NCME Career Contributions Award

Call for Nominations for the 2015 NCME Award for 
Career Contributions to Educational Measurement

The NCME Award for Career Contributions to Educational Measurement is a bi-annual award and honors a person whose contributions over a career have had a widespread positive impact on the field of educational measurement. These influential contributions might include one or more of the following:  theoretical or technical developments; ideas or conceptualizations of information to the public about educational measurement that has widely influence public understanding; and/or applications of theory through procedures, instrument, or program development that have influenced broadly the nature of measurement and practice. 

The recipient of the award will be announced by November 1, 2014 and will receive a monetary award of $3,000. There will be a plenary award ceremony with an invited presentation by the award recipient at the 2015 Annual Meeting. 

A nomination must include an electronic copy (or 8 paper copies) of: (1) a one- or two- page summary of the nature, significance, and impact of the nominee’s contribution to the field of educational measurement; and (2) an up-to-date vita of the nominee.  Additional supporting documentation is also welcome. Nominations from one year are carried over for consideration for the next award. Updated materials are encouraged for nominees who will be reconsidered.  Nominations should be made by an NCME member.

The nominator and the nominee agree that the nominee will not be a candidate for a similar AERA award in 2015 or a candidate for additional NCME awards that will be given during the 2015 Annual Meeting.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  1. Overall impact of the individual’s contributions to the field through theoretical contributions to measurement methodology, applied research that has influenced the work of many other researchers, insightful analyses that have influence the thought of measurement professional and policy makers, and/or the development of instruments that have set standards of excellence in testing.
  2. Scholarship in the field of measurement through publications that have material advanced the use of measurement in education and education-related contexts; publications that have had a pronounced effect on measurement practices and research; publications that have significantly advanced the measurement training of teachers, administrators, test developers, and others who use educational measurement in their daily work; and/or publications that have helped to resolve long-standing problems, addressed important social issues, attacked problems that few others have been willing or able to consider, or provided new and critical insights.
  3. Service to the profession through contributions to professional organizations, including service on committees, editorial committees, editorial activities, and office holding (with particular emphasis on NCME service) and/or through consultation, speaking, advocacy, recruitment, and willingness to accept responsibilities of leadership.

Submit an electronic version (or 8 copies) of all materials by August 1, 2014 to:

Suzanne Lane
(sl@pitt.edu)
5916 Posvar Hall
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

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