ELL Students Benefit from Formative Assessments

September 15, 2010

Classrooms across the country are welcoming an ever-growing number of students whose native language is not English.


Building Education Partnerships

September 13, 2010

Education partnerships are central to most education reform initiatives.


The Effects of Time on Student Success

September 7, 2010

Catherine Compton-Lilly offers a new case study that explores time as a context in which a low-income, African American boy defines himself as a particular type of student and literate person and was ultimately relegated to a particular school trajectory.


Allan Odden in the Powell Tribune

August 31, 2010

Allan Odden is working with the Wyoming Legislature’s Select Committee on School Finance Recalibration to improve statewide school testing (Powell Tribune, 31 Aug.).


Douglas Harris in the New York Times

August 31, 2010

Douglas Harris discusses the merits and limits of Value Added measurements (New York Times, 31 Aug.)


Enhancing Middle School Students’ Representational Fluency

August 30, 2010

A newly published study examines middle algebra school students’ representational fluency, or their ability to reason with and between multiple representations, using tabular, graphical, verbal, and symbolic representations of linear and nonlinear relations.


Richard Halverson in the Arbiter Online

August 23, 2010

Boise State University President Bob Kustra cites the book, “Rethinking Education in The Age of Technology,” by Allan Collins and Richard Halverson, saying it raises questions for the university as it maps an “agenda for innovation” (Arbiter Online, 23 August).


The Complex Mechanisms of Developing Journalistic Expertise

August 23, 2010

As bloggers and mobile phone eyewitnesses increasingly supplement the “news,” understanding how professional journalists develop their expertise is more important than ever.


Chris Thorn in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

August 22, 2010

Chris Thorn discusses new directions for the Value Added Research Center (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 August).


Geoffrey Borman in Education Week

August 17, 2010

Geoffrey Borman’s evaluation of the Comprehensive School Reform program is mentioned in a review of Supplemental Educational Services (Education Week, 17 August).


Culturally Relevant Teaching for Pre-K Mathematics

August 16, 2010

Students from non-White, non–middle class homes typically face school norms and expectations that don’t align with their experiences outside school.


How Does Desegregation Help Reduce the Achievement Gap?

August 15, 2010

Desegregating schools has long been considered a matter of equity, justice, and improved student achievement.


VARC Partners with Milwaukee Literacy Project

August 8, 2010

WCER’s Value-Added Research Center will serve as external evaluator for the newly funded Milwaukee Community Literacy Project,


Allan Odden in the Wisconsin State Journal

July 27, 2010

Allan Odden comments on the recent round of Race to the Top funding (Wisconsin State Journal, 27 July).


New Directions in Value-Added Research

July 26, 2010

WCER’s Value-Added Research Center (VARC) is working with Hillsborough County (Fla.) Public Schools to support and promote effective teaching