News from WCER
Institutional Data Systems Limit Impacts on Teaching Improvement
June 22, 2017
In a study published in Project MUSE, WCER researcher Matthew Hora and colleagues found that institutional data systems were ineffective in supporting teaching and learning. Specifically, accountability mechanisms, such as student course evaluations, were too vague and tardily reported. Many faculty created their own course-level feedback systems.
Strength in Numbers
May 26, 2017 | By Lynn Armitage
Created by Christine Pfund, the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER), one of the newest projects at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) in the School of Education.
Rural Teachers to Share Perspectives with UW–Madison Education Researchers
April 26, 2017
Nine public school teachers from seven rural districts around Wisconsin will share their experiences with university researchers at the first-ever Teacher Speakout! Monday, May 15, at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Madison Education Partnership Issues Call for Proposals
April 17, 2017
The Madison Education Partnership, a research-practice partnership between Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) and Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD), requests proposals from University faculty, research staff and advanced graduate students to conduct research under this partnership on questions related to the MMSD Four-Year-Old Kindergarten (4K) program. Advanced graduate students may apply only with a faculty member as Principal Investigator. Below we describe the partnership, topic of focus for 2017-18, and details of proposal submission.
New Funding Awards Support Math Education and Native American Student Assessment
April 17, 2017
Two recent awards will support math contextualization and culturally responsive language assessment.
Nicole Bowman to Present at 2017 Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum
April 13, 2017
Nicole Bowman to present paper at the 2017 Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum
Madison School District, UW–Madison Create Research-Practice Partnership to Improve Local Education
April 11, 2017
A new partnership between the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) and the University of Wisconsin–Madison seeks to combine the expertise of district educators and university researchers to improve education.
UW-Madison School of Education Ranked No. 1 Among Public Institutions by U.S. News
March 14, 2017
U.S. News and World Report released its annual rankings of the top graduate schools on Tuesday and UW-Madison’s School of Education and many of its programs once again were recognized as being among the very best in the nation.
Teaching by Example
March 6, 2017 | By Lynn Armitage
A student holds up a sign with the comment, “You’re so pretty, for a Black girl.” In another photo, a student of Latino heritage grips this disturbing message: “The only reason you got into this school is because of the color of your skin.”
UW–Madison Researchers Contribute to NAS Report on Undergraduate Research Experiences
March 6, 2017
A National Academy of Sciences committee whose members include Janet Branchaw and Eric Grodsky, both on faculty at the University of Wisconsin –Madison School of Education and principal investigators at its Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), released a study last week examining evidence on undergraduate research experiences.
Compton-Lilly Follows Students from First Grade through High School in New Book
March 2, 2017
After two decades of research, Catherine Compton-Lilly’s latest book documenting the literacy practices and school experiences of a group of low-income, inner-city students and their families is now available.
Wang, Research Team Publish Study Examining Two-Year College Women’s Transfer into STEM Programs
February 24, 2017
UW-Madison’s Xueli Wang and her research team authored an intriguing new report that appears in the most recent edition of the journal Frontiers in Psychology.
New Education Game Group in Town
February 14, 2017 | By Lynn Armitage
Impact. It’s a word that Mike Beall uses often when defining the mission of the eight game developers he leads at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, the new home for this dynamic band of software programmers and artists.
MacDonald Presents as Invited Speaker for the Multimodal Observation Protocol Project
January 30, 2017
Rita MacDonald was an invited speaker for the Multimodal Observation Protocol Project in the School of Education at the University at Albany-State University of New York on January 21, 2017
2017 MSAN Institute Call for Proposals Open Through February 17
January 18, 2017
The Call for Proposals is now open for the 2017 MSAN Institute on Equity Leadership and Cultural Competence being held April 27-28 at The Concourse Hotel in Madison, WI.