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Van der Linden receives Lindquist Award

Dr. Wim van der LindenPhoto credit:
Univ. of Twente
At the 2009 meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Professor Wim van der Linden of CTB/McGraw-Hill was awarded the E. F. Lindquist Award to recognize his outstanding contributions to the field of educational measurement. The faculty and students in the Center for Educational Assessment at UMass are proud of their association with Professor van der Linden and are very pleased with his selection as the 2009 recipient of the Lindquist Award.

A longtime visiting professor at UMass, Professor van der Linden is Chief Research Scientist at CTB/McGraw-HIll, and prior to that was Professor of Measurement and Data Analysis, Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, University of Twente, The Netherlands. He earned his Ph.D. in 1980 from the University of Amsterdam, and his research has appeared in all the major international journals in the field of psychometrics. Professor van der Linden has authored, co-authored, and edited a number of measurement texts, including Linear Models for Test Design, Computerized Adaptive Testing: Theory and Practice (with Cees Glas), and the Handbook of Modern Item Response Theory (with Ronald K. Hambleton). He recently received the 2006 Career Achievement Award from the Association of Test Publishers, and was similarly recognized by the National Council on Measurement in Education with their Career Achievement Award in 2005.

Named in honor of an outstanding scholar and researcher, the E. F. Lindquist Award is presented jointly by the American Educational Research Association and the American College Testing Program on an annual basis in recognition of outstanding applied or theoretical research in the field of testing and measurement. The award is meant to acknowledge a body of research of an empirical, theoretical, or integrative nature rather than a single study. Although it is not required that the research have led directly to improved educational practices, it should nevertheless be rich in suggestions for additional research that does hold such promise. Particular emphasis will be given to research that has advanced the companion goals of greater understanding and improved use of testing and measurement techniques. Awardees may include individuals conducting research in a broad array of disciplines, such as education and psychology.

Click here for more information about the E.F. Lindquist award, including previous recipients (UMass' own Professor Ronald K. Hambleton received this honor in 2005).


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