Distinguished Public Service Award
Distinguished Public Service Award
Distinguished Public Service Award

2022 Award Recipient 

Peggy G. Carr
National Center for Education Statistics

Dr. Peggy G. Carr is the 2022 recipient of the Distinguished Public Service Award. Dr. Carr has been a leading voice for data integrity, fairness, and equity in the curation and dissemination of education data. Throughout her longstanding federal government service, she has lent her expertise in statistics and measurement to drive innovation in data collection and assessment within the U.S. and globally. At the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), she has led efforts to transform the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to adapt to new technologies, while maintaining its rigor and quality. Her leadership around large-scale assessment is essential in closing the gaps in opportunity and achievement and advancing equity for all students.

The Distinguished Public Service Award is granted annually in recognition of an individual who has worked to enact or implement policies that are well grounded in education research, or who has been at the forefront of efforts to increase recognition and support for education research. The recipient will be invited either to deliver an address or to participate in a panel discussion during the following Annual Meeting on a topic relevant to their contribution and expertise. The AERA Government Relations Committee is charged by AERA Council with serving as the selection committee for this award.

Past Recipients

2021 - Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott
2020 - Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

2019 - George Miller
2018 - Donna E. Shalala
2017 - 
Michael W. Kirst
2016 - Shirley Malcom
2015 - Joseph Conaty
2014 - Ruby Takanishi
2013 - Freeman A. Hrabowski III
2012 - Jerry D. Weast
2011 - Emerson J. Elliott
2010 - Beverly L. Hall
2008 - Bruce Alberts
2007 - Jack Jennings
2005 - Ronald A. Wolk
2004 - Richard C. Atkinson
2003 - James B. Hunt

Call for Award Nominations

Deadline: October 13, 2022

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