Adam Gamoran in Education Week

November 5, 2010

Adam Gamoran says states should be required to share student data with researchers as a condition of receiving federal grants to build databases (Education Week, 5 Nov.).


Adam Gamoran on Education Week

November 1, 2010

Adam Gamoran comments on the Institute of Education Sciences’ decision to accept some additional research methods as meeting the highest quality bar (Education Week).


MSAN in the Harvard Education Letter

November 1, 2010

In the face of increasing segregation in public schools, the Minority Student Achievement Network works to raise the achievement of African American and Latino students (Harvard Education Letter, v. 26 no. 5).


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.


United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime recognizes Families and Schools Together

October 31, 2010

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime recognizes Families and Schools Together (FAST) as an effective evidence-based family skills program.


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