Journal Articles

Recent publications authored by WCER researchers include:

Education Deserts: The Continued Significance of “Place” in the Twenty-First Century,” Nicholas Hillman and Taylor Weichman, report for the American Council on Education, 2016. 


Individual Differences in Nonsymbolic Ratio Processing Predict Symbolic Math Performance,” Percival Matthews, Mark Rose Lewis, Edward Hubbard, Psychological Science, 2016. 


Build an Early Foundation for Algebra Success,” Eric Knuth, Ana Stephens, Maria Blanton and Angela Gardiner, Kappan, 2016. 


Culturally Responsive Research Rubric for Experimental Intervention Studies: The Development of a Rubric for Paradigm Expansion,” Aydin Bal and Audrey A. Trainor, Review of Educational Research, 2016.


On Matrix Sampling and Imputation of Context Questionnaires with Implications for the Generation of Plausible Values in Large-Scale Assessments,” David Kaplan and Dan Su, Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 2016. 


"Promoting Student Academic Achievement Through Faculty Development about Inclusive TeachingMegan E. Schmid, Donald L. Gillian-Daniel, Sara Kraemer and Mark Kueppers, Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016.


Exploring Gender Disparities in Senior-Level Position Attainment in the Academic Workforce: Does Evidence Suggest a Glass Ceiling,” Elizabeth O’Callaghan and Jerlando Jackson, Journal of the Professoriate, 2016.


"State Standards Scratch the Surface of Learning about Political Parties and Ideology," Paula McAvoy, Rebecca Fine, Ann Herrera Ward, The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, 2016.


Using Online Compound Interest Tools to Improve Financial Literacy,” Edward Hubbard, Percival Matthews and Anya Samek, Journal of Economic Education, 2016. 


"Polarized Classrooms," Paula McAvoy, Teaching Tolerance: A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, 2016.


"The Benefits of Attending the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS): The Role of Research Confidence," Bettina J. Casad, Amy L. Chang and Christine M. Pribbenow, CBE Life Sciences Education, 2016.


"New Measures Assessing Predictors of Academic Persistence for Historically Underrepresented Racial/Ethnic Undergraduates in Science," Angela Byars-Winston, Jenna Rogers, Janet BranchawChristine Pribbenow, Ryan Hanke, and Christine Pfund, CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2016.


Lightness Constancy in Surface Visualization,” Danielle Albers Szafir, Alper Sarikaya and Michael Gleicher, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2016. 


"Defining Attributes and Metrics of Effective Research Mentoring Relationships." Christine Pfund, Angela Byars-Winston, Janet Branchaw, Sylvia Hurtado, Kevin Eagan. AIDS and Behavior, 2016.


Teaching and Assessing Engineering Design Thinking with Virtual Internships and Epistemic Network Analysis,” Golnaz Arastoopour, David Shaffer, Zachari Swiecki, A. R. Ruis and Naomi Chesler, International Journal of Engineering Education, 2016. 


Supporting Students in Making Sense of Connections and in Becoming Perceptually Fluent in Making Connections Among Multiple Graphical Representations,” Martina Rau, Vincent Aleven and Nikol Rummel, Journal of Educational Psychology, August 2016. 


The Geography of College Opportunity: The Case of Education Deserts,” Nicholas Hillman, American Educational Research Journal, August 2016.


What Constitutes Prudent Spending from Private College Endowments? Evidence from Underwater FundsDrew M. Anderson, Education Finance and Policy, August 2016. 


The Possibilities of Longitudinal Research: Lessons From a Teacher and a Researcher,” Catherine Compton-Lilly, The Educational Forum, August 2016.


“Buy-In” vs. “Allowed In”: Lessons Learned in Family Engagement Program Recruitment and RetentionSusan Smetzer-Anderson and Jackie Roessler of WCER’s PhillyFASTi3 project, Annenberg Institute’s journal, Voices in Urban Education, August, 2016.