Working Papers

The Role of Place: Labor Market Dynamics in Rural and Non-rural School Districts

WCER Working Paper No. 2017-4   September 2017

Author(s): Peter T. Goff and Ellie M. Bruecker

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Kindergarten Readiness in Wisconsin

WCER Working Paper No. 2017-3   September 2017

Author(s): Eric Grodsky, Yiyue Huangfu, H. Rose Miesner, and Chiara Packard

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Cultural Capital at Work: How Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills Are Taught, Trained and Rewarded in a Chinese Technical College

WCER Working Paper No. 2017-02   July 2017

Author(s): Matthew T. Hora and Chelsea A. Blackburn Cohen

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Including Recently Arrived English Learners in State Accountability Systems: An Empirical Illustration of Models

WCER Working Paper No. 2017-1   March 2017

Author(s): H. Gary Cook, Narek Sahakyan, and Robert Linquanti

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Beyond the Skills Gap: How the Lack of Systemic Supports for Teaching and Learning Undermines Employer, Student, and Societal Interests

WCER Working Paper No. 2016-9   December 2016

Author(s): Matthew T. Hora, Ross J. Benbow, and Amanda K. Oleson

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Interpretation and Use of K–12 Language Proficiency Assessment Score Reports: Perspectives of Educators and Parents

WCER Working Paper No. 2016-8   November 2016

Author(s): Ahyoung Alicia Kim, Akira Kondo, Alissa Blair, Lorena Mancilla, Mark Chapman, and Carsten Wilmes

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Participatory Culture as a Model for How New Media Technologies Can Change Public Schools

WCER Working Paper No. 2016-7   October 2016

Author(s): Rich Halverson, Julie Kallio, Sarah Hackett, and Erica Halverson

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The Cultural Nature of Valued Skills: A Qualitative Investigation of Postsecondary Science Education and the “Skills Gap” in Wisconsin

WCER Working Paper No. 2016-6   August 2016

Author(s): Ross J. Benbow and Matthew T. Hora

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Teacher Compensation: Standard Practices and Changes in Wisconsin

WCER Working Paper No. 2016-5   August 2016

Author(s): Steven M. Kimball, Herbert G. Heneman III, Robin Worth, Jessica Arrigoni, and Daniel Marlin

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Examining How Faculty Reflect on Instructional Data: A Call for Critical Awareness and Institutional Support

WCER Working Paper No. 2016-4   August 2016

Author(s): Bailey B. Smolarek and Matthew T. Hora

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Delivery of State-provided Predictive Analytics to Schools: Wisconsin’s DEWS and the Proposed EWIMS

WCER Working Paper No. 2016-3   July 2016

Author(s): Bill Clune and Jared Knowles

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Gender and Belonging in Undergraduate Computer Science: A Comparative Case Study of Student Experiences in Gateway Courses

WCER Working Paper No. 2016-2   April 2016

Author(s): Ross J. Benbow and Erika Vivyan

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Examining Preschool-aged Dual Language Learners’ Language Use: From a Functional Approach

WCER Working Paper No. 2016-1   March 2016

Author(s): Ahyoung Alicia Kim, Akira Kondo, and Mariana Castro

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Culturally Responsive Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

WCER Working Paper No. 2015-09   December 2015

Author(s): Aydin Bal

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Personalization in Practice: Observations from the Field

WCER Working Paper No. 2015-08   December 2015

Author(s): Rich Halverson, Al Barnicle, Sarah Hackett, Tanushree Rawat, Julia Rutledge, Julie Kallio, Curt Mould, and Janice Mertes

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