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Goff, Peter T.; Bruecker, Ellie M. – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2017
A considerable body of work has addressed teacher labor markets and the sorting of teachers within and among school districts. Many studies have focused on urban schools within teacher labor markets, but far less research has examined teacher supply and demand among rural school districts. This study examines the pool of applicants vying for…
Descriptors: Labor Market, School Districts, Teacher Supply and Demand, Rural Schools
Cook, H. Gary; Sahakyan, Narek; Linquanti, Robert – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2017
The authors develop model analyses based on a U.S. Department of Education guide to illustrate procedures a State could use to compare and contrast school-level overall and English Learner accountability determinations for proficiency in reading/language arts under the options allowed by the Every Student Succeeds Act. As a technical reference,…
Descriptors: State Standards, Accountability, Immigrants, English Language Learners
Kim, Ahyoung Alicia; Kondo, Akira; Castro, Mariana – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2016
Due to the increase in the number of preschool-aged dual language learners (DLLs), there is a need to understand their language development and how to better support them. Although DLLs' language development has traditionally been studied from a structuralist perspective, few have examined their language use from a functional approach, which…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Second Language Learning, Bilingual Students
Connolly, Mark R.; Lee, You-Geon – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2015
As a result of increased national emphasis on preparing future faculty in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to teach undergraduates, more research universities offer teaching development (TD) programs to doctoral students who aspire to academic careers. Using social cognitive career theory, we examine the effects of these…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, STEM Education, Self Efficacy
Goff, Peter T.; Baxley, Gwendolyn S. – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2015
Teacher and student sorting within and between schools has historically garnered national attention and controversy. Scholars have recently examined how school leaders make data-driven decisions to create more equitable schools, particularly through teacher and student assignment practices. School leaders use student test scores to strategically…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Teacher Placement, Principals, Data
Bal, Aydin – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2015
This report presents the underlying theory and methodology of the first framework to operationalize culture and culturally responsiveness in the context of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. Created following a systematic review of literature, this framework was created as a cultural artifact to expand the conceptualization of the…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Culturally Relevant Education, Literature Reviews, Educational Principles
Hora, Matthew T.; Oleson, Amanda K. – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2015
Research suggests which study strategies are effective but little descriptive research focuses on how undergraduate students study in real-world settings. Thus, the mechanisms of students' actual learning remain a black box for the field of higher education, with far more attention paid to inputs and outputs of the learning process. Using a…
Descriptors: Study Habits, Focus Groups, Self Management, Undergraduate Students
Goff, Peter T.; Kam, Jihye; Kraszewski, Jacek – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2015
Survey tools are used in education to direct policy, drive leadership decisions, and inform research. Increasingly survey measures of school climate and perspectives of leadership are incorporated into measures of school and principal quality. This study examines the role of temporal variations in survey response patterns using the data from the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, National Surveys, School Effectiveness, Time
Connolly, Mark R.; Seymour, Elaine – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2015
In 2009, a pair of meetings launched an ambitious initiative to link communities engaged in improving STEM education with those engaged in global sustainability. The organizers of the initiative, "Mobilizing STEM Education for a Sustainable Future" (details of which may be found at, selected…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Theories, STEM Education, Educational Quality
Goff, Peter; Salisbury, Jason; Blitz, Mark – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2015
Initiatives to increase leadership accountability coupled with efforts to promote data-driven leadership have led to widespread adoption of instruments to assess school leaders. In this paper we present a decision matrix that practitioners and researchers can use to facilitate instrument selection. Our decision matrix focuses on the psychometric…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Measures (Individuals), Feedback (Response), Psychometrics
Halverson, Rich; Barnicle, Al; Hackett, Sarah; Rawat, Tanushree; Rutledge, Julia; Kallio, Julie; Mould, Curt; Mertes, Janice – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2015
Personalized learning places the interests and abilities of learners at the center of their education experience. Educators develop environments in which students and teachers together build plans for learners to achieve both interest-based and standards-based goals. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education worked…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, College School Cooperation, Praxis, Educational Practices
Pier, Elizabeth L.; Raclaw, Joshua; Nathan, Mitchell J.; Kaatz, Anna; Carnes, Molly; Ford, Cecilia E. – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2015
Grant peer review is a foundational component of scientific research. In the context of grant review meetings, the review process is a collaborative, socially mediated, locally constructed decision-making task. The current study examines how collaborative discussion affects reviewers' scores of grant proposals, how different review panels score…
Descriptors: Participative Decision Making, Videoconferencing, Peer Evaluation, Grants
Oleson, Amanda K.; Hora, Matthew T.; Benbow, Ross J. – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2014
The fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, more ubiquitously known by the acronym "STEM," have received a substantial amount of attention in recent years. As part of a research study investigating the alignment (or lack thereof) between the goals and priorities of educators and employers, we found it difficult to…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Labor Force Development, Definitions, Educational Attainment
Meyer, Robert; Pyatigorsky, Mikhail; Rice, Andrew – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2014
Student growth measures are increasingly common in K-12 school and teacher accountability policy in the United States. At this time, it is still rare for educator preparation programs (EPPs) to be evaluated by similar measures for either low stakes program improvement or higher stakes accreditation processes. Growth in student achievement reflects…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Education Programs, Models, Theory Practice Relationship
Hora, Matthew T. – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2014
Policymakers and educators alike increasing focus on faculty adoption of interactive teaching techniques as a way to improve undergraduate education. Yet, little empirical research exists that examines the processes whereby faculty make decisions about curriculum design and classroom teaching in real-world situations. In this study, I use the idea…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Instructional Design, College Instruction, Curriculum Design
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