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A high-level commission of educators, researchers and policy analysts is calling on state and federal policymakers to commit to a long-term plan to significantly change assessments so that they place a greater emphasis on providing timely and valuable information to students and teachers.

James Pellegrino, co-director of the Learning Sciences Research Institute, has won the 2013 American Educational Research Association’s Robert L. Linn Distinguished Address Award.

Philip Wagreich, a former professor of mathematics, statistics, and computer science and a professor of learning sciences, has been named UIC's 2012 Honorary Innovator of the Year. 

Josh Radinsky, an associate professor with LSRI, has been named co-editor in chief of The Journal of Learning Sciences, the premier publication of the field.

Education Week quotes LSRI Co-Director Jim Pellegrino on taking the time to develop the right assessments for the nation's new science sta

Learning Sciences and Math professor Alison Castro Superfine has been selected by a group of peers to receive UIC's 2011-2012 Teaching Recognition Award.

Susan Goldman has been elected to the National Academy of Education. Members are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship or outstanding contributions to education.

Susan Goldman is the inaugural recipient of the LRDC Distinguished Alumni Award. Goldman is  a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

LSRI is featured in the newest edition of AtLAS, the newsletter of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

UIC’s Learning Sciences Research Institute is a partner in two science education research grants totaling $2.8 million.