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Catherine Kaduk


Learning Sciences Research Institute


Building & Room:

1570 SSB


1240 W. Harrison St.



Math Education, Measurement

Entered Program




Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Professional Goals

Assisting in the development of high quality assessments for conceptual development, problem-solving and reasoning,  with special emphasis in mathematics

LSRI Projects

Evaluation of the Cognitive, Psychometric, and Instructional Affordances of Curriculum Embedded Assessment, Graduate Research Assistant; The Cryptoclub: Crytography and Mathematics Afterschool and Online, Teacher Consultant

Hobbies & Interests

Family, Sewing, and Museums

Why Learning Sciences?

Learning Sciences is interdisciplinary. It encourages understanding learning environments through the analysis of the interactions of three key elements-(1) learners, (2) knowledge/understanding and (3) instructional materials, thus providing a way to analyze the system in which learning takes place, rather than study just one aspect, say curriculum or assessment.

Why LSRI at UIC?

Reading Jim Pellegrino’s work on assessment, meeting great faculty, and recognizing the value of current research projects for improving opportunities to learn are all factors for selecting LSRI at UIC.


CAS Mathematics Education
M.S., Educational Psychology
B.S., Elementary Education