News from WCER
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.
FAST Program Receives UN Recognition
November 8, 2010
Families and Schools Together (FAST), a long time project at WCER, has become a global phenomenon.
Value-Added Research in Milwaukee Public Schools
November 1, 2010
For the past seven years WCER staff have worked with Milwaukee Public Schools district staff to develop their capacity to analyze and make full use of data on students and schools.
Evaluating the Chicago Community Trust Education Program
October 25, 2010
Since 2005, researchers from the Consortium for Policy Research in Education have been evaluating the Chicago Community Trust’s Education Program.
Advanced Career Pathways in Manufacturing
October 18, 2010
Wisconsin is among six states receiving grants from the U.S. Department of Education under the Promoting Rigorous Career and Technical Education Programs of Study (POS) Program.
A New Practice Guide for Using Data Effectively
October 15, 2010
Educators face increasing pressure to improve student achievement. To this end, educators and policy-makers use data, such as standardized test scores, to evaluate their practice and to monitor students’ academic progress.
Value-Added Models: Next Steps
October 11, 2010
One of the Value-Added Research Center’s research priorities is to develop and refine a new value-added model that combines the best features of models with random and fixed individual effects.
Measuring Student Gains in Metagenomics
October 4, 2010
Undergraduates are learning how new antibiotics can be developed in cultured and uncultured bacteria.