Jan. 23, 1997
Vol. 16, No. 9

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    Hedges elected to academy

    Larry Hedges, the Stella M. Rowley Professor in Education and one of the nation's leading scholars of educational evaluation techniques, has been elected to the National Academy of Education.

    Hedges, a faculty member since 1980, is an expert on the application of statistical methods to education and other social sciences as well as public policy. He has also contributed to the development of statistical methods for combining information from different research studies (often called meta-analysis). These methods have been widely used in public policy studies and in the social, biological and medical sciences.

    A consultant to national leaders on educational matters, Hedges has served on several National Research Council committees and is currently a member of the council's Committee on the Evaluation of the National and State Assessments of Educational Progress.