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Learning and Performance Research Center

Current Projects

The three pillars of evaluation, cognition, and measurement shape the research activities of the LPRC. For information about any of our projects, please contact one of our faculty researchers.

Check out what the LPRC staff has been working on.


Working Together With School Districts
A Partnership to Improve the Use of a Developmental Assessment Framework in Kindergarten. Funded by Institute of Education Sciences. See our story in the TriCity Herald.


Helping Teachers with an Essential Job Skill
Local Assessment Capacity Building initiative. Funded by Oregon Department of Education.


Building Fair Tests
Increased Accuracy in the Detection of Differential Item Functioning Through Multilevel Analysis. Funded by Institute of Education Sciences.


Improving Science Teaching
Enhancing Understanding of Concepts and Practices in Science (EUCAPS). Funded by Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Check out this video to learn more about the EUCAPS project.

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Looking At Teaching Around The World
Statistical Analysis of Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS). Funded by Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. See our story in WSU News.


Exploring Innovative Instructional Tools
Using Blogs to Promote Learning in Large Undergraduate Science Classes. Funded by Washington State University Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.