Rob Meyer

Research Professor

Robert H. Meyer is research professor and director of the Value-Added Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before that, he was on the faculty of the Harris School at the University of Chicago and the Economics Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Meyer is known for his research on value-added modeling and evaluation methods and is currently working intensively with school districts in Atlanta, Chicago, Hillsborough County (Florida), Los Angeles, Madison, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New York City, and Tulsa; as well as with the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Over the past two decades he has worked collaboratively with these districts and states to build value-added and performance management systems to inform decision making with respect to policy and school improvement strategies. He is co-leading a major initiative with in Minnesota and the Dakotas (and their partner school districts) to provide value-added information to all teachers and to the colleges and universities that prepared these teachers. Dr. Meyer is currently working with many districts and states to expand value-added systems to include courses not typically covered by assessments under No Child Left Behind. He has conducted major statistical evaluations of programs and policies such as class size reduction, literacy, and Supplemental Educational Services. Meyer received a Senior Urban Education Research Fellowship from the Council of Great City Schools in 2007 and in 2010 received the University of Wisconsin,-Madison, Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research.

Contact Information

rhmeyer@wisc.edu
Phone: (608) 265-5663
Office: 1186A Ed Sciences

Current Projects

Student Achievement Guarantee in Education (SAGE) Program Evaluation 2001-2003
Hillsborough County Value-Added Project
Scaling Up Effective Schools Year 4

Completed Projects

Next Generation of Value-Added Models and Indicators
Adding Value to the Mathematics and Science Partnerships Evaluations
Center for Value-Added Research at Milwaukee Public Schools
Supplemental Educational Services in Milwaukee Public Schools
An Integrated Qualitative and Quantitative Evaluation of the SAGE Program
Center for Educator Compensation Reform
Integrated Resource Information System Professional Development Project
Creating an Integrated Resource Information System
Accountability and Performance in Secondary Education in the Milwaukee Public Schools
Milwaukee Classroom Value-Added Initiative
Value Added and Growth Model Demonstration Project
Developing a Value-Added System with the Madison Metropolitan School District
A Multisite Evaluation of the Implementation and Impact of Supplemental Educational Services
Qualitative, Quantitative, and IQ2 Studies for the Student Achievement Guarantee in Education (SAGE) Program Evaluation Project
READ 180 Evaluation Project
MPS High and Charter School Evaluation
New York City Teacher Data Initiative - Value-Added Project
Harvesting Funds for the Center for Education Compensation Reform
Continuing a Value-Added Model with the Madison Metropolitan School District
School Quality in Public and Private Schools in Wisconsin
Value-Added Models and Accountability: Next Steps
ARRA Formative and Summative Evaluation of an Integrated Resource Information System
National Research and Development Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools
Value-Added Study of Teacher Effectiveness
Redesign of Employee Evaluations in MPS
Qualitative, Quantitative, and IQ2 Studies for the Student Achievement Guarantee in Education (SAGE) Program Evaluation Project
ARRA Evaluation of Programs and Services that Address Transitions To and From High School
ARRA Evaluating Leadership Development and Career-Path Programs
ARRA Evaluation of After-School Tutoring Programs
Developing a MAP Value-Added Demonstration System with the Racine Unified School District
Technical Assistance for Teacher Incentive Grants Funded under the ARRA
Evaluation of the MPS Language! Program for Students with Disabilities
Qualitative, Quantitative, and IQ2 Studies for the Student Achievement Guarantee in Education (SAGE) Program Evaluation Project (Year 6)
Evaluation of the MPS Language! Program for Students with Disabilities
Evaluation of the Milwaukee Community Literacy Project
Atlanta Public Schools Value-Added Project
Los Angeles Unified School District Value-Added Project
MPS Comprehensive Literacy Plan Evaluation
Tulsa Public Schools Value-Added Project
A Multisite Evaluation of the Implementation and Impact of Supplemental Educational Services
Further Continuing a Value-Added Model with the Madison Metropolitan School District
Evaluation of Small Learning Communities in MPS
School Quality Matrix (SQM): Chicago and Minneapolis
ISBE Performance Evaluation Training Program
Tulsa Public Schools Value-Added Project (Year 2)
Chicago Value Added Project
Statewide Value-Added Project
GEAR UP Project
Supplement to NYCDE Project (ARRA Federal Funds)
Value-Added Analysis for Pre-K
The Embedded Researcher at MPS
Milwaukee Integrated Data Evaluation and Action System (IDEAS) for Children
Technical Assistance for Teacher Incentive Grants Funded under the ARRA (Year 3)
PERA Research-Based Study
School Quality Matrix-Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Chicago - Phase II
National Research and Development Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools - Year 3
Year 3 Westat TIF Project - Supplement
Evaluation of Small Learning Communities in MPS (Additional Funds)
A Quantitative Evaluation of the SAGE Program - Year 8
Chicago Value Added Project
Year 2 GEAR UP Project
Tulsa Public Schools Value-Added Project Year 3
MPS Teacher Evaluation Redesign Project
Value-Added Analysis for Pre-K - Year 2
Supplement to NYCDE Project (Federal Funds)
FY-14 SAGE Program Evaluation - Year 9
Further Continuing a Value-Added Model with MMSD 2013
GEAR UP Year 3
The Embedded Researcher at MPS 2013-2014
Mod #8 - Year 4 for Westat TIF Project
Mod #8 - Year 4 for Westat TIF Project
Minneapolis School District Value-Added Project
IDEAS MPS Large Project 2013-2014
Wisconsin Statewide Value-Added Reporting
Mankato Value Added Project
Minneapolis Value-Added Verification
Tulsa Public Schools Value-Added Project - Year 4
FY-15 SAGE Program Evaluation - Year 10
Value-Added Student Growth Measures at CPS
New York City Teacher Data Initiative - 2014-2015
VARC MPS IDEAS Project 2015
A Multi-site Study of the Educational Well-being of Children in Assisted Housing Programs