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Meyer appointed to national Moneyball for Government all-star team

December 10, 2015

UW-Madison’s Robert H. Meyer is one of 33 non-profit leaders appointed to the national Moneyball for Government all-star team on Nov. 17.

Moneyball for Government recognizes CEOs, presidents, executives and founders of non-profit organizations that are committed to improving lives through data-driven and evidence-based solutions.

Rob Meyer
Meyer is a research professor with the La Follette School of Public affairs and currently directs the Value-Added Research Center (VARC) housed within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), part of the School of Education.

He is currently working with many districts and states to expand value-added systems to include courses not typically covered by assessments under No Child Left Behind. He has conducted major statistical evaluations of programs and policies such as class size reduction, literacy, and supplemental educational services. Meyer received a Senior Urban Education Research Fellowship from the Council of Great City Schools in 2007 and in 2010 received UW-Madison's Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research.

To read more about Meyer's appointment to the all-star team, click here.