James W. Pellegrino is Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor and Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also serves as Co-director of UIC’s interdisciplinary Learning Sciences Research Institute. 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. He has published over 300 books, chapters and articles in the areas of cognition, instruction and assessment. His current research is funded by the National Science Foundation and the Institute of Education Sciences. He has served as head of several National Academy of Sciences study committees, including chair of the Study Committee for the Evaluation of the National and State Assessments of Educational Progress, co-chair of the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice, and co-chair of the Committee on the Foundations of Assessment which issued the report Knowing What Students Know: The Science and Design of Educational Assessment. Most recently he served as a member of the Committee on Science Learning: Games, Simulations and Education, as chair of the Committee on Defining Deeper Learning and 21st Century Skills, and co-chair of the Committee on Developing Assessments of Science Proficiency in K-12. He is a past member of the Board on Testing and Assessment of the National Research Council and a lifetime member of the National Academy of Education. He currently serves on the Technical Advisory Committees (TAC) of several states as well as the TACs of the SBAC, PARCC, DLM, and NCSC consortia of states funded under the USDOE Race to the Top assessment initiative.
2016 Jason Millman Award Recipient: James Pellegrino, PhD, View Dr. Pellegrino's presentation Education for Life & Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge & Skills in the 21st Century that was delivered September 30, 2016 at the CREATE Conference 2016 in Louisville, KY.