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. Messick, a distinguished research scientist at Educational

Sireci’s research is primarily in educational test development and evaluation, particularly issues of validity, cross-lingual assessment, standard setting, and computer-based testing. He is on several advisory committees including committees for Texas and Puerto Rico, and is a Fellow of AERA, a Fellow of Division 5 of APA, and past co-editor of the International Journal of Testing and the Journal of Applied Testing Technology. He was President of NERA and a member of the Board of Directors for NCME.  His awards include the School of Education’s Outstanding Teacher Award, Chancellor’s Medal, Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity, and Conti Faculty Fellowship from UMass Amherst; the Award for Distinguished Mentoring from NERA, and the Unsung Hero award from Loyola College Rugby. In his spare time he likes to play guitar, go to the gym, and body surf.

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