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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 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 Call for Nominations 2022 (PDF)

Past recipients of Division D Awards (PDF)

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 Dissertation Award 
This annual award recognizes a dissertation that makes an outstanding contributions to methodology in educational research. The winner will be recognized by the American Educational Research Association. Dissertations completed during the 2017-2018 academic year or prior to December 1, 2018 will be eligible for consideration for the 2018 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 2018 award will be in Quantitative Methods in the field of measurement. The winner will be announced and honored at the 2018 Division D luncheon and business meeting with a plaque and a $1,000 award.

2018 - 2021 Award Recipients

Robert L. Linn Distinguished Address Award:

(2021) Neil J. Dorans, ETS

(2020) Michael Kane, ETS

(2019) Bob Brennan, University of Iowa

(2018) Henry Braun, Boston College

 

Significant Contribution to Educational Measurement and Research Methodology Award:

(2021) Laura M. Stapleton (University of Maryland), Ralph O. Mueller (Purdue University Northwest), and Gregory R. Hancock (University of Maryland)

(2020) Bob Mislevy, ETS

(2020) Sean Reardon (Stanford University), Andrew Ho (Harvard University), Benjamin Shear (University of Colorado Boulder), Erin Fahle (St. John’s University), Demetra Kalogrides (Standford University)

(2019) David Feldon and Colby Tofel-Grehl, Utah State University

(2018) Patricia Leavy, Author, Independent Research, Public Intellectual

 

Early Career in Measurement and Research Methodology Award:

(2021) Marcia Gail Headley, University of Delaware

(2020) Stephanie A. Shelton, University of Alabama

(2019) Dan McNeish, Arizona State University

(2018) Minjeong Jeon, University of California, Los Angeles

 

AERA Division D Outstanding Educational Research Methodologies Dissertation Award:

(2021) Zuchao Shen, University of Florida

(2020) David Rousell, RMIT University

(2019) Xu Qin, University of Pittsburg

(2018) Sarah Crinall, Western Sydney University

 

AERA Division D Graduate Student In-Progress Research Award:

(2019) Yi Fend, Emily Srisarajivakul, Sumei Wu


 

 

 

 

 
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