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

Spring 2010
Interdisciplinary Training Seminar in Education Sciences

Sara Goldrick-Rab, EPS 600
Fridays 12:00-1:30 p.m.
13th floor boardroom, Education Sciences bldg

SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS AND READINGS

January 22:

David Kaplan, Educational Psychology, "A Slice of PISA"

Reading: Slideshow

January 29:

Robert M. Hauser, Sociology, "Commentary on PISA: On Quality and Equity in the Performance of Students and Schools"

Reading: Hauser (2009)

February 5:

Deven Carlson, ITP fellow, Political Science, "Charter School Governance and Student Outcomes"

Reading: Carlson, Lavery, & Witte (2010)

February 12:

Lesley Lavery, ITP fellow, Political Science, "Internship Report: Working at the Gates Foundation"

February 19:

Jeffrey Grigg (and Geoffrey Borman), ITP Fellow, Sociology, "A Lottery-Based Efficacy Trial of a Replicable Charter School Model"

February 26:

Salvador Navarro, Economics, "A Framework for the Analysis of Time-varying Treatment Effects: How The Timing of Grade Retention Affects Outcomes"

Reading:Cooley, Navarro, & Takahashi (2010)

March 5:

Jason Engle, ITP Fellow, Political Science, "Internship Report: Social Capital Project"

March 12:

Thomas Dee, Economics, Swarthmore College (co-sponsored by IRP), "The Impact of No Child Left Behind on Student Achievement"

Reading available at http://www.nber.org/papers/w15531 and on Dee's web page

March 19:

Sarah Bruch, ITP fellow, Sociology. "Treatment Effect Heterogeneity in a Science Professional Development Initiative: The Case for School Capacity"

March 26:

Hilary Shager (and Katharine Magnuson), ITP Fellow, Social Work, "Using Meta-Analysis to Explain Variation in Head Start Research Results: The Role of Research Design"

Reading to be distributed.

April 2: NO MEETING--SPRING BREAK

April 9:

Eric Bettinger, Stanford University, "The Role of Simplification and Information in College Decisions: Results from the H&R Block FAFSA Experiment"

Paper: http://www.nber.org/papers/w15361.pdf

April 16:

Sara Goldrick-Rab , EPS, and Doug Harris, EPS, "The (Un)Productivity of American Colleges: From 'Cost Disease' to Cost-Effectiveness"

Paper: Harris & Goldrick-Rab (2010)

April 23:

Ben Cowan, Economics, "Forward-Thinking Teens: The Effects of College Costs on Adolescent Risky Behavior"

Paper: http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/~bcowan/research/Cowan_jm_paper.pd

April 30: NO MEETING--AERA

May 7:

Anna Haskins and Lauren Schudde, ITP fellows, Sociology, "Internship Report: Experiences at Mathematica Policy Research"

 

Bibliography

Bettinger, E. P., Long, B. T., Oreopoulos, P., & Sanbonmatsu, L. (2009). "The Role of Simplification and Information in College Decisions: Results from the H&R Block FAFSA Experiment." National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 15361.

Carlson, D., Lavery, L., & Witte, J. F. (2010). "Charter School Governance and Student Outcomes." Unpublished ms.

Cooley, J., Navarro, S., & Takahashi, Y. (2010). "A Framework for the Analysis of Time-varying Treatment Effexts: How the Timing of Grade Retention Affects Outcomes." Unpublished ms.

Cowan, B. W. (2009). "Forward-Thinking Teens: The Effects of College Costs on Adolescent Risky Behavior." Unpublished ms.

Dee, T., & Jacob, B. (2009). "The Impact of No Child Left Behind on Student Achievement." National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 15531.

Harris, D. N., & Goldrick-Rab, S. (2010). "The (Un)Productivity of American Colleges: From 'Cost Disease' to Cost-Effectiveness." Unpublished ms.

Hauser, Robert M. (2009)." On 'Quality and Equity in the Performance of Students and Schools.'" Unpublished ms.

Kaplan, D. (2010). "A Slice of PISA: The OECD Program for International Student Assessment." [Powerpoint slides].