Adam Gamoran in Education Week

July 1, 2011

Adam Gamoran comments on proposals for ways to make randomized controlled trial studies more affordable (Education Week, 1 July).

Applying Insights from Faculty Teaching to SMET Reforms

July 1, 2011

Policymakers and educators engaged in math and science reform are challenged to fully understand college level teaching practices.

Adam Gamoran in Education Week

June 27, 2011

Policymakers should create new assessments for all STEM subjects, says new a report issued by an NRC committee chaired by Adam Gamoran (Education Week, 27 June)

Adam Gamoran in the AAAS Science Insider

June 23, 2011

A National Research Council committee chaired by Adam Gamoran reports on ways school can adopt the elements needed for a top-quality science program (AAAS Science Insider, 23 June).

Reducing Vulnerability to Stereotype Threat

June 20, 2011

Students experience anxiety when confronted with a personally relevant stereotype that threatens their self-esteem or social identity.

Allan Odden on the

June 17, 2011

Allan Odden comments on how school districts are trying to cope with budget deficits (, 17 June).

Richard Halverson in UW–MadisonNews

June 16, 2011

Richard Halverson and Morgridge Institute colleagues have released the digital game Virulent, which teaches key concepts in systems biology.  UW–Madison News. (June 16, 2011)

Terry Millar in The Scientist

June 15, 2011

WCER researcher Terry Millar says legislative proposals to bar the university from using WiscNet could mean paying up to four times as much with private providers (The Scientist, 15 June)

Working Paper Series has Global Reach

June 14, 2011

The WCER Working Paper Series has reached 81 publications.

Beth Graue in the New York Times

June 13, 2011

Beth Graue comments on the practice of delaying children’s entry to kindergarten (New York Times, 13 June).

New Approaches to Performance Management and Value-Added in Urban Schools

June 10, 2011

More schools and districts around the country are using data at the school level to inform instructional decisions and support student learning. That’s a promising trend.

Sara Goldrick-Rab in Education Week, Diplomas Count

June 9, 2011

Sara Goldrick-Rab comments on community colleges’ booming popularity (Education Week, Diplomas Count, 9 June, subscription required for full story).

Adam Gamoran in the Wisconsin State Journal

June 8, 2011

Madison is one of 6 state districts that didn’t meet the federal law No Child Left Behind goals in 2010-11; Adam Gamoran says schools should be judged instead on how much progress they make from one year to the next (Wisconsin State Journal, 8 June).

Rob Meyer on WKOW TV

June 8, 2011

Rob Meyer discusses school evaluation according to NCLB and Value-Added assessment (WKOW TV 27, 8 June).

Adam Gamoran in the Wisconsin State Journal

June 7, 2011

Adam Gamoran says judging school success based on where students are in a single point in time makes no sense. Rather, we should judge schools on how much progress they make with students from one year to the next (Wisconsin State Journal, 7 June).