Expert in literacy development to speak Nov. 9

John P. Sabatini
John P. Sabatini

John P. Sabatini, a senior research scientist at the Princeton, N.J.-based Educational Testing Service, will visit the NIU campus Wednesday, Nov. 9, as a guest of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language & Literacy.

Sabatini will speak on “The Role of Cognitive Assessments of Reading Comprehension in the New World Order of the Common Core State Standards: Progress on Two Multi-­Year, Research-­Based Initiatives.”

The lecture begins at 2 p.m. in Room 305 of the Holmes Student Center. It is free and open to the public.

Sabatini’s research interests and expertise are in reading literacy development and disabilities, assessment, cognitive psychology and educational technology, with a primary focus on adults and adolescents.

Currently, he is the principal investigator of an IES-funded grant to develop pre-­K-­12 comprehension assessments as part of the Reading for Understanding initiative.

He has served as co-­editor for three special journal issues on adult literacy (Scientific Study of Reading, 2002; Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2010; and Journal of Research Effectiveness and Evaluation, 2011). He also serves as a co-­investigator on projects exploring the reading processes of adolescents, English language learners and students with reading-based disabilities.

For more information, call (815) 753-5793 or email cisll@niu.edu.

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