Sponsored by the American Educational Research Association and the American College Testing Program, the Lindquist Award is named after the scholar and researcher who founded the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and was co-founder of ACT.
"Through his work and efforts, Dr. Madaus has been and continues to be one of the most significant individuals in guiding professional practice," reads the award citation. "He is ever vigilant of and responsive to the need for, and the consequences of, assessment as it affects students, instructors, institutions, and public policy."
The citation also lauds Madaus for his leadership roles, including his service as president of the National Council on Measurement in Education and as executive director of the National Commission on Testing and Public Policy, through which he "helped to shape the criteria and expectations by which the profession judges itself, holds itself accountable, establishes criteria and expectations, and meets its ethical and moral obligations."
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