Each year, CERA provides funding opportunities for research and innovation in K-12 classrooms through its Research Grant and its Classroom Innovation Grant awards. Linked to the CERA Annual Conference, CERA also provides support to first time conference attendees through its Travel Grant.
CERA places a high priority on recognizing excellence from its members. From the authors of accepted papers for the Annual Conference, CERA recognizes one of them with the Outstanding Paper Award. The recipient of the Outstanding Paper Award represents CERA at the national American Educational Research Association (AERA) meeting. Extraordinary contributions to the field of assessment, educational research, and program evaluation are also recognized by CERA through the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Leadership Awards.
More information on each grant and award program is provided below.