UIC professor to speak on core standards ‘race’

James W. Pellegrino
James W. Pellegrino

NIU’s Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy (CISLL) will welcome University of Chicago professor James W. Pellegrino for a Thursday, Sept. 15, lecture.

Pellegrino, Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor and Distinguished Professor of Education at UIC, will speak on “Promises & Pitfalls in the Drive Toward Common State Standards and Common Assessments: The Good, The Bad, and The Possibly Ugly.”

He has authored or co-authored more than 250 books, chapters, journal articles and reports in the areas of cognition, instruction and assessment. He also has made numerous invited presentations at local, state, national and international meetings and at universities throughout the world.

Pellegrino currently serves on technical advisory committees for both state-led consortia focused on developing assessments of the Common Core State StandardsPARCC and SBAC — under the U.S. Department of Educations’s Race to the Top Assessment Program.

The lecture takes place from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center. Light refreshments will be served at 3:45 p.m.

Call (815) 753-5793 or email cisll@niu.edu for more information.

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