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COE professor receives award

George Engelhard Jr.

George Engelhard, a professor in the College of Education’s educational psychology department, received the 2015 Qiyas Award for Excellence in Educational Assessment (outstanding scholarly work) in December at the National Center for Assessment’s second international conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The Qiyas Award was established in 2014 to promote excellence in the field of educational measurement, assessment and evaluation. The National Center for Assessment selected Engelhard for the award based on his contributions to the field of education, his scholarly work and for his book Invariant Measurement: Using Rasch Models in the Social, Behavioral and Health Sciences.

During the conference’s opening ceremony, Engelhard—the only scholar honored at the event—officially accepted a certificate of merit, as well as a monetary award of over $25,000 from Prince Dr. Faisal bin Abdullah Al-Mishari Al Saud, president of NCA.