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Sireci selected for Samuel J. Messick Award

Stephen G. Sireci, professor of psychometrics and director of the College of Education’s Center for Educational Assessment, was selected to receive the 2017 Samuel J. Messick Memorial Lecture Award sponsored by the Educational Testing Service. This award identifies a recipient who will deliver a major address that will be “of great potential relevance to the improvement of foreign or second language testing practices” at the joint annual meeting of the International Testing Association and the Language Testing Research Colloquium. The award is given in honor of the late Samuel J.

Madden and Axelrod selected for Innovate@ Symposia

Sandy Madden, associate professor, and Ysaaca Axelrod, assistant professor, both of the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, were selected through a highly competitive process to participate in the 2016-17 Innovate@ symposia to be held at UMass Amherst in October 2016 and February 2017.

Six students awarded REAL fellowships

Sybing, Taylor, Boyd, Santiago-Ortiz, Smith, Torres

Six College of Education graduate students received Research Enhancement and Leadership (REAL) fellowships from the Graduate School. They are: Roehl Sybing, language, literacy and culture concentration; Darius Taylor, research, educational measurement and psychometrics (REMP) concentration; and Amari Boyd, Aurora Santiago-Ortiz, Alisha Smith and Andrew Torres, all in the social justice education concentration. The REAL program is designed to facilitate the recruitment and success of minority students, enrich the university’s intellectual community, and help diversify the professoriate.

Three alumni awarded for excellence in mathematics and science teaching

Obama Cites Three Education Alumni for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

UMassAmherst News
August 29, 2016

The College of Education can claim as its own at least three of the 213 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching announced by President Barack Obama on Aug. 22.

College Convocation Sept. 16 - POSTPONED

With Dr. Beverly Tatum

book coverTo mark the start of the new academic year, the college’s Convocation will be held on September 16 from 10:00am to 11:30am in the Cape Cod Lounge, Student Union, and will include a major address by Dr. Beverly Tatum.  Dr.

Woodland awarded NSF grant for computer science models for schools

Woodland and UMass researchers awarded NSF grant to create computer science models usable in high-needs schools

Graduate Student Orientation

College of Education’s
Graduate Student Orientation
Wednesday, August 31

Students, faculty and staff...please join us!

8:30 am   Light breakfast in The Hub, sign-in at Welcome Desk
9:30 am   Program begins: Dean’s welcome, Ray’s info session, meet the   faculty and staff, fun interactive session
10:30 am Community-building activity for all
11:30 am Learning centers
12:30 pm Barbecue, entertainment by our college musicians
1:30 pm   Concentration-specific sessions

Please let us know if you will attend  

Hambleton Receives Thomas Oakland Award for Contributions to Testing, Assessment

Ronald K. Hambleton, Distinguished University Professor and executive director of the College of Education’s Center for Educational Assessment, has received the inaugural Thomas Oakland Award for Distinguished Contributions to Testing and Assessment from the International Test Commission (ITC).

The ITC is an association of national psychological associations, test commissions, publishers and other organizations committed to promoting effective testing and assessment policies and to the proper development, evaluation and uses of educational and psychological instruments.

Wright honored as a top state educator

Keith Wright (M.Ed. 2007), a science teacher at Springfield Renaissance School and a finalist for the 2015 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science, was among those who were honored as the state’s top educators by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education at a “Ceremony to Honor Excellence in Teaching” held at the State House in Boston on Wednesday, June 14. Wright is a Master Teaching Fellow in the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce S2TLC project in the College of Education.

Murphy served on Chancellor’s Undergraduate Advisory Council

Fallon Murphy, an education major, served on the 2015-16 Chancellor’s Undergraduate Advisory Council, which meets monthly with Chancellor Subbaswamy. Murphy, who plans a career in teaching, said that the experience has “sparked” her interest in educational policy and administration. She was nominated to serve on the Council by Camille Cammack, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies.

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