ITP: Interdisciplinary Training Program in the Education Sciences ITP: Interdisciplinary Training Program in the Education Sciences
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Fall 2016 - Interdisciplinary Training Seminar in Education Sciences

The ITP Friday brownbag seminar series this fall will highlight issues of "scaling up" education reforms, and how high-quality evidence can inform scale up. While this is a required course for ITP fellows, members of the university community are welcome to attend.

Instructor: Geoffrey Borman
ELPA 940 (section 6), 1 cr.
Fridays, 12-1:30 pm, unless noted
259 Education Sciences (except Nov. 4)

See the schedule on Google Calendar


9 September:

Geoffrey Borman, ITP Director
"National Efforts to Bring Reform to Scale: Outcomes and Implications"

Reading: Borman (2005)

16 September:

Robert Slavin, Johns Hopkins University
"Scaling Up Success for All: Lessons Learned"

Reading: Slavin & Madden (2012)

23 September:

Elizabeth Tipton, Columbia University
"Building Generalizations: Tools for Increasing the Relevance of Findings from Experimental Studies in Education"

Reading: Tipton et al (2016)

30 September:

Ariel Kalil, University of Chicago
"Inequality at Home: The Role of Parenting in the Diverging Destinies of Rich and Poor Children"

Reading to download : Mayer, Kalil, Oreopoulos, Gallegos (2015)

7 October:

Henry May, University of Delaware
“Evaluation of the Implementation and Impacts of Reading Recovery: Results from the $55M i3 Scale-Up”

May et al. (2016)

May, Gray, Gillespie et al. (2015)

14 October:

Matt Wiswall, UW-Madison, Economics
"Child Care and the Development of Early Childhood Skills"

Reading: Duncan & Sojourner (2013)

21 October:

Claudia Persico, UW-Madison, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis
"Inequality before Birth: The Developmental Consequences of Environmental Toxicants"

28 October:

Benjamin Castleman, University of Virginia
"Prompting Active Choice Among High Risk Borrowers: Evidence from a Student Loan Counseling Experiment"

Background reading will be distributed to ITP seminar registrants.

4 November:

"Research Practice Partnerships in Wisconsin"

12-2 PM, in the *Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall. Moderated by Eric Camburn. Panelists include Peter Goff (Asisstant Professor, ELPA), Kurt Kiefer (Assistant State Superintendent, DPI), Robert Mathieu (Director, WCER) and Beth Vaade (Director of Qualitative Research and co-director of the Madison Education Partnership, MMSD)
Sponsored by ITP and The Network

*Please note special location of this workshop

11 November:

Drew Anderson, UW-Madison
"Using Multiple Discontinuities to Estimate Broad Effects of Public Need-Based Aid for College." Discussant: John Reinemann, Executive Secretary, Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB)

18 November:

Thomas S. Dee, Stanford University
"The Causal Effects of Cultural Relevance"

Reading: Dee & Penner (2016)

25 November:


2 December:

"Working with the Press to Get the Word Out"

12-2 PM, room 259 Education Sciences. Moderated by Eric Grodsky. The panel includes: Abigail Becker (Reporter, Capital Times), Janet Kelly (Director of Communications, WCER) and Greg Toppo (Reporter, USA Today).

9 December:

Martin Raymond West, Harvard University
"Improving Instructional Data Use: Lessons from a Randomized Trial of Achievement Network"



Barr, A., Bird, K., & Castleman, B. L. (2016, October). Prompting active choice among high-risk borrowers: Evidence from a student loan counseling experiment. Unpublished MS.

Borman, G. (2005). National efforts to bring reform to scale in high-poverty schools: Outcomes and implications. Review of Research in Education 29, Chapter 1, Special Issue, 1-26.

Dee, T., & Penner, E. P. (2016, January). The causal effects of cultural relevance: Evidence from an ethnic studies curriculum. Working Paper 21865, National Bureau of Economic Research.

Duncan, G. J., & Sojourner, A. J. (2013). Can intensive early childhood intervention programs eliminate income-based cognitive and achievement gaps? The Journal of Human Resources 48 (4):945-968.

May. H., Sirinides, P., Gray, A., & Goldsworthy, H. (March 2016). Reading Recovery: An Evaluation of the Four-Year i3 Scale-Up. Research Report, University of Delaware, Constortium for Policy Research in Education.

May, H., Gray, A., Sirinides, P., Goldsworthy, H., Armijo, M., Sam, C., Gillespie, J. N., & Tognatta, N. (2015). Year one results from the multisite randomized evaluation of the i3 scale-up of Reading Recovery. American Educational Research Journal, 52 (3), 547-581.

Mayer, S. E., Kalil, A., Oreopoulos, P., & Gallegos, S. (2015). Using behavioral insights to increase parental entanglement: The Parents and Children Together (PACT) intervention. NBER Working Paper No. 21602, October 2015.

Slavin, R. E., & Madden, N. A. (2012). Scaling up Success for All: Lessons learned over 25 years. Unpublished MS, presented at the annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC, April 2012.

Tipton, E., Fellers, L., Caverly, S., Vaden-Kiernan, M., Borman, G., Sullivan, K., & Ruiz de Castilla, V. (2016). Site selection in experiements: An assessment of site recruitment and generalizability in two scale-up studies. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, DOI: 10.1080/19345747.2015.1105895.