Division D recognizes distinguished contributions to the field with four different awards: the Award for Significant Contribution to Educational Measurement and Research Methodology, the Outstanding Quantitative Dissertation Award, the Robert L. Linn Distinguished Address Award, and the Early Career Award in Measurement and Research Methodology. Details of these awards are listed below. Read the 2017 call for nominations
Read the list of past recipients (2015 and prior)
Award for Significant Contribution to Educational Measurement and Research Methodology
This annual award recognizes published research judged to represent a significant advancement in theory and practice of educational measurement and/or educational research methodology. This award is not considered a lifetime achievement award; the significance of the contribution will be the primary consideration for this award. The research may be the work of an individual or a team of researchers. The winner will be announced and honored at the AERA annual meeting with a plaque and a $1000 award.
Outstanding Quantitative Dissertation Award
This annual award recognizes a dissertation that makes an outstanding contributions to quantitative methodology in educational research. The winner will be recognized by the American Educational Research Association. Dissertations completed during the 2012-2013 academic year or prior to December 1, 2013 will be eligible for consideration for the 2014 Award.
Robert L. Linn Distinguished Address Award
This award recognizes the important contributions of Robert L. Linn to educational measurement and assessment policy. This annual award honors a scholar whose work bridges educational measurement and some other significant area of research (e.g., assessment policy, learning theory, curriculum and instruction) and has resulted in a widespread positive impact on the field of educational measurement. These contributions may include theoretical or technical developments, conceptualizations of educational measurement issues that have enhanced public understanding of these issues, or innovative ideas that improve the validity and effectiveness of educational assessments.
Early Career Award in Measurement and Research Methodology
This annual award recognizes emerging scholars in the field of educational research and methodology. The award will rotate among the three sections of the division. The 2015 award will be in Quantitative Methods in the field of measurement. The winner will be announced and honored at the 2015 Division D luncheon and business meeting with a plaque and a $1,000 award.
2015 Award Recipients
Chun Wang received the Early Career Award in Measurement and Research Methodology – Quantitative Research Section.
Richard D. Sawyer and J. Joseph Norris received the award for Significant Contribution to Educational Measurement and Research Methodology – Qualitative Research Methods.
James Popham was the recipient of the Robert L. Linn Distinguished Address Award.
Howard Wainer gave the 2015 Robert L. Linn Distinguished Address.
2015 In-Progress Research Gala: Quinn Lathrop, Adam Reeger, Can Shao, and MinJeong Shin received recognition for their work submitted to the In-Progress Research Gala.