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Hua-Hua Chang Receives 2021 Career Contributions Award


Dr. Hua-Hua Chang, Professor of Educational Psychology and Research Methodology, Professor of Statistics (Courtesy), received the 2021 Award for Career Contributions from the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME), a professional organization for individuals involved in assessment, evaluation, testing, and other aspects of educational measurement.

The NCME Career Contributions Award is presented annually to honor educational contributions having a widespread positive impact on the field of educational measurement. Winners receive a monetary award of $3,000 and are honored in a plenary award ceremony at the annual meeting of the NCME.

Chang, who received his PhD in Statistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1992, is a fellow of both the American Statistical Association and American Educational Research Association. His research has focused primarily on improving educational measurements and he has made numerous pioneering contributions to several areas, such as computerized adaptive testing, cognitive diagnosis modeling, statistically screening potentially biased items, and foundation of item response theory. 

Chang has made pivotal influences on the field of education with over 150 chapters, books, encyclopedia entries and refereed journal articles that have influenced many scholars in the field.

Chang has served as the president of the Psychometric Society, director of the Confucius Institute of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, leader of the Psychometric Instructional and Research Laboratory at Purdue University, as the editor-in-chief of Applied Psychological Measurement, and as an editorial board member for the Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics and the American Statistician. Dr. Chang has also served as a panel member for the National Science Foundation, the Institute of Educational Sciences, and other national and international organizations.

As teacher, mentor and advisor, Chang has 23 years of exceptional ability in and devotion to teaching and mentoring in the field of measurement and quantitative methods, which has benefited numerous young scholars. 

Dr. Chang will donate the $3,000 monetary award to the Educational Psychology Program in the Department of Educational Studies to support faculty and graduate students’ activities.

Learn more about Dr. Hua-Hua Chang:

Source: Dr. Hua-Hua Chang,, (765) 494-9625

Purdue Department of Statistics, 150 N. University St, West Lafayette, IN 47907

Phone: (765) 494-6030, Fax: (765) 494-0558

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