School of Education’s Kaplan, Clark recognized with UW–Madison Hilldale Awards

April 24, 2020

David Kaplan and Laurie Beth Clark, both faculty members with the School of Education, were honored with UW–Madison Hilldale Awards for their distinguished contributions to research, teaching, and service. Each year, the Secretary of the Faculty recognizes four professors from across campus for these major awards, which have been given annually since the 1986-87 academic year. One faculty member each from the arts and humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, and biological sciences is selected from nominations by department chairs. The winners are awarded $7,500.

UW–Madison’s EdNeuroLab tackling math learning through brain imaging

April 7, 2020

In 2012, Edward Hubbard, a cognitive neuroscientist and assistant professor in UW‒Madison’s Department of Educational Psychology, created the Educational Neuroscience Lab to understand—through functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)—how the physical changes that occur in children’s brains as they learn may help improve education practices.

UW–Madison’s Pauline Ho receives 2020 Psychological Science Research Grant

March 6, 2020

Pauline Ho received the 2020 Psychological Science Research Grant from the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS). The Ph.D. student with the human development program within the School of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology aims to better understand how individual and contextual factors interact to chart the course of ethnic and racial identity development of African American students attending predominantly white institutions.

Finalists for WCER director post visiting campus Dec. 5-16 for open forums

November 20, 2019

Four finalists to become the next director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) are visiting campus from Dec. 5 to 16 to participate in public forums and meet with faculty, staff, and School of Education leadership. The finalists were selected by a 13-member search-and-screen committee co-chaired by WIDA Executive Director Tim Boals and Percival Matthews, an associate professor with the Department of Educational Psychology and a WCER researcher. The WCER director reports to the dean of the School of Education, Diana Hess.

Talk on assessment and equity with University of Colorado’s Shepard available online

November 14, 2019

A talk on assessment and equity held on Oct. 30 with the University of Colorado-Boulder’s Lorrie Shepard is now available to view online. Shepard, the University Distinguished Professor and Dean Emerita with UC’s School of Education, researches psychometrics and the misuse of tests in educational settings. Her technical work has contributed to validity theory, standard setting, and statistical models for detecting test bias. Her lecture was titled, "When, If Ever, Can Assessment Foster Equity?"