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 along with the current call for nominations and a list of past recipients. All 2013 winners are recognized at the bottom of this page.
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 2014 award will be in Qualitative Methods (Section 3). The winner will be announced and honored at the 2014 Division D luncheon and business meeting with a plaque and a $1,000 award.
Alina von Davier (Educational Testing Service) was the recipient of the Significant Contributions to Educational Measurement and Research Methodology Award for her work, Statistical Models for Test Equating, Scaling, and Linking.
Ben Domingue (University of Colorado Boulder) was the recipient of the Outstanding Quantitative Dissertation Award for his dissertation, Evaluating the Equal-Interval Hypothesis with Test Score Scales.
Bethany Bell (University of South Carolina) was the recipient of the Early Career Award in Measurement and Research Methodology.
Lou DiBello was the recipient of the Robert L. Linn Distinguished Address Award.
2013 In-Progress Research Gala: Outstanding Posters (Click here for the 2014 call for proposals)
First Place: James E. Pustejovsky (University of Texas at Austin): Observational Procedures and Markov Chain Models for Estimating the Prevalence and Incidence of a Behavior
Second Place: Ting Xu (University of Pittsburgh): A Multilevel Testlet Model for Dual Local Dependence