Richard Halverson on Mind Shift
March 24, 2011
Richard Halverson discusses trends in the cyberlearning world and their relation to teacher control (Mind Shift, KQED, 24 March).
VARC Research Presented at This Week’s AEFP Conference
March 21, 2011
This week researchers from WCER’s Value-Added Research Center will present at the annual meeting of the Association for Education Finance and Policy.
Douglas Harris in Education Week
March 15, 2011
Douglas Harris and colleagues urge the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards to consider standardized-test scores, alongside other measures of student-learning growth, among the sources of evidence used to award teachers the advanced credential (Education Week, 15 March).
Teachers’ Changing Beliefs about Engineering Learning and Instruction
March 15, 2011
More K-12 educators are participating in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professional development activities.
Teaching Assessment for Teacher Human Capital Management
March 14, 2011
A new Working Paper compares seven prominent systems for assessing teaching practice.
Increasing Community College Student Success
March 7, 2011
Educators often attribute poor completion rates in community colleges to numerous ‘deficiencies’ that students bring with them.
Applying Insights from Faculty Teaching Practices
February 28, 2011
Policymakers and educators engaged in pedagogical reform in math and science seek to better understand teaching practices in colleges and universities.
Educational Games for Personalized Medicine
February 21, 2011
Personalized medicine, particularly in the area of diabetes education, benefit from games and simulations.
Sara Goldrick-Rab in Inside Higher Ed
February 17, 2011
Sara Goldrick-Rab finds that high school graduates of lower socioeconomic status are more likely to delay college and to experience longer gaps, and are less likely to graduate (Inside Higher Ed, 17 Feb.)
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.
Steve Kimball in the Wisconsin State Journal
February 13, 2011
Steve Kimball says some reform ideas proposed now by a state teachers’ union could have helped win Race to the Top funds (Wisconsin State Journal, 13 Feb.).
Madeline Hafner in the Capital Times
February 9, 2011
Minority Student Achievement Network director Madeline Hafner comments on the Madison’s school district’s efforts to close the achievement gap (Capital Times, 9 Feb.).
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.”