Research News

Mon
Feb
25
WCER Conference helps bridge gap between research and the classroom
The annual event seeks to share the work of UW-Madison education researchers with administrators from the state’s school districts.
Wed
Feb
20
Kivlighan nets grant from Society for Psychotherapy Research
Martin Kivlighan, a UW-Madison doctoral student in the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology, was recently awarded a research grant from the Society for Psychotherapy Research.
Mon
Feb
18
Paper examines development of Promise Neighborhoods in diverse settings
UW-Madison Professor Peter Miller is the lead author of a recent paper that examines how the federal Promise Neighborhoods program shapes leadership networks and objectives in diverse settings.
Fri
Feb
15
Reese’s latest book details contentious ‘Testing Wars in the Public Schools’
UW-Madison’s William J. Reese, the Carl F. Kaestle WARF Professor of Educational Policy Studies and History, is the author of a work that details the often controversial and politically charged history of testing in public schools.
Wed
Feb
13
UW-Madison professor's new book examines ‘The Sex Education Debates’
Nancy Kendall, an associate professor in the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies, examines a topic that for decades has led to political and cultural battles between believers in abstinence until marriage and advocates for comprehensive sex education.
Wed
Feb
06
Paper examines feasibility of a targeted early commitment Pell Grant program
A discussion paper out of UW-Madison indicates that if the Pell Grant eligibility process were simplified and eighth graders from needy families could learn well in advance of college that they qualified for the federal need-based aid program, substantial benefits could be realized relative to the predicted costs.
Mon
Feb
04
METTE project team holds first Networked Improvement Community retreat
Researchers with UW-Madison and other stakeholders involved with the initiative held their first Networked Improvement Community (NIC) retreat last month at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton. The METTE project is designed to improve the education of manufacturing technologists and technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy.
Thu
Jan
31
UW's Ruppar earns 2013 Outstanding Student Research Award
The assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education is being recognized for her study titled, “Influences on Teachers’ Decisions about Literacy for Secondary Students with Severe Disabilities.”
Thu
Jan
31
Games-Based Assessment: Capturing Evidence of Learning in Play
Game play can provide a powerful new form of assessing student progress, according to WCER's Richard Halverson. A team of researchers at UW-Madison's Games+Learning+Society (GLS) Research Center, directed by Halverson and Kurt Squire, are working on a game-based assessment project.
Tue
Jan
15
RPSE graduate student selected for Doctoral Student Scholars program
School of Education graduate student Carly Roberts (RPSE) has been selected to join the fifth cohort of the Division for Research's Doctoral Student Scholars. She was chosen through a competitive national review process and is among 10 emerging scholars who will participate in the program this year.
Tue
Jan
15
UW professor helping Adams County plan Promise Neighborhood initiative
Peter Miller of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis is the lead researcher for the grant and will oversee five different teams of academics and community leaders who are helping to plan the project.
Fri
Dec
28
Braaten lands Spencer Foundation grant to examine how teachers use data
Assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction will study whether middle school science teachers have the proper tools or expertise to use data to improve instruction as part of the foundation’s Evidence for the Classroom project.
Thu
Dec
27
UW-Madison researchers win $15 million grant to improve student achievement
More than 4,000 students and their families will be better prepared for success in school thanks to the expansion of an initiative developed by the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. (Photo courtesy of Families and Schools Together, Inc., which will provide training and quality control for the project).
Wed
Nov
21
UW researchers land grant to study data driven decision-making in STEM departments
Researchers with ties to UW-Madison and the university’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) helped land a grant worth nearly $600,000 from the National Science Foundation to study data driven decision-making in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) departments.
Wed
Nov
21
Researchers with WCER publish article examining 'Instructional systems of practice'
Matthew Hora and Joseph Ferrare, both of whom are researchers with UW-Madison’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research, recently published a new article in the Journal of the Learning Sciences titled "Instructional systems of practice: A multidimensional analysis of math and science undergraduate course planning and classroom teaching."
Tue
Nov
13
Grant allows ELPA researcher to expand study of minority-serving institutions
Clifton Conrad, a professor at UW-Madison’s School of Education, is teaming up with Marybeth Gasman, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, to further identify and elevate exemplars of student success at minority serving institutions.
Wed
Oct
24
Knuth, Ellis (C&I) Receive $1M NSF Grant
Eric Knuth and Amy Ellis, both professors in the department of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education, will be co-principal investigators on a discovery research project sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
Thu
Oct
18
Jackson (ELPA) Researches Glass Ceiling in Academia
ELPA Professor Jerlando Jackson's research was highlighted in a Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) cover story about the glass ceiling's operation in the academic world.
Thu
Oct
18
Study Looks at Why Students Leave 'STEM' Majors
The good news: Jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) continue to grow and offer better pay than non-STEM jobs. The bad news: There aren't enough people graduating with STEM degrees to fill them.
Mon
Oct
08
Request for Proposals: Partner School Network (due October 29)
The Partner School Network (PSN) is soliciting funding proposals to support collaborative professional learning between local schools and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.