University Designated Centers and Institutes

Achievement and Assessment Institutelink to website

Director: Neal Kingston, Ph.D.

Joseph R. Pearson HallThe Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) at the University of Kansas exists to improve the performance of students, adults, and public agencies throughout local, state, and national communities. 

AAI and its centers partner with numerous agencies whose goals are to improve the lives of children and adults through academics, employment, career advancement, or building healthy environments, as well as to enhance the capacity of organizations that help children, adults, and communities succeed. 

The AAI was established in 2012 through the merger of the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation, established in 1983, and the Institute for Educational Research and Public Services, established in 1997. Both organizations have long track records of successfully building partnerships and programs that support the achievement of young children, school-aged children, adults, and publicly funded agencies. 

Agile Technology Solutions
Agile Technology Solutions creates computer-technology software solutions for public agencies.

Center for Educational Opportunity Programs
The Center for Educational Opportunity Programs prepares a diverse range of at-risk traditional and non-traditional students for higher education.

Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation
The Center for Educational Testing & Evaluation is a national leader in developing and delivering computerized assessments.

Center for Public Partnerships and Research
The Center for Public Partnerships & Research helps public agencies expand their capacity.

Joseph R. Pearson Hall
1122 West Campus Road
Lawrence, KS 66045-7575
Phone: 785-864-9977
Fax: 785-864-5212

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