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Release: March 26, 1999

UI professor emeritus Feldt receives Rutgers Distinguished Service Award

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Rutgers University has given University of Iowa professor emeritus Leonard S. Feldt, former head of the Iowa Testing Programs in the UI College of Education, a 1999 Distinguished Service Award.

The award, first presented in 1959, is given annually to up to four Rutgers alumni who have rendered "outstanding" service to the Rutgers Graduate School of Education and the field of education in general.

Feldt left Rutgers in 1951 after receiving his bachelor's and master's degrees in education. He received his doctorate from the University of Iowa Educational Measurement program in 1954 and joined the UI faculty as an assistant professor of educational testing and statistics.

In 1981, Feldt was selected to fill the Lindquist Distinguished Professorship in Educational Measurement and was appointed head of the Iowa Testing Programs, which produces the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and Iowa Tests of Educational Development.

He retired in 1995 as a professor emeritus and lives in Iowa City.