Welcome to Washington Educational Research Association 

WERA is a not-for-profit organization of professionals working at all levels of education dedicated to improving the practice of instruction, assessment, evaluation, conducting and applying educational research, and using data to inform instructional decisions. Our services include two regional conferences, publications, and training for our members.

Thank you for attending the ANNUAL WERA/OSPI Assessment Conference

Taking Action to Reduce Opportunity Gaps: Putting Research into Practice

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WERA’s annual December conference seeks to engage educators, researchers and evaluators in dialogue about how to improve opportunities and outcomes for Washington’s students. 

Annual WERA membership is no longer included in conference registration.  You may now register for the conference as a NON MEMBER or join/renew your WERA membership to take advantage of special WERA member conference prices. 

Join us to hear from keynote speakers Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum and  Dr. Juli Coleman.  Dr. Tatum is the author of the bestselling book, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations about Race and president emerita of Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.  Dr. Coleman serves as Deputy Chief of Improvement of the CORE Districts.  CORE is a non-profit collaborative that supports districts and schools in California to improve outcomes with the goal of eliminating equity and achievement gaps.  She has also worked throughout Washington supporting Educational Services Districts develop their capability in improvement science.

Don't miss this opportunity to connect with colleagues, share best practices and learn from the work of experts in the field.

WERA Members: Please join us!