Now Accepting nominations through April 14, 2023

This award recognizes early career scholars whose work has advanced rigorous research relevant to educational practice. 

Eligibility: In March 2023, the recipient must be within seven years of earning the doctoral degree (i.e., must have received his/her degree in 2016 or later).   
Note: If a candidate took an extended professional leave of absence or had an interruption in their work due to unforeseen circumstances, the candidate can have an extension to the seven year period specified. The candidate does not need to provide details in their application but should indicate that they are applying under this clause, and note the length of time they were on extended leave or had their work paused due to the interruption. 
Recognition: The honoree(s) will be recognized at the SREE Conference and will receive a $1000 award, a plaque, and an opportunity to organize a panel or symposium session at the Conference. The honoree(s) will be notified by the end of April - early May.

Nominations: Both self-nominations and nominations of others will be accepted. If you’d like to nominate someone with whom you do not have a direct relationship, you can submit their name and SREE will reach out for the requested material on your behalf.

Nominations must include an up-to-date CV, a one-page summary of contributions written by the nominee, and a 1-2 page letter of support provided by an advisor or colleague. The summary of contributions and the letter of support together would ideally address the following domains: (1) quality of research; (2) relevance / contributions of research to educational practice; and (3) contributions to / participation in SREE. All materials should be sent to [email protected] as a single PDF, with the exception of the letter of support, which may be sent separately if desired. Be sure your name is on the application. Materials must be received by 11:59 PM PT, April 14, 2023.

Criteria for selection: (1) quality of research; (2) relevance / contributions of research to educational practice; and (3) contributions to / participation in SREE and/or causal education research.


2022 Early Career Award Recipients: A. Brooks Bowden, University of Pennsylvania, Avi Feller, University of California - Berkeley, and Jim Soland, University of Virginia

2021 Early Career Award Recipients: Matthew Kraft, Brown University, and Dana Charles McCoy, Harvard University

2020 Early Career Award Recipients: Josh Polanin, American Institutes for Research, and Meghan McCormick, MDRC

2019 Early Career Award Recipients: Luke Miratrix, Harvard University, and Sharon Wolf, University of Pennsylvania



This award recognizes the contributions of authors to the Society’s journal, Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness (JREE). Among all articles published in JREE in the prior calendar year (2021), one or more outstanding articles will be recognized with this award.

Eligibility: For the award given in March, author(s) of a paper published in JREE in the preceding year.

Selection Committee: The selection process will be conducted by the JREE editorial team. There is no application or external nomination process.

Recognition: The recipient(s) will be recognized at the SREE 2021 Conference and will receive a plaque. The recipient(s) will be notified by January 31, 2021.

Criteria for selection: The paper provides a model example of rigorous evaluation of an educational innovation, a particularly important methodological advance, or a thorough and impactful review of theory, contexts, or mechanisms of educational processes.

2021 JREE Outstanding Article Award Recipients: Mengli Song, Andrew J. Wayne, Michael S. Garet, Seth Brown & Jordan Rickles for Impact of Providing Teachers and Principals with Performance Feedback on Their Practice and Student Achievement: Evidence from a Large-Scale Randomized ExperimentJournal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 14:2, 353-378, DOI: 10.1080/19345747.2020.1868030

2020 JREE Outstanding Article Award Recipients: Dan Goldhaber, John M. Krieg & Roddy Theobald for Exploring the Impact of Student Teaching Apprenticeships on Student Achievement and Mentor TeachersJournal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 13:2, DOI: 10.1080/19345747.2019.1698087

2019 JREE Outstanding Article Award Recipients: Sharon Wolf, J. Lawrence Aber, Jere R. Behrman & Edward Tsinigo for Experimental Impacts of the 'Quality Preschool for Ghana' Interventions on Teacher Professional Well-Being, Classroom Quality, and Children’s School Readiness, Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness12:1, DOI: 10.1080/19345747.2018.1517199

2018 JREE Outstanding Article Award Recipients: Luke Miratrix, Jane Furey, Avi Feller, Todd Grindal & Lindsay C. Page for Bounding, An Accessible Method for Estimating Principal Causal Effects, Examined and Explained, Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness11:1, 133-162, DOI: 10.1080/19345747.2017.1379576

2017 JREE Outstanding Article Award Recipients: Julie A. Edmunds, Fatih Unlu, Elizabeth Glennie, Lawrence Bernstein, Lily Fesler, Jane Furey & Nina Arshavsky for Smoothing the Transition to Postsecondary Education: The Impact of the Early College Model, Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness10:2, 297-325, DOI: 10.1080/19345747.2016.1191574

Howard S. Bloom, Stephen W. Raudenbush, Michael J. Weiss & Kristin Porter for Using Multisite Experiments to Study Cross-Site Variation in Treatment Effects: A Hybrid Approach with Fixed Intercepts and a Random Treatment Coefficient, Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness10:4, 817-842, DOI: 10.1080/19345747.2016.1264518



Now Accepting Nominations for 2023!

Submit Your Nominations Here

The Hedges Lecture is a much-anticipated highlight of the yearly SREE conference. Offered by an individual who has made notable contributions to methods in education research, the lecture challenges the audience to think more critically, deeply, and expansively about the methods we use. The lecture bears the name of Larry Hedges to honor his work in advancing research methods in education and social science and his part in founding the Society, which supports continuous improvement in the field.

The SREE board of directors is requesting nominations for the 2023 Hedges Lecturer. In making your nomination, please consider the individual's:

  • Contributions to advancing research methods in education
  • Potential for offering an engaging, thought-provoking lecture
  • Involvement with SREE

Please submit your nomination here. You will be asked to provide the name of your nominee, why they deserve this honor, and why you think they would give an engaging lecture. 

The deadline is March 15, 2023.

2022 Hedges Lecturer: Barbara Schneider, Michigan State University, Observing Equity and Inclusion in Effectiveness Research

2021 Hedges Lecturer: David Francis, University of Houston, Are We There Yet? Reflections on 35 Years of Statistical Journeys into the Science of Reading, Language, Learning, and Education

2020 Hedges LecturerStephen Raudenbush, University of Chicago, Mobilizing Evidence to Reduce Educational Inequality: A Life-Course Perspective

2019 Hedges LecturerJudith Singer, Harvard University, Shaping the Arc of Educational Research

2018 Hedges LecturerAndrew Gelman, Columbia University, Evidence-Based Practice Is a Two-Way Street

2017 Hedges LecturerEsther Duflo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, From Research to Policy: The Tortuous Process of Mainstreaming an Effective Education Intervention

2016 Hedges LecturerLarry V. Hedges, Northwestern University, Challenges in Building Usable Knowledge in Education