Outstanding Paper Award

Each year, CERA honors one of its members with the Outstanding Paper Award. Authors of original, unpublished articles contributing to the field of educational research, program evaluation, assessment, accountability, or related topics are invited to submit their papers for consideration for the CERA’s Outstanding Paper Award.

The recipient of the CERA Outstanding Paper Award receives paid conference registration to both CERA’s Annual Conference and to the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Annual Meeting where he or she will represent CERA.

Individuals must be a member of CERA and have their abstract accepted for the CERA Annual Conference in order to apply for the Outstanding Paper Award.

Congratulations to the 2016 Outstanding Paper Award recipients, Christoforos Mamas, Alan J. Daly, Giovanna Schaelli for their work on Socially responsive classrooms for SEND students.

Past Award Recipients

2015
Karen Manship and Heather Quick
American Institute for Research
Impact of California’s Transitional Kindergarten Program
2014
David Stevens
Berkeley Unified School District
 “Building and Utilizing an Academic Support Index”
2013
Daeryong Seo
Indiana State University
 “What Makes High School Asian English Learners Tick?
2012
Tracy Bennett
University of California, Irvine
“Seeing Eye-to-Eye: A Study of Afterschool Alignment and Academic Achievement
2011
Sara M. Najarro
Stanton Elementary School, Glendora Unified School District
“Impact on Kindergarten Entrance Age on Academic Achievement: A Longitudinal Study”
2010
Hae Seong Park, Ph.D
Azusa Pacific University
“Factors Associated with Academic Achievement of Academically Talented Students: A Comparison of Four Ethnic Groups”
2009
Blessing Tendau Mupanduki
Azusa Pacific University
“The Effectiveness of a Standards-based Integrated Chemistry & Mathematics Curriculum on Improving the Academic Achievement in Chemistry for High School Students in Southern California”
2007
I. Phillip Young
University of California, Davis
“Effects of Principal’s Pay and Pay Satisfaction for Student Achievement at the Elementary School Level”
2006
I. Phillip Young
University of California, Davis
“Color of Money Compared to Color of Principals: An Assessment of Pay for Male Elementary School Principals Varying in Surname (Hispanic vs. Non-Hispanic)”
2005
Nazanin Zargarpur
Claremont Graduate University
 “A Collective Inquiry Response to High-Stakes Accountability”