About the Perry Network

Historical Background

In 1979 Larry Copes, at the time a math faculty member at Augsburg College in St. Paul, Minnesota, founded the Perry Network, an informal community of educators and researchers interested in understanding and using William Perry’s scheme of intellectual and ethical development. Three years later L. Lee Knefelkamp and William S. Moore in 1982, then at University of Maryland, established the Center for Applications of Developmental Instruction (CADI) as an informal organization for education, research, and services related to the Perry scheme. In June, 1988, CADI merged with the Perry Network and was renamed the Center for the Study of Intellectual Development (CSID) to reflect more accurately its broad mission in facilitating assessment, teaching and learning related to intellectual development in general and the Perry scheme in particular. For more details on specific aspects of the Perry Network or CSID, choose from the links below (coming soon).

For more information about using the assessment instruments, rating service, and consultations offered by CSID, contact Dr. William S. Moore, wsmoore51@comcast.net, 360-528-1809.

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