CONTACT: STEPHEN PRADARELLI
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
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
He retired in 1995 as a professor emeritus and lives in Iowa City.