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 2023-24 WERA membership year.  Join Now

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

A team of WERA members is actively planning our first in-person Winter Conference since December 2019.  It is co-sponsored by OSPI and scheduled for December 6-8, 2023 at the Tacoma Downtown Marriott HotelOur theme this year is Leveraging the Power of Collaboration: Working Together to Reimagine and Measure Success and our keynotes will be delivered by Shane Safir and Jenni Donohoo. 

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.  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.