Jeremy Kilpatrick has been a leader in national and international education as a teacher and researcher. He is recognized in the United States and abroad as a scholar who is deeply knowledgeable about the history of mathematics education and the traditions of research and scholarship. His edited translation of the works of V. A. Krutetskii brought the work of that influential Soviet psychologist to the attention of U.S. researchers.
Kilpatrick also devoted his scholarly attention to mathematics assessment and has been active in the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the Third International Mathematics and Science Study, and the Programme for International Student Assessment. He is also a member of the National Research Council's Board on International Comparative Studies in Education.
Kilpatrick's service to NCTM spans his career and reflects the diversity of his experience. He was on the Publications Committee and has contributed to the organization through his work on various research and standards projects. One nominator credited his leadership for ensuring that the
Principles and Standards for School Mathematics
document was firmly grounded in research. Another of Kilpatrick's notable achievements was his work as editor of NCTM's
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
from 1982 to 1988.