Created in 1975, the Joint Committee is a coalition of major professional associations concerned with the quality of evaluation. The Joint Committee is housed at the Center for Evaluation and Assessment, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.

The Joint Committee has published three sets of standards for evaluations that are now widely recognized. The Personnel Evaluation Standards was published in 1988, The Program Evaluation Standards (2nd edition) was published in 1994 by Sage Publications, and The Student Evaluations Standards was published in 2003.

The Joint Committee is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Standards approved by ANSI become American National Standards.

The Joint Committee is incorporated as a public charity exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code. In addition to setting standards in evaluation, it is also involved in reviewing and updating its published standards (every five years); training policymakers, evaluators, and educators in the use of the standards; and serving as a clearinghouse on evaluation standards literature. IRS Section 501 Status Letter

The annual meeting of the Joint Committee is scheduled typically in the fall. For more detailed information about the Joint Committee see General Background on the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation or contact:

Dr. Don B. Yarbrough, Chair
The Joint Committee on Standards for
Educational Evaluation
Center for Evaluation and Assessment
The University of Iowa
210 Lindquist Center
Iowa City, IA 52242-5567
Telephone: 319-335-5567
Fax: 319-335-6145