The most recent project of the Academy is entitled “Key Issues in the Evaluation of Basic Education: Dialogues with the International Academy of Education.” The project began with a conference held in Mexico City from September 1 – 4, 2016. The conference was sponsored by Mexico’s National Institute for the Evaluation of Education (INEE). Maria de Ibarrola and Sylvia Schmelkes organized the conference. In preparation for the conference, ten Academy Fellows prepared papers for presentation. In addition to Drs. De Ibarrola and Schmelkes, Lorin Anderson, David Berliner, Kadriye Ercikan, Denis Phillips, Bill Schubert, Rich Shavelson, Servaas Van der Berg, and Doug Willms. Mexican educators served as discussants of the papers.