The National Council on Measurement in Education has named Professor Emeritus William Stout as the recipient of the NCME Award for Career Contributions to Educational Measurement. This award honors a person whose contributions over a career have had a widespread positive impact on the field. Over the past four decades, Professor Stout has been the catalyst for fundamental paradigm shifts in psychometric and educational measurement research. Not only has he been a leader in the vanguard of theoretical work that blends modern statistical and psychometric perspectives, but also his work has led to an impressive array of new applied methodologies in educational testing, implemented in several practitioner-oriented computer packages. In addition, Bill Stout is perhaps without peer as a mentor to graduate students in measurement.
The NCME Award for Career Contributions to Educational Measurement is an annual award presented to the recipient at the NCME annual meeting. 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 2022 NCME Annual Meeting will be held from April 21-24, 2022 in San Diego, California.
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