Nominations for 2021 are open. The deadline to submit a nomination is November 15, 2020.  

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

Eligibility: In March 2021, the recipient must be within seven years of earning the doctoral degree (i.e., must have received his/her degree in 2014 or later).

Recognition: The honoree(s) will be recognized at the SREE 2021 Meeting 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 December 15.

Nominations: Both self-nominations and nominations of others will be accepted.

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] in one email, with the exception of the letter of support, which may be sent separately if desired. Materials must be received by 11:59 PM PT, November 15, 2020.

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

2019 Early Career Award Winners:   Luke Miratrix, Harvard University, and Sharon Wolf, University of Pennsylvania
2020 Early Career Award Winners:  Josh Polanin, American Institutes for Research, and and Meghan McCormick, MDRC






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 (2019), 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 winner(s) will be recognized at the 2021 SREE Conference and will receive a plaque. The winner(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.

Past winners:

2019:  Sharon Wolf, J. Lawrence Aber, Jere R. Behrman, & Edward Tsinigo (2019) for Experimental Impacts of the 'Quality Preschool for Ghana' Interventions on Teacher Professional Well-Being, Classroom Quality, and Children’s School Readiness2:1, DOI: 10.1080/19345747.2018.1517199

2018:  Luke Miratrix, Jane Furey, Avi Feller, Todd Grindal & Lindsay C. Page (2018)  for Bounding, An Accessible Method for Estimating Principal Causal Effects, Examined and Explained, Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 11:1, 133-162, DOI: 10.1080/19345747.2017.1379576

2017: Julie A. Edmunds, Fatih Unlu, Elizabeth Glennie, Lawrence Bernstein, Lily Fesler, Jane Furey, and Nina Arshavsky for Smoothing the Transition to Postsecondary Education: The Impact of the Early College Model

2017: Howard S. Bloom, Stephen W. Raudenbush, Michael J. Weiss, and 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