James W. Pellegrino

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On September 2, 1957, Lee Cronbach delivered his visionary presidential address to the American Psychological Association (APA), calling for the unification of differential and experimental psychology, the two disciplines of scientific psychology. He described the essential features of each approach to asking questions about human nature, and he strongly(More)
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Large-scale testing of educational outcomes benefits already from technological applications that address logistics such as development, administration, and scoring of tests, as well as reporting of results. Innovative applications of technology also provide rich, authentic tasks that challenge the sorts of integrated knowledge, critical thinking, and(More)
The National Center for Learning and Teaching in Nanoscale Science and Engineering was established to conduct research on how to effectively introduce emergent sciences into K-16 classrooms, using nanoscale science and engineering (NSE) as an example. One of the NCLT’s main goals is to develop an approach to map out the knowledge domains (constructs)(More)
33 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2006 The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is pleased to provide guidelines for reporting on empirical social science research in AERA publications. These guidelines apply to reports of education research grounded in the empirical traditions of the social sciences. They cover, but are not limited to, what are commonly(More)
Purpose – Against a backdrop of high-stakes assessment policies in the USA, this paper explores the challenges, promises and the “state of the art” with regard to designing standardized achievement tests and educational assessment systems that are instructionally useful. Authors deliberate on the consequences of using inappropriately designed tests, and in(More)