What We Do

CERA is the premier professional development association in California for K-12 and higher education professionals working in the fields of student assessment, research, and program evaluation. CERA’s focus is on promoting high quality research and program evaluation that improves teaching and learning in California classrooms.

Each December, our members gather at the CERA Annual Conference. This is an opportunity for members to present their own research and network with others in their respective fields. In order to keep our members apprised of current events and recent research, CERA also publishes Assessment Matters, a research-based newsletter. And finally, CERA prides itself on providing multiple opportunities to fund original research and recognize the contributions of our members through grants and awards.

Annual Conference

Annual Conference

Awards and Grants

Assessment Matters

Assessment Matters