On behalf of the Robert L. Linn Memorial Award committee, CRESST is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2018 Robert L. Linn Memorial Lecture Award. Professor Xin Tao of Beijing Normal University has been chosen as the 2018 recipient for his scholarly contributions, his policy advisory work, his service to the profession, and his intellectual and organizational leadership of the practice of modern educational assessment. Apart from his technical contributions, Dr. Xin has been deeply committed to and involved in translating research into high-level policies and large-scale projects that have systematized modern educational assessment and evaluation practices in China.
The Robert L. Linn Memorial Lecture Award recognizes mid-career scholars who have made important and integrative contributions to the field of educational measurement. Each year, the recipient of this award is recognized during the AERA and NCME annual meetings and delivers a lecture to faculty, students, and invited policy and practice leaders at convenings held alternately at the University of Colorado Boulder and at UCLA. This year, the convening will be held at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center as an event at CRESSTCon’18 (Oct. 1-2, 2018).
This award was established to honor and extend the legacy of Robert L. Linn. In addition to his deep and extensive contributions to testing and assessment, Bob Linn was also a long-time CRESST Co-Director. The award was established by Ms. Joyce Linn.