May 2021

Volume 25 Number 1

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



#CREATE2021 is being held at:

Renaissance Asheville Hotel

Reservations for Accommodations: 

call Marriott Reservations

1 (180) 045-8357 x1 

OR (182) 825-2821 x1

#CREATE2021 room rate

  • $179 per night 
                   for a king bed OR two queen beds
  • rate is available until September 10th
  • group rate available for two days pre-conference & two days post-conference

Parking Fee

at Renaissance Asheville Hotel

  • self-parking $6 per day
  • valet parking $20 per day


Keynote Speakers

Dr. David Berliner
Regents’ Professor of Education Emeritus, 

Arizona State University

2020 CREATE Millman Award Recipient 

Dr. Edward Kifer

College of Education Emeritus, 

University of Kentucky

2021 CREATE Millman Award Recipient

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Early Bird Registration with Membership 

through August 15th
$100 for Students 
$250 for Professionals 

Registration with Membership 

starting on August 16th
$175 for Students

$275 for Professionals 

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Dr. Stacy Leggett, CREATE President

The last 15 months have been unprecedented with the first year-long global shift to virtual and hybrid learning. As we move forward, how do we take this opportunity to improve assessment and evaluation? Let’s take the opportunity to CREATE Conversations for Fair and Sound Assessment and Evaluation at the 2021 CREATE Conference held in Asheville, North Carolina, on October 11th & 12th, at thatRenaissance Downtown Hotel

The board designed five strands to support these conversations, and we are now accepting proposals on research, policy, practice, or theory related to:

  • Fair Accountability: Using fair and credible approaches to judge student learning outcomes and teaching effectiveness
  • Assessment Today: Collecting evidence of student learning, current issues in assessment, or changes over time leading to current issues in classroom or large-scale assessment
  • Evaluation Today: Making judgments about learning, evaluating programs, and/or personnel evaluation 
  • Leading with Data: leading school or district level data teams, including setting up teams, establishing teams, and/or using assessment data within the team
  • Interprofessional Practice: collaborating to inform assessment, evaluation, and/or instructional effectiveness. The collaboration may be within a designated group (practitioners, researchers, policymakers, general education professionals, special education professionals) or may represent collaboration across groups (general education-special education professionals; practitioners-researchers; etc.) 

Click here to go directly to the #2021CREATE Conference Proposal Submission Form

To register for #2021CREATE, click here at our website

The deadline for proposals is June 15, 2021, and we will be continuously notifying authors of proposal status. Conference proposals should include a 50-word abstract for the conference program and a 200- to 350-word proposal. CREATE welcomes submissions representing PK-12 higher education faculty, doctoral students, researchers, policymakers, evaluators, and other stakeholders. We are accepting proposals for three types of sessions:

  • Research Presentation(s) (15 to 20 minutes)
  • Round Table Presentation(s)
  • Doctoral Student Poster Session (see more information below for doctoral students)

One of our goals as an organization is to disseminate research related to program evaluation, teacher evaluation, and student assessment. To further this goal, we have started an exciting, new venture of publishing conference proceedings. New on the 2021 proposal submission form is a question asking proposal authors about interest in submitting a full paper to the 2021 Consortium for Research Educational Assessment and Teaching Effectiveness Annual Conference Proceedings for possible publication in this peer-reviewed publication. If the presentation is selected, the proposal authors must submit the full paper by January 15, 2022. This new publication begins with the 2020 Consortium for Research Educational Assessment and Teaching Effectiveness Annual Conference Proceedings presented at the 2021 CREATE Conference in Asheville.

Events for doctoral students and emerging researchers: We extend a special invitation to our doctoral students. CREATE seeks to involve doctoral students within our consortium and supports early career researchers with a student representative active on the Board of Directors. Our early bird fee for students for the two-day conference has been reduced to $100.

Introducing New CREATE Newsletter Co-Editor

Tanisha Garrett joins our CREATE Newsletter team as a Co-Editor. Ms. Garrett is excited to share unique contributions on student learning, development and achievement in PK-12 schools, institutes of higher education and other educational settings from CREATE members. Sharing diverse perspectives on education from varying vantage points in higher education and public education, the co-editors strive to provide innovative ideas to promote the development and advancement of educational research and evaluation practices.



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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Copyright © 2021 | All rights reserved. | Publications Co-Editors: Tanisha Garrett & Corrie Rebecca Klinger, Ph.D