Wisconsin Wins $10.5 M Enhanced Assessment Grant

October 3, 2011

A new online assessments system is being developed for English learners (ELs), funded by a $10.5 million, four-year competitive grant


Allan Odden on Madison.com

October 1, 2011

Allan Odden comments on a federal proposal that includes linking teacher quality to the institutions or programs where they were trained (Madison.com, 1 Oct.).


Adam Gamoran Participates in National Science Foundation Event

September 26, 2011

Adam Gamoran participated in a Sept. 19 event in Philadelphia to focus national attention on the National Research Council’s recent study of K-12 STEM education, which Gamoran chaired (NSF, 26 Sept.).


Improving Educational Outcomes in METTE Programs

September 26, 2011

The decline in the number of U.S. college graduates with degrees in manufacturing engineering technologist and technician education (METTE)-related fields is an issue of national importance.


Madeline Hafner The Missourian

September 19, 2011

Madeline Hafner discusses the goals of this year’s national conference of the Minority Student Achievement Network (The Missourian, 19 Sept.).


Computer-Interactive Items for Students with Language Challenges

September 19, 2011

Rebecca Kopriva and colleagues are working to increase the accessibility and validity of science assessments for high school students with limited English proficiency.


Kurt Squire and Susan Millar on Madison.com

September 17, 2011

Kurt Squire and Susan Millar discuss the new computer game Virulent, in which players become a virus trying to infect a cell (Madison.com, 17 Sept.).


Allan Odden in the Christian Science Monitor

September 16, 2011

Allan Odden comments on the implications of high rates of teacher retirement in Wisconsin (Christian Science Monitor, 16 Sept.).


Tangibility for Teaching, Learning and Communicating Mathematics

September 15, 2011

Talk about getting high school students engaged! Let’s give them the tools they need to build a big catapult to hurl the projectiles of their choice across a gym and land on, or near, a target.


Rob Meyer in the Wall Street Journal

September 13, 2011

Rob Meyer talks to the Wall Street Journal about the work of the Value-Added Research Center (13 September, 2011).


Formative Assessment for High-Stakes Accountability

September 12, 2011

School leaders have considerable data to use for judging school performance, yet they can struggle to associate data with school leadership practice.


Diana Hess in the Palm Beach Post

September 7, 2011

Diana Hess says the majority of social studies and history textbooks available today cover 9/11, but overall, the coverage is wanting (Palm Beach Post, 7 Sept.).


Culturally Relevant Teaching in Pre-K Math

September 6, 2011

Beth Graue, Meg Meyer, and colleagues are developing a professional development program to help teachers of 4-year-old kindergarten.


Richard Halverson on PBS Mediashift

August 30, 2011

Richard Halverson says that skills developed through navigating video games and virtual environments might pay off later in the workplace (PBS Mediashift, 3 August).


Evaluating an Algebra Readiness Program

August 29, 2011

Bill Clune and WCER colleagues are evaluating an implementation of the Academic Youth Development (AYD) program.