Affordability and College Attainment in Wisconsin Public Higher Education

June 7, 2011

Students, college administrators, faculty, and staff are invited to interact with researchers, policymakers, advocates, and philanthropists to discuss the challenges facing the State of Wisconsin in its efforts to grow a college-educated workforce.

Bridging Education and Cognitive Sciences

May 31, 2011

Mitchell Nathan recently participated in the first Latin American School for Education, Cognitive and Neural Sciences in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.

Translational Research Initiative Underway

May 23, 2011

A new collaboration forged between WCER and the School of Education’s Office of Education Outreach and Partnerships aims to extend and broaden the School’s ability to bridge research and practice and to better serve our community partners.

Kurt Squire and Constance Steinkuehler in the Isthmus

May 20, 2011

Kurt Squire and Constance Steinkuehler work with video game developers to bridge the gap between games academics ad industry (Isthmus, 20 May).

STEM Fields of Study at Community Colleges

May 17, 2011

The demand for graduates in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields continues to grow rapidly.

Adam Gamoran in Science

May 12, 2011

Adam Gamoran comments on the National Research Council’s study of successful STEM education in K-12 schools (Science, 12 May).

Richard Halverson on Maryland

May 11, 2011

Richard Halverson comments on how technology can improve school cultures without adding significantly to education budgets (Maryland, 11 May).

Improving Community College Success

May 11, 2011

Many students who enter community colleges do not persist for longer than a semester, complete a program, or attain a credential.

Improving a Quality Educator Effectiveness System

May 9, 2011

CPRE researcher Steve Kimball and colleagues are helping the State’s Department of Public Instruction develop frameworks for teacher and principal evaluation.

Assessing Teaching Practice

May 5, 2011

Developing a teacher competency model doesn’t require reinventing the wheel.

Sara Goldrick-Rab in the Madison Capital Times

May 2, 2011

Sara Goldrick-Rab comments on how the Chancellor’s proposed New Badger Partnership may affect access and affordability for low- and middle-income students (Madison Capital Times, 2 May).

VARC in Education Week

April 27, 2011

WCER’s Value Added Research Center has expanded its technical assistance since the 1990s. It recently won a contract to help Los Angeles carry out a pilot program using value-added data (Education Week, 27 April, subscription required for full story).

Analyzing Conversations in a Multi-Party Epistemic Game

April 25, 2011

Multi-party chat is a standard feature of popular online games.

Professional Development for Teachers Using SEC Surveys

April 18, 2011

The Surveys of Enacted Curriculum (SEC) are a set of data collection tools used with K-12 teachers of mathematics, science and English language arts to portray current instructional practices and content being taught in classrooms.

Rob Meyer on KPCC Radio

April 12, 2011

Rob Meyer participates in a radio interview about the Value-Added Research Center’s work in the Los Angeles Unified School District (KPCC Radio, 12 April).