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Mission Statement

The Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation (CETE) is a laboratory at the University of Kansas housed within the School of Education. CETE was authorized by the Kansas Board of Regents in 1983 to function as a research and evaluation unit under the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Graduate Studies and Public Service at the University of Kansas. CETE was founded by Drs. Douglas Glasnapp and John Poggio, who served as co-directors until June 2009.

The Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation is part of the Achievement and Assessment Institute, one of just 12 designated university research centers and institutes recognized by KU’s Office of Research and Graduate Studies.

In addition to ascribing to the overall mission of the Achievement and Assessment Institute, the mission of CETE is designing and delivering innovative assessments to support learning for all students.  


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