Membership:  Join WERA or Renew Your Membership


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.

WERA members work in a range of contexts supporting students across Washington, including early learning settings, schools, districts, community-based organizations, colleges and universities. WERA is committed to sharing knowledge to support educators’ work improving opportunities and outcomes for all students.

We welcome you to the 2022-23 WERA membership year.  Join Now

As we begin a new school year in the shadow of the pandemic, we all continue the hard work of providing for the health and educational wellbeing of students, as well as caring for the larger community. The WERA Board is here to support your efforts to serve and improve educational systems in new ways. Please take a moment to learn more about our goals for this year, and to discover the ways you can benefit from becoming a WERA member

We are grateful to the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 WERA members who joined us for two years of virtual learning. While we plan to continue some of these virtual opportunities to learn and share with one another, the WERA Board is also moving forward with an in-person Spring Symposium that is tentatively scheduled for March 1-3, 2023 at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center

We hope you will continue to be a part of the WERA Community by renewing your membership and encouraging your colleagues to join as well.

In the meantime, the WERA Board is excited to offer a range of virtual learning opportunities. Our theme this year is Now What?: Reimagining Research, Data, and Assessment Practices for Sustainable, Transformational Change.   We are hard at work coordinating with leading experts in the field and colleagues from the WERA community to bring you practical learning opportunities and access to valuable research. Check out our Membership Benefits Page to learn more about what you can expect as a WERA Member this year.