Professor Susu Zhang named as the 2022 National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) recipient of the Alicia Cascallar Award for an Outstanding Paper by an Early Career Scholar. The NCME selected Dr. Zhang for her work in the role and utility of process data in educational measurement. Dr. Zhang develops a coherent and general framework to organize process data into a feature vector and then incorporate these features into the scoring procedures for achievement data. Professor Zhang is a joint assistant professor of statistics and of psychology.
The Alicia Cascallar Award for an Outstanding Paper by an Early Career Scholar has been established to honor Alicia’s professional commitment and accomplishments and to continue her practice of mentoring and encouraging promising new scholars in educational measurement. The award will be given to an early career scholar for an outstanding paper presented at one of the three most recent NCME annual meetings. The 2022 Annual Meeting is set to take place from April 21-24 in San Diego, California.