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Research, Educational Measurement, and Psychometrics (REMP)

Ronald K. Hambleton receives the 2006 Messick Award from the American Psychological Association

Ronald K. Hambleton, who holds the title of Distinguished University Professor and is Executive Director of the Center for Educational Assessment at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has received the Samuel J. Messick Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award from Division 5 of the American Psychological Association at their annual meeting, held in New Orleans, LA in August 2006.

This award, endowed by The Educational Testing Service in memory of Dr. Samuel J. Messick, is presented annually to honor a current or former member of Division 5 of APA who has a long and distinguished history of scientific contributions to one or more of the following areas: assessment, evaluation, measurement, research methods, and statistics. Previous recipients of this award are: Peter Bentler (1996), Thomas Cook (1997), Robert Linn (1998), Robert Abelson (1999), Lee Sechrest (2000), Susan Embretson (2001), Robert Rosenthal (2002), R. Darrell Bock (2003), and Douglas Jackson (2004).

The slides from Professor Hambleton's talk (given after his receipt of the Messick Award) can be downloaded as a PDF here.

At the University of Massachusetts, Professor Hambleton teaches graduate-level courses in educational and psychological testing, item response theory and applications, classical test theory models and methods, and offers seminar courses on applied measurement topics. He is co-author or co-editor of nine textbooks including Fundamentals of Item Response Theory and Item Response Theory: Principles and Applications (with H. Swaminathan) and co-editor of the Handbook of Modern Item Response Theory (with Wim van der Linden). He has received several honors and awards for his research including honorary doctorates from Umea University in Sweden and University of Oviedo in Spain, the 1994 National Council on Measurement in Education Award for Life-Time Achievement, the 2003 Association of Test Publisher National Award for Contributions to Computer-Based Testing, and the 2005 E. F. Lindquist Award for career contributions from the American Educational Research Association.

Congratulations, Professor Hambleton!


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