Monterey, CA, March 7, 2016 – Pacific Metrics, a leading provider of
assessment technology solutions, is pleased to announce that Wim J.
van der Linden, Ph.D. has been awarded the prestigious Career Award
for Lifetime Achievement by the Psychometric Society.
The award honors individuals whose publications, presentations, and
professional activities over a career have had a widespread positive
impact on the field of psychometrics. These contributions may include
important theoretical or methodological developments, applications of
psychometric theory and methods that have influenced substantive
research in psychology, educational measurement or related fields, or
innovative ideas that have significantly affected psychometric practices.

Dr. van der Linden’s research includes item response theory, adaptive
testing, optimal test design, response time modeling, and the statistical
detection of cheating on tests. He is an earlier recipient of career
awards by the Association of Test Publishers and the National Council
on Measurement in Education, the Lindquist Award by the American
Educational Research Association, and was awarded an Honorary
Doctorate from Umea University, Sweden, in 2008.
“I am quite honored to receive this award,” said Dr. van der Linden. “It
is heartwarming to be recognized by my academic and industry peers
for a lifetime of work dedicated to the advancement of the field of

As the recipient of this annual award, Dr. van der Linden has been
invited to present a keynote lecture at the 2016 International Meeting
of the Psychometric Society (IMPS 2016) in Asheville, North Carolina.

“The recent recognition of Dr. van der Linden’s body of work by the
Psychometric Society is a testament to the experience and professional
caliber of the subject matter experts that make up our team,” said Bob
Guerin, President of Pacific Metrics. “We are very proud to count Dr.
van der Linden among our roster of notable names from the field of

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