UW-Madison’s Enright invited to speak at annual Spielberger EMPathy Symposium

June 14, 2019

UW-Madison’s Robert Enright has been invited to represent Division 3 (Society for Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Science) of the American Psychological Association (APA) at the annual Spielberger EMPathy Symposium on Aug. 9 in Chicago. Enright, a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology and the founder of the International Forgiveness Institute, has been pioneering work on the science of forgiveness and researching how it affects wellbeing for more than three decades.

UW-Madison alum Eilers launches new education planning software

June 13, 2019

UW-Madison alumna Angie Eilers has recently launched a software company, UR Turn, that is targeted at education planning for middle and high school students. Eilers' refers to it as the "Google maps for education planning." The program allows students to set a goal and provides guidance and advising to help them along the way.

Review of Higher Education publishes new study from UW-Madison’s Wang, Lee

June 6, 2019

A new study from UW-Madison Xueli Wang and Seo Young Lee examines the psychometric properties of a new survey measuring factors of STEM student transfers from two- to four-year colleges. Measuring factors include things like initial attitudes toward math and science, self-efficacy in math and science, active learning and transfer oriented interaction. This study was published in the Review of Higher Education.

Kaplan receives grant from IES to further Bayesian statistical work on large-scale educational assessments

June 4, 2019

UW-Madison's David Kaplan recently received an $800,000 grant from the Institute for Education Sciences (IES) to develop and adapt the method of Bayesian dynamic borrowing to large-scale assessment programs, such as the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) and the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). The co-PI on the project is Jianshen Chen, who earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Educational Psychology’s quantitative methods program.

Kaplan receives grant from IES to further Bayesian statistical work on large-scale educational assessments

June 4, 2019

UW-Madison David Kaplan recently received an $800,000 grant from the Institute for Education Sciences (IES) through their Statistics and Research Methodology in Education program. The purpose of this grant is to develop and adapt the method of Bayesian dynamic borrowing to large-scale assessment programs, such as the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) and the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA).

UW-Madison’s Hirshberg, Rau, and Smith named NAEd/Spencer Fellows

May 21, 2019

The National Academy of Education (NAEd) announced the recipients of the 2019 NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships, and this year three people with ties to UW-Madison’s School of Education are receiving these highly competitive awards. Matthew Hirshberg and Martina Rau were named NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellows, while Ashley Smith is receiving an NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship.