At the invitation of U of I President Tim Killeen and UIC Chancellor Michael Amiridis, Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, NSF Assistant Director for Education and Human Resources, dedicated a full day at UIC on Monday, September 19th.
The Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minn.) quotes Dr. James Pellegrino, co-director of the Learning Sciences Research Institute at UIC and distinguished professor of liberal arts and sciences, psychology and education, in a story looking at the transition of some schools to more of a digital emphasis in classrooms.
Grandkids on the beach. Chinese "curses." Science proficiency in schools. Listen to LSRI Co-director Jim Pellegrino at his finest as he talks about challenges and opportunities in science assessments in the nation's public schools at a recent talk at the CRESST Distinguished Scholar Colloquium Series at UCLA in May.
LSRI Co-director Jim Pellegrino said that he and fellow crafters of new criteria for high-quality assessment that aligns with impending Common Core curricula envision a "suite" of assessments, not just one summative test.