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.


VARC in the New York Times

October 20, 2010

The Value-Added Research Center is evaluating teacher contributions to student learning in New York City’s 4th and 8th grades (New York Times, 20 Oct.).


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.


Rob Meyer on DallasNews.com

October 12, 2010

Rob Meyer discusses the goal of Value Added Assessment (DallasNews.com, 12 Oct.).


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.


Sara Goldrick-Rab on InTheseTimes.com and The New Republic

October 7, 2010

Sara Goldrick-Rab discusses reform in the world of community colleges (InTheseTimes.com and The New Republic).


Sara Goldrick-Rab Mentioned in the Washington Post’s Answer Sheet

October 5, 2010

The Washington Post’s Answer Sheet blog mentions Sara Goldrick-Rab’s analysis of completion rates for community college students (Washington Post’s Answer Sheet, 5 Oct).


Measuring Student Gains in Metagenomics

October 4, 2010

Undergraduates are learning how new antibiotics can be developed in cultured and uncultured bacteria.


Douglas Harris on WisconsinEye Network

September 30, 2010

Douglas Harris discusses evaluating teachers on WisconsinEye Network


The Learning Sciences: Brand or Big Tent?

September 27, 2010

The aims of the Learning Sciences (LS) are to understand the nature of learning from a broad range of perspectives, and to shape the ways that learning environments and resources are designed and used.


David Williamson Shaffer in the New York Times

September 21, 2010

David Williamson Shaffer’s book ‘How Computer Games Help Children Learn’ is praised by James Paul Gee (New York Times, 21 Sept).


Virtual Mentoring and Assessment for STEM Learning

September 20, 2010

How can all students be assured the opportunity to learn significant math and science content?


VARC in the Isthmus

September 16, 2010

The Value Added Research Center helps school districts measure teacher effectiveness (Isthmus 16 Sept.).


ELL Students Benefit from Formative Assessments

September 15, 2010

Classrooms across the country are welcoming an ever-growing number of students whose native language is not English.