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Congratulations to Jim Pellegrino, co-leader of Illinois Learning Standards in Science!

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s Learning Sciences Research Institute, or LSRI, has been tapped to lead a two-year collaboration with 24 top Illinois science educators. The educators will develop clusters of items to be used on the Illinois Science Assessment, or ISA, the state’s annual science test administered to students enrolled in a public school district in grades 5, 8 and 11. Co-leader of the project is James Pellegrino, co-director of LSRI, who has produced influential research related to student learning, instruction and assessment for more than 30 years. He is a frequent leader of local and national large-scale research and development projects focused on assessment of student learning in various areas of mathematics and science, from kindergarten through college.