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Past Award Winners

WERA Research Awards:

March 1999 to Carl Hauser for research on “Scaling Running Records Passages for Precise Reading Assessment”

March 2003 to Cathy Taylor for contributions to the research literature on student assessment in Washington State

March 2003 to Debbie McGhee for the study of the “WASL and Higher Education Indicators”

March 2004 to Jeff Fouts for the body of research on Educational Reform

March 2005 to Michael Riley for the body of research on math and science standards

March 2006 Steve Hirsch for research correlating oral reading fluency with WASL performance

March 2007 to SESRC Center – Olympia for the body of work related to college preparation and post-secondary outcomes

March 2012 to Washington State Board of Education for the development of the State Achievement Index


WERA Product Awards:
These awards recognize outstanding professional products related to assessment, evaluation, or research.

March 1999 to the Washington Forest Protection Association for its environmental education materials

March 1999 to the Bethel School District for materials on WASL and norm-referenced testing practices

March 2002 to Geoff Praeger for development of the “Assessment Coordinator’s Notebook”

March 2005 to Sue Shannon for the document “Characteristics of Improved School District: Themes for Research”

March 2005 to Cathy Grimes for her series of newspaper articles in Walla Walla on “No Child Left Behind”

March 2006 to Lesley Klenk, Nikki Elliott-Schuman, and Bev Neitzel for outstanding professional products related to statewide assessments

March 2007 to Mike Knapp and Mike Copland for the series entitled “Improving Leadership for Learning”

March 2012 to Kieran Edmundson for proctor training PowerPoint work

December 2012 to Scott Poirier and Dana Anderson for leadership in the development of eVAL Washington

December 2014 to OSPI Report Card Development Team for Leadership in the Development of the Washington State Report Card

December 2015 to Education Research and Data Center (ERDC) for creating a data system/warehouse

 

WERA Gordon B. Ensign Jr. Service Award:

March 1999 initial award to Gordon B. Ensign

March 2003 to Terry Bergeson

March 2004 to Ken Sirotnik

March 2007 to Peter Hendrickson

March 2008 to Joe Willhoft

December 2012 to Bob Silverman

December 2013 to Ric Williams

December 2014 to Cathy Fromme

December 2015 to Pete Bylsma

 

Art Maser Service Awards:

March 2002 to Jim Nelson

March 2003 to Bob Silverman

March 2004 to Linda Elman

March 2005 to Ric Williams

March 2006 to Joe Kinney

March 2007 to Sylvia Dean

March 2008 to Michael Power

March 2009 to Peter Hendrickson

March 2012 to Phil Dommes

December 2012 to Andrea Meld

December 2013 to Nancy Katims

December 2014 to Kathryn Sprigg

December 2015 to Jodi Bongard

 

Outstanding Dissertation Awards:

March 2007 to Jack Monpas-Huber, doctorate from University of Washington, for his dissertation entitled “School Context and Motivation to Use State Assessment Data as Resource for Improving Classroom Instruction:  A Multilevel Study of High School Teachers in Washington State”

March 2008 to Hilary Loeb for her University of Washington dissertation entitled, “National Board Certification as a Support for Work with Historically Underserved Students: A Case Study of Washington State Teachers.”

April 2011 to David W. Denton, doctorate from Seattle Pacific University, for his dissertation entitled “The Effects of Reflective Thinking on Middle School Students’ Academic Achievement and Perceptions of Related Instructional Practices: A Mixed Methods Study.”

April 2013 to Glenn Malone, doctorate from Washington State University, for his dissertation entitled, “Washington State Superintendents and K-12 Online Learning: Leadership Perceptions, Challenges, and Opportunities.”

March 2016 to Jennifer Bethman, doctorate from Washington State University. for her dissertation entitled, “The Principal Evaluation Process: Principal’s Learning as a Result of the Evaluation Process.”

Assessment Directors’ Network Award:

2005 Pete Bylsma, OSPI

2006 Razak Garoui, OSPI

2007 to Robin Munson, OSPI

2010 Kimberly DeRousie, OSPI

2012 Jeff Katims, Lance Sisco, Lucas Snider-OSPI

Distinguished Paper Award:

March 2014 to Pete Bylsma

December 2014 to Allison Hintz