Our mission is to develop and promote standards for conducting high-quality evaluations.
The Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation (JCSEE) was formed in 1975 as a coalition of professional associations in the United States and Canada concerned with the quality of evaluation practice. Membership on the committee includes representation from the educational community, professional evaluators, and subject-matter experts, each with an interest in the use and practice of evaluation. The first set of standards, The Program Evaluation Standards, were published in 1981. Since then, the committee has continued to review and update the original standards, as well as to develop new standards for specialized areas of educational evaluation.
Today, the JCSEE is the official source for standards for program evaluation in North America, and provides standards that are applicable for evaluations conducted in both educational and non-educational settings. Modified versions the program evaluation standards have also been officially adopted by other evaluation communities around the world, including the African Evaluation Association, and evaluation societies in Switzerland and Germany. Additionally, the JCSEE has developed and published standards for classroom assessments and for use with personnel evaluations conducted in educational settings.
The Joint Committee is incorporated as a public charity exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code.