John Gugerty


Professional Focus

- Promote effective development and implementation of practices, programs, and policies that improve the career aspirations, options, preparation, and success of youths and adults with disabilities or other factors that challenge their learning, performance, or success.

- Conceptualize, design, implement, evaluate and disseminate results of research, organizational change strategies, professional development, program development, technical assistance, and program evaluation.

Current Project

WCER/WEC evaluation and technical assistance support

Funded through 06/30/2019, the overall goal is to provide data compilation and analysis of formative and summative evaluations funded to WEC. Emphasis is on compilation and analysis of open-ended responses provided by educators participating in various WEC undertakings.

Completed Projects

Evaluation of the Wisconsin State Personnel Development Grant. The overall project, funded federally through an award to WI Department of Public Instruction, is in the last year of a five-year effort, funded through 06/30/2018. The overall project's  goal is improving academic success of students with disabilities in schools with a history of low performance and large achievement gaps for students with disabilities.

Teachers Engaged in Authentic Mathematics (TEAM) Evaluation, 09/01/2014-08/31/2017

The Teachers Engaged in Authentic Mathematics (TEAM) project is a partnership between the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, the School District of Clayton, and 7 other northwestern Wisconsin rural school districts.This project enables up to 60 regular and special education teachers per yer to collaborate as they meet the needs of ALL students, grades 3-12 based on the local professional development structures and coordination with the IHE.

The evaluation of the TEAM project includes a quasi-experimental comparison group, and usees multiple methods for both formative and summative evaluation.

External Evaluation of the CESA 11 Project Entitled Coaching Mathematics Learning Community, 03/01/2011-08/31/2014. The project's overall goals include establishing a Professional learning Community that supports teachers' collaborative and interdependent practice using an identified coaching program; sustaining teachers' on-going professional collaboration that leads to instructional change and teachers' growth; increasing teachers' content knowledge for teaching math in grades 3-10; and improving student achievement in math.

External Evaluation of the CESA 5 (New Lisbon) Project Entitled STEM Connects: Enhancing Teacher Quality and Student Proficiency, 09/01/2010-08/31/2013. Stem Connects' overall goals include providing teachers with professional development in evidence-based practices, improving student achievement in mathematics and science, developing STEM curricula, and building collaborative relationships among teachers, higher education, and business partners.

External Evaluation of the Beaver Dam Unified School District Project Immersion Into Inquiry (I3), 11/01/2010-08/31/2013. The project's overall goals include implementation of the Understanding by Design framework, integrating an inquiry-based approach into science instruction, embedding literacy in science, and using lesson study as a systematic approach to improve teaching and build knowledge.

External Evaluation of the Advanced Placement Incentive Project Entitled Blended Learning Innovations: Building A Pipeline for Equity and Access, 10/01/08-09/30/12. The API-BLI project goals are to increase the enrollment, retention, and success of low-income, at-risk, and minority students in AP classes; and expand the number of AP offerings in schools with high proportions of low-income students, and schools in need of improvement.

External Evaluation of the Life During Wartime Project, 07/01/08-06/30/11. The overall project goal is to provide professional development to teachers of history that increases their skills in using primary sources to teach American history and subsequently improve the performance of their students on measures of knowledge of American history.

External Evaluation of the Creating Mathematics Excellence (CME) Project, 07/01/09-08/31/10. The CME project goal was to improve mathematics achievement of students in grades 3-9 by improving the mathematics content knowledge and teaching skills of educators instructing those students.

External Evaluation of the Mathematics Achievement Project, 04/01/09-11/30/09.

External Evaluation of the Mathematics Excellence in the Middle Grades Project, 03/01/08- 09/30/09.

Using VP Arithmetic, VP Algebra, Virtual Learning Communities, and Individualized Instruction to Open the Math Gateway for Blind Students, 01/01/06-09/30/08.

Outside Evaluation of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction-National Governors' Association (NGA) Advanced Placement Expansion Project, 07/01/06-09/30/07.

Electronic Accessibility For All--Failure Is Not An Option, 10/01/0-9/30/06.

Equal Access Means Equal Opportunity for All: Creating a "Real-time" Statewide Advanced Placement Consortium, 9/1/02- 8/31/06.

Using School Based Enterprises to Help Special Education Students Connect Classroom, Community, and Career Options, 9/30/00-9/29/06.

An Investigation of factors Associated with Degree Completion and Postschool Success of University Students with Disabilities Served Through Disabled Student Services Offices, 1/1/02-9/30/05.

Designing, Delivering, and Evaluating a Distance Education Program That Prepares College Staff to Develop and Implement Summer College Preparation Programs for Individuals with Disabilities Who Have Enrolled But Not Yet Begun College, 10/1/00-9/30/04.

Secondary Special Education Students' Performance in block vs. Traditional Schedules, 7/1/99-6/30/02.

Seeking, Screening, Evaluating, Describing, and Disseminating Approaches Used by Two-Year Colleges to Serve Rehabilitation Services Clients with Severe/Multiple Functional Limitations in Highly Effective Ways, 1997-2000.

Contact Information
Phone: (608) 263-2724
Office: 563 Ed Sciences

Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information
Phone: (608) 263-2724
Office: 563 Ed Sciences

Completed Projects

External Evaluation of the Creating Mathematics Excellence Project
Outside Evaluation of the Teaching American History project entitled Life During Wartime (CEW)
Evaluation of STEM Connects: Enhancing Teacher Quality and Student Proficiency
External Evaluation of the Beaver Dam Unified School District Project Immersion Into Inquiry (i3)
Evaluation of the CESA 11 Project "Coaching Mathematics Learning Community (CMLC)"
External Evaluation of Advanced Placement Incentive Program (APIP) - Blended Learning Innovations Project: Building a Pipeline for Equity and Access
Yr 3 Evaluation of Beaver Dam Unified School District's "Immersion into Inquiry i3"
Evaluation of the CESA 11 Project "Coaching Mathematics Learning Community (CMLC)" Yr. 3
Teachers Engaged in Authentic Mathematics (TEAM) Evaluation
External Evaluation of the MSP TEAM Year 3 Project