Northwest Evaluation Association™ (NWEA™) is committed to supporting the next generation of researchers and scholars with the Kingsbury Research Award. Named in honor of Dr. Gage Kingsbury, a pioneer in adaptive achievement testing, these awards are designed to help graduate students and university researchers without project funding further their research goals and projects. The purpose of the award is to make our anonymized longitudinal student achievement data available to graduate students and university researchers without financial support.
Kingsbury Award recipients
The Ohio State University Department of Sociology. Joseph Merry received a data award to support his dissertation research on the role of schools in the context of economic inequality. His paper Education in the Era of Rising Inequality: Are Schools Becoming the Great(er) Equalizer? analyzes longitudinal student achievement data to understand how school and outside-of-school influences impact school effectiveness.
University of Arkansas. Dr. Woodworth is a Research Associate at the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University. In Does Assessment Selection Matter When Computing Teacher Value-Added Measures?, he analyzed the error variance produced by value-added models using different assessments.
Colorado State University School of Education and School of Teacher Education. Dr. Rambo received a data award for her report Summer Growth Patterns in Gifted Students. The report looks at summer growth patterns and assesses the impact of schools on high achievers.
University of Arkansas. Ms. Egalite is a doctoral academy fellow, and her co-author Brian Kisida is a research associate. They received a data award to look at student achievement impacts related to school size. The researchers evaluated students from more than 2800 schools over four years and concluded that school size has a meaningful impact on student achievement.