NAAD improves, encourages and promotes the use of assessments in todays educational settings.


The purpose of our volunteer association of professionals interested in assessment is to:

  • Support the efforts of those who direct the administration of assessment and testing programs in prekindergarten through Grade 16 educational settings;
  • Guidance in the appropriate and ethical application of assessment in educational settings;
  • Share information about assessment in educational settings
  • Improve the application of measurement to students and educational programs
  • Provide guidance in the appropriate and ethical interpretation of assessment data
  • Encourage research in assessment and testing in schools