Palmer O. Johnson Memorial Award
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Awards

2019 Award Recipients:

Shanyce L. Campbell
University of California, Irvine

Matthew Ronfeldt
University of Michigan

Shanyce L. Campbell & Matthew Ronfeldt. (2018). “Observational Evaluation of Teachers: Measuring More Than We Bargained For?” American Educational Research Journal, 55(6), 1233-1267

The authors’ secondary analysis of data from the Measures of Effective Teaching Project investigates whether observation-based ratings represent an equitable means of assessing teacher quality. Drawing on research questioning the properties of value-added measures and critiques of observations as a means to assess teacher quality, they contribute to accumulating research indicating that teacher observation ratings may measure factors outside teachers’ performance, including teachers’ gender and the kinds of students they are assigned. The study is timely, creatively crafted, methodologically rigorous, and far-reaching in its potential to influence teaching-quality policy and research, while remaining anchored in concern for advancing students’ learning.

This award is in recognition of the lifelong achievement of Palmer O. Johnson as a dedicated educator, and further in recognition of his pioneer work in educational research and methodology. His former colleagues and students founded this award to be given for an outstanding article appearing in an AERA-sponsored publication. It was first awarded in 1967 for an article appearing in the American Educational Research Journal. In 2000, the scope of articles eligible for the award was expanded to include those published in the American Educational Research Journal, the Journal for Educational and Behavioral Statistics, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, and Educational Researcher.          

Past Recipients             

2018 - Sarah Dryden-Peterson, Negin Dahya, Elizabeth Adelman
2017 - Katharine M. Broton
2017 - Sara Goldrick-Rab
2017 - James Benson
2016 - James D. Anderson

2015 - Matthew A. Kraft
2015 - John P. Papay
2014 - Liliana Garces
2013 - Andrew Ho and Sean F. Reardon
2012 - Alfredo J. Artiles
2011 - Luis C. Moll
2010 - Arnetha F. Ball             
2009 - Mark C. Long & Marta Tienda
2008 - Geoffrey D. Borman, Robert E. Slavin, Alan C. K. Cheung, Anne M. Chamberlain, Nancy A. Madden, and Bette Chambers
2007 - Ray McDermott, Shelley Goldman, & Hervé Varenne
2006 - Cynthia Coburn
2005 - Kevin G. Welner & Haggai Kupermintz 
2004 - Deborah Loewenberg Ball, David K. Cohen & Stephen W. Raudenbush             
2003 - Fred M. Newman, BetsAnn Smith, Elaine Allensworth & Anthony S. Bryk
2002 - Barbara Nye, Larry V. Hedges & Spyros Konstantopoulos
2001 - Joseph Kahne & Kim Bailey
2000 - Ron Avi Astor, Heather Ann Meyer & William J. Behre
1999 - Robert J. Sternberg
1998 - Douglas Fuchs, Lynn Fuchs, Patricia Mathes & Deborah Simmons
1997 - Jeannie Oakes & Gretchen Guiton
1996 - Gloria Ladson-Billings
1995 - Bernard Weiner
1994 - Lorrie Shepard
1993 - John Smyth
1992 - Linda F. Winfield
1991 - Yeow Meng Thum & Anthony S. Bryk
1990 - Richard Murnane, Judith D. Singer & John B. Willett
1989 - Gaea Leinhardt & Ralph Putnam
1988 - Robert B. Slavin
1987 - Edward H. Haertel
1986 - Henry I. Braun & Ted H. Szatrowski
1985 - Bruce D. Spencer
1984 - Kenneth D. Hopkins
1983 - Jere Brophy
1982 - John R. Bergan
1981 - Joseph T. Lawton & Susan K. Wanska
1980 - Penelope L. Peterson & Christopher M. Clark
1979 - Richard C. Anderson, Ralph E. Reynolds, Diane L. Schallert & Ernest T. Goetz
1978 - No Award Given
1977 - Pinchas Tamir
1976 - Kenneth O. Doyle, Jr. & Susan E. Whitely
1975 - No Award Given
1974 - Richard C. Anderson & Raymond Kulhavy
1973 - Joel R. Levin, William D. Rohwer, Jr., T. Anne Cleary & Paul A. Games
1972 - Leonard Marascuilo & Joel R. Levin
1971 - Janet D. Elashoff, Gene V. Glass, Ralph A. Hakstian, Tse-Chi Hsu &  Leonard S. Feldt
1970 - Gene V. Glass & Glenn H. Bracht
1969 - James G. Holland
1968 - Wells Hively II
1967 - Patrick Suppes & Elliot W. Eisner