Douglas Harris in Education Week
January 26, 2011
Douglas Harris discusses how economists and educators can find common ground in the debate over value-added assessment (Education Week, 26 Jan., registration required).
Evaluating Literacy Instruction in Milwaukee
January 24, 2011
Staff from the Value-Added Research Center are evaluating The Milwaukee Community Literacy Project (MCLP).
Allan Odden on WyomingNews.com
January 21, 2011
Allan Odden is helping Wyoming lawmakers set up a statewide system to measure school accountability (WyomingNews.com, 21 Jan.).
Richard Halverson on the Journal Sentinel
January 15, 2011
Richard Halverson says instructional materials in digital form will allow schools to choose their resources from multiple vendors that best fit their needs, rather than depending on the monolithic textbooks (Journal Sentinel, 15 Jan.).
Comparing Adequacy Across 50 States
January 15, 2011
Until now, no one has tried to estimate the costs of educational adequacy across all 50 states using a common method applied in a consistent manner. UW-Madison education professor Allan Odden and colleagues have realized that goal.
Research Into Practice
January 10, 2011
WCER researcher Susan Millar works to harness the power of computer games to help diabetes patients better manage their illness.
Games and Simulations in Informal Science Education
January 3, 2011
Video games and simulations have emerged as an important cultural and educational medium.
David Williamson Shaffer on WTVM
January 2, 2011
David Williamson Shaffer says computer games are not inherently good or bad. . . you should model your decisions just like anything else you choose for your child (WTVM, 2 Jan.) .
Beth Graue in the Wisconsin State Journal & on WHBL
December 30, 2010
Beth Graue advocates for funding new 4K education programs in Wisconsin (Wisconsin State Journal, 29 Dec., WHBL, 30 Dec.)
Scientific Collaboration and Cyberinfrastructure
December 27, 2010
School districts are building data systems and infrastructure to handle the complex requirements of data-driven decision making.
Douglas Harris in the New York Times
December 26, 2010
Douglas Harris comments on teacher rankings in New York (New York Times, 26 Dec.).
Rob Meyer on the Journal Sentinel
December 25, 2010
Value-Added Research Center director Rob Meyer recalls working with states that have implemented the “Milwaukee Model” for data-driven teacher-improvement strategies, as Wisconsin’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction creates a team to develop a statewide evaluation system for principals and teachers (Journal Sentinel, 25 Dec.)
Equity and Inclusion Project Supports Black Male Athletes
December 20, 2010
Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei Lab) works to cultivate equity and inclusion in higher education.
Classroom Collaboration Supports Mathematical Generalizations
December 15, 2010
In mathematics classrooms, generalization is an important part of the curriculum.
Single-Case Research: A Guide for Visual Analysis
December 13, 2010
Analyzing data visually from single-case designs can be challenging for researchers because there is often a lack of agreement among judges.