E. F. Lindquist Award
E. F. Lindquist Award


2016 Recipient

Jamal Abedi
University of California, Davis

The recipient of the E. F. Lindquist Award is Dr. Jamal Abedi, Professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Davis, and Research Partner for the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) and the Center for the Study of Evaluation at UCLA. Findings from Dr. Abedi’s research have provided evidence that unnecessary linguistic complexity in assessments has a profound impact on the psychometric properties of the assessments for English language learners. This body of research has paved the way to a greater understanding of the validity of assessment results for all subgroups of students.

Named in honor of E.F. Lindquist, a pioneering scholar and researcher who co-founded The American College Testing Program (ACT), this award is co-sponsored by AERA and ACT and given annually for outstanding applied or theoretical research in the field of testing and measurement. It acknowledges a body of research, as opposed to a single work, of an empirical, theoretical, or integrative nature that, ideally, advances the twin goals of greater understanding and improved use of testing and measurement techniques. 

The sponsors of the award seek to encourage and inspire research on issues important to both the research field and the well-being of those affected by that research.  

Before 1987, the Award recognized only outstanding research in college student development. In 1987 and subsequent years it acquired a broader scope of recognition. 

Past Recipients

2015 - Howard Wainer
2014 - Mark D. Reckase
2013 - Eva Baker
2012 -
Edward H. Haertel
2011 - Richard J. Shavelson
2010 - Michael Kane
2009 - Wim J. van der Linden
2008 - Wendy M. Yen
2007 - Robert J. Mislevy
2006 - H.D. Hoover
2005 - Ronald K. Hambleton
2004 - Robert L. Brennan
2003 - George Madaus
2002 - Dr. William A. Mehrens
2001 - Bert F. Green, Jr.
2000 - Paul Holland
1999 - Darrel Bock
1998 - Robert Glaser
1997 - John B. Carroll
1996 - Anne Anastasi
1995 - Leonard Felt
1994 - Samuel Messick
1993 - Robert Linn
1992 - Richard M. Jaeger
1991 - Benjamin Bloom
1990 - Melvin Novick
1989 - Robert Ebel
1988 - Frederic Lord
1987 - Robert L. Thorndike
1986 - K. Patricia Cross
1985 - Arthur Chickering
1984 - C. Robert Pace
1983 - Alexander Astin
1982 - David Reisman
1981 - William W. Turnbull
1980 - Paul Dressel
1979 - Burton Clark
1978 - Roger Heyns
1977 - T. R. McConnell
1976 - Ralph F. Berdie
1975 - William Sewell
1974 - Ralph Tyler
1973 - Theodore M. Newcomb
1972 - Wilbert J. McKeachie

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