The vision of the Consortium for Research on Educational Assessment and Teaching Effectiveness (CREATE) is improved student learning, development, and achievement in PK-12 schools, institutes of higher education, and other educational settings.
The CREATE Board of Directors is pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 Jason Millman Award: Dr. James H. McMillan, Professor of Educational Psychology, Research, and Measurement at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. McMillan was presented the award at CREATE’s 26th Annual Conference in Virginia Beach on October 6, 2017. The Millman Award, created in 1998 as a tribute to Jason Millman, was established to recognize scholars whose cumulative work has advanced the field of educational assessment and evaluation in the service of education. Over the past 40 years, Dr. McMillan has earned a reputation as a leading expert on educational assessment through his many contributions to the field.
The Millman Award, created in 1998 as a tribute to Jason Millman, was established to recognize scholars whose body of work in the field of educational evaluation and assessment had contributed greatly to the field, advancing the use of educational evaluation and assessment in the service of education.
From Journal of Personnel Evaluation in Education, March 2000, Vol. 14, No. 1, p. 95
"The establishment, by the Consortium for Research on Educational Assessment and Teaching Effectiveness (CREATE), of the annual Jason Millman Memorial Award and Lecture is a fitting tribute to a man who was a giant in the fields of educational research, measurement, and evaluation. The awards and lectures will help CREATE sustain the memories of Dr. Millman's profound contributions: his warm, caring support and friendship to many evaluators and editors and his help in establishing CREATE as a viable organization.
Jason was a wonderful human being and the consummate scholar. He will long be remembered for his gentleness, great intelligence, optimism, sense of humor, humility, strong family values, dedication to students, cutting-edge inquiry skills, incisive publications, leadership in professional associations, excellent service on policy boards, and superlative editing of professional publications.
Dr. Millman was a leader in advancing student assessment, teacher evaluation, credentialing of professionals, standards-setting, and other areas. He wrote widely on new technologies and approaches to teacher assessment, including performance-based measures of teaching competence and also the use of student achievement measures to assess teacher effectiveness. Among his many influential publications are the 1981 Handbook of Teacher Evaluation and its 1990 sequel with Linda Darling-Hammond."