American Institutes for Research Expert Receives Prestigious Bradley Hanson Award from the National Council on Measurement in Education

New Orleans – Werner Wothke, a principal statistician at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), has been awarded the prestigious Bradley Hanson Award for 2011 by the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME).

The award was presented in recognition of Wothke’s efforts to develop psychometric software that serves as an open source teaching and research tool. “I am honored to receive this award and am grateful for the recognition of the work we are doing,” he said.

The award, which was presented during NCME’s annual meeting in New Orleans, was created to honor contributions to the field of educational measurement.

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