News from WCER
Value-Added Measures in Education: What Every Educator Needs to Know
February 7, 2011
In a newly published book, Douglas Harris sets out to help educators and policy makers understand the complex subject of value-added measurement.
Managing the Human Resource System in Schools
January 31, 2011
A new book by Allan Odden offers a comprehensive and strategic approach to address what is known as “talent and human capital.”
Evaluating Literacy Instruction in Milwaukee
January 24, 2011
Staff from the Value-Added Research Center are evaluating The Milwaukee Community Literacy Project (MCLP).
Comparing Adequacy Across 50 States
January 15, 2011
Until now, no one has tried to estimate the costs of educational adequacy across all 50 states using a common method applied in a consistent manner. UW-Madison education professor Allan Odden and colleagues have realized that goal.
Research Into Practice
January 10, 2011
WCER researcher Susan Millar works to harness the power of computer games to help diabetes patients better manage their illness.
Games and Simulations in Informal Science Education
January 3, 2011
Video games and simulations have emerged as an important cultural and educational medium.
Scientific Collaboration and Cyberinfrastructure
December 27, 2010
School districts are building data systems and infrastructure to handle the complex requirements of data-driven decision making.
Equity and Inclusion Project Supports Black Male Athletes
December 20, 2010
Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei Lab) works to cultivate equity and inclusion in higher education.
Classroom Collaboration Supports Mathematical Generalizations
December 15, 2010
In mathematics classrooms, generalization is an important part of the curriculum.
Single-Case Research: A Guide for Visual Analysis
December 13, 2010
Analyzing data visually from single-case designs can be challenging for researchers because there is often a lack of agreement among judges.
Linking Curricular Changes to Achievement
December 6, 2010
Modifications to a curriculum affect student achievement.
WCER Partners with WI Technical College System
November 29, 2010
Allen Phelps and colleagues are working with the Wisconsin Technical College System to advance the state’s capacity for delivering high-quality, advanced manufacturing education.
Online Lab to Prepare Students for College Writing
November 22, 2010
The Minority Student Achievement Network is developing an interactive, on-line writing lab to help high school juniors and seniors complete school assignments and help prepare them for college level writing.
How Does Mentoring Affect Student Career Choices?
November 15, 2010
A new multidisciplinary mentoring program bridges theory, research, and practice to increase and diversify the number of college students who pursue science careers.
Research is Important, but so is Teaching
November 15, 2010
Some federal funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), have begun demanding visible, practical results of funded research.