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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.

CETE’s mission is to improve the state of student assessment by

  • conducting research in support of testing programs that facilitate student learning;
  • providing test sponsors with test administration, results reporting and professional development; and
  • providing graduate students with operational and research experiences vital to their professional development. 

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