News from WCER

Educational Games for Personalized Medicine

February 21, 2011

Personalized medicine, particularly in the area of diabetes education, benefit from games and simulations.

Reclaiming Assessment

February 15, 2011

Effective assessment practices are more likely to take place in schools with higher achievement.

Bolstering Achievement at Minority Serving Institutions

February 14, 2011

Clifton Conrad and colleague Marybeth Gasman study “models of success” that help students finish their degrees at minority-serving institutions.

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.