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

Past Events

Symposium Panel:
NORMA BAKER, WCER Visiting Minority Scholar & Director of Elementary Education, Los Angeles Unified School District
LISA WACHTEL, Director of Teaching and Learning, Madison Metropolitan School District
STEVE KAILIN, WCER Researcher and Outreach Specialist
The Value of Research for Decisions about Programs and Instruction in School Districts
November 10, 2006
12-1:30 pm
Room 253, Ed Sciences

MARK DYNARSKI, Mathmatica Policy Research
Using Experiments to Answer Policy Questions: The National Study of Educational Technology
November 3, 2006
12-1:30 pm
Room 253, Ed Sciences

VALUE-ADDED ACHIEVEMENT MODELS WORKSHOP
November 1 & 2, 2006
University of Wisconsin-Madison

This is a joint activity of the UW-Madison and University of Chicago Interdisciplinary Training Programs and continues a discussion on value-added achievement models.

Attendance at this workshop is limited and pre-registration is required. Contact mltedesc@wisc.edu for information.

Advance readings and other information relating to this workshop are available here.

BRAD CARL, Office of Educational Accountability
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
A State Education Agency Perspective on Educational Research Needs in the Era of Assessment and Accountability (co-sponsored by the WCER/DPI Seminar Series
October 27, 2006
12-1:30 pm
Room 259, Ed Sciences

KURT KIEFER, Director of Planning/Research and Evaluation
Madison Metropolitan School District
Producing Evidence that Matters: The View from Inside the School District
October 13, 2006
12-1:30 pm
13th Floor Board Room, Ed Sciences

STEVEN CANTRELL, Executive Director, Midwestern Educational Research Laboratory
The Value of Applied Research in Education
September 8, 2006
12-1:30 pm
13th Floor Board Room, Ed Sciences

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HOWARD BLOOM, Chief Social Scientist, MDRC
Designing Cluster-Randomized Studies to Measure the Impacts of Educational Interventions
April 28, 2006, 12-3:30pm
Using Regression Discontinuity Analysis to Measure the Impacts of Reading First
(in cooperation with Statistics in the Social Sciences lecture series)
April 27, 2006, 12pm
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Interpreting Effect Size Findings for Educational Research
(in cooperation with Department of Educational Psychology colloquium series)
April 26, 2006, 12pm

SPYROS KONSTANTOPOULOS, Assistant Professor, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University
The Power of the Test in Nested Designs
April 21, 2006, 12pm

RICHARD RYAN, Department of Psychology, University of Rochester
High-stakes Testing and Student Motivation
November 11, 2005, 12pm