a Spencer Foundation post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Stockholm, he was Chair of the International Technical Committee and member of International and U.S. National coordinating committees for the International Association for the Evaluation of Achievement (IEA) Second International Mathematics Study. Currently, it may be the only international comparative study that has a longitudinal component, hence the only one that is capable of separating the status of learning with the growth in learning (of course the more interesting is growth which is no longer featured). Skip was one of five persons, one of whom was Jason Millman, who designed the Commonwealth of Kentucky's initial assessment system. He enjoyed a Fulbright fellowship in the Czech Republic where he taught at Charles University and worked and advised the Czech national assessment center. A Czech colleague and Skip wrote a couple of things that, it is said, influenced the development and implementation of assessment in the republic. As an AERA fellow at the National Center for Education Statistics he wrote a paper that was, more or less, a technical history of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Skip was also a member of the NAEP Design and Analysis committee (DAC). 

Visit our website to learn more about Dr. Edward Kifer

2020 Millman Memorial Award Recipient & Lecturer, Dr. David C. Berliner

Visit our website to learn more about Dr. David C. Berliner

Dr. David C. Berliner to Keynote at the 2021 CREATE Conference

David C. Berliner is Regents’ Professor of Education, Emeritus, at Arizona State University. He has also taught at the Universities of Arizona and Massachusetts, at Teachers College and Stanford University, and at universities in Canada, Australia, The Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, and Switzerland. He is a member of the National Academy of Education, the International Academy of Education, and a past president of both the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Division of Educational Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA).

He has won numerous awards for his work on behalf of the education profession and authored or co-authored over 400 articles, chapters, and books. Among his best-known works are the six editions of the text, Educational Psychology, co-authored with N. L. Gage; The Manufactured Crisis, co-authored with B. J. Biddle; Collateral Damage: How High-Stakes Testing Corrupts American Education, co-authored with Sharon Nichols; and 50 Myths and Lies that Threaten America’s Public Schools, co-authored with Gene V Glass. He co-edited the first Handbook of Educational Psychology and the books Talks to teachers, Perspectives on instructional time, and Putting Research to Work in Your School.

He has interests in the study of teaching, teacher education, and educational policy.

News from the Board of Directors


Google Suite


CREATE is now using Google Suite to add to our already existing infrastructure.

Thank you to former Board of Directors who facilitated the adoption of Google Suite!


Publication News

In lieu of our 2020 conference, we are publishing conference proceedings! A special thank you to Eva Baker, 2018 Millman Recipient & Lecturer, for taking time to offer guidance as we developed this publication. 

Watch for the 2020 CREATE Annual Conference Proceedings Publication before the 2021 CREATE conference. 

Interested in having your work shared in our next NewsBrief?

We seek contributions about educational assessment, teaching effectiveness, program evaluation, policy issues, and legislative updates. We welcome many mediums, including short articles, podcasts, helpful resources and more. 

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2021 CREATE Conference


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March 2021 Newsletter

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2020-2021 CREATE Board of Directors

Welcome to New Board Members!

Dr. Jessica Berry

email: jessica.berry@createconsort.org

Scottie Collier

email: scottie.collier@createconsort.org

Dr. Linda Feldstein

email: linda.feldstein@createconsort.org

Tanisha Garrett

email: tanisha.garrett@createconsort.org

Dr. Nancy Nasr

email: nancy.nasr@createconsort.org

2020-2021 Recording Secretary

Dr. Sheila Wilson

email: recording.secretary@createconsort.org

2020-2021 Elected Officers 

Dr. Stacy Leggett

email: president@createconsort.org

Corrie Rebecca Block, Ph.D.

email: president.elect@createconsort.org

Dr. Susan Colby

email: past.resident@createconsort.org

Click here for more information about our CREATE Board of Directors at the CREATE website.

Attention Past Presidents!

Past Presidents, we are seeking current bios & a preferred picture for a new Past Presidents webpage.

CREATE NewsBriefs quickly share resources and information each month because our Newsletters are sent out two times a year. 

Interested in having your work disseminated in our next NewsBrief? 

Send NewsBrief submissions to: publications@createconsort.org

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March 2021 Newsletter



The Consortium for Research Educational Assessment and Teaching Effectiveness (CREATE)is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the improvement of assessment and evaluation in PK-12 and higher education. 


Membership in CREATE is open to all persons and organizations engaged in educational assessment or evaluation research, policy, or practice.

Membership classes may include but are not limited to:  Individual, Student, Organizational, or Institutional, or any other classification as specified by the Board of Directors.

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