Edward Haertel wins national educational psychology award

Edward Haertel
Edward Haertel

The American Psychological Association’s division on educational psychology has awarded EDWARD HAERTEL, professor emeritus at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, its most prestigious prize.

The E.L. Thorndike Career Achievement Award is given each year for substantial contributions to educational psychology. Haertel, an expert on K-12 testing and assessment, will receive the honor and deliver an address at the association’s annual conference in August 2017 in Washington, D.C.

Haertel, who retired in 2012 as the Jacks Family Professor of Education after more than three decades on the Stanford faculty, has been closely involved, for example, in the creation and maintenance of California’s school accountability system over the last 30 years. He helped craft the state’s response to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and is helping now with plans to meet the new requirements in the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015.

“The committee members were not only impressed with how productive Ed has been through decades of research, but also with his substantial contributions to practice — specifically, how educators assess student learning,” said Tim Urdan, chair of the selection committee and an education and psychology professor at Santa Clara University.

The award adds to Haertel’s long list of accolades. Earlier this year, the American Enterprise Institute named Haertel one of the 200 most influential national scholars shaping education policy and practice.

See the full story on the Graduate School of Education website.