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Congratulations to Jim Pellegrino

Jim Pellegrino wins prestigious AERA award

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

Pellegrino won the award because during the past four decades, he has contributed substantially to the field, where he has worked to connect cognitive and learning sciences theory to assessment policy and practices. His leadership of and participation with National Research Council committees have resulted in policy proposals that address the complex problems that confront contemporary educational assessment, from improving NAEP to measuring 21st century skills. Pellegrino also has helped create a vision for the future of learning assessment. His research has influenced what happens in classrooms in the United States and abroad, and has helped shape military research and development, as well as national policy.

Pellegrino also is a Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor, and a Distinguished Professor of Education. His research and development interests focus on children's and adult's thinking and learning and the implications of cognitive research and theory for assessment and instructional practice. His research and writing have focused on the role of cognitive theory and technology in educational reform, and in translating results from the educational and psychological research arenas into implications for practitioners and policy makers.

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