Recent books authored by WCER researchers include:

Reading Students’ Lives: Literacy Learning Across Time,” Catherine Compton-Lilly, 2017.

Rethinking Case Study Research: A Comparative Approach,” Lesley Bartlett and Frances Vavrus, 2016.

"Young Children’s Mathematics: Cognitively Guided Instruction in Early Childhood Education," Thomas P Carpenter, Megan Loef Franke, Nicholas C. Johnson, Angela C. Turrou and Anita A Wager, 2016. 

"Doing and Talking Science: Engaging ELs in the Discourse of the Science and Engineering Practices,Rita MacDonald, Emily Miller and Sarah Lord, in "Science Teacher Preparation in Content-Based Second Language Acquisition," 2016.

"Education and Youth Agency: Qualitative Case Studies in Global Contexts," Joan DeJaeghere, Jasmina Josić and Kate S. McCleary, 2016.

"Learning-Centered Teacher Evaluation in Wisconsin," Steven M. Kimball, Katharine M. Rainey and Mark Mueller, in "Handbook of Research on Professional Development for Quality Teaching and Learning," 2016.

Academic Literacy Development: A Ten-Year Case Study of an Aspiring Writer,” Cathy Compton-Lilly, in “Multilingual Learners and Academic Literacies: Sociocultural Contexts of Literacy Development in Adolescents,” edited by Daniella Molle, Edynn Sato, Timothy Boals and Carol A. Hedgspeth, 2015.

Educating a Diverse Nation: Lessons from Minority-Serving Institutions,” Clifton Conrad and Marybeth Gasman, 2015.

Educational Games and Outcomes,” Amanda Ochsner, Dennis Ramirez and Constance Steinkuehler, in International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society, 2015. 

Swimming Upstream in a Torrent of Assessment,” Anita Wager, M. Elizabeth Graue and Kelly Harrigan, in “Mathematics and Transition to School,” 2015.

The Aims of Higher Education: Problems of Morality and Justice,” edited by Harry Brighouse and Michael McPherson, 2015.

Swimming Upstream in a Torrent of Assessment,” Anita A. Wagner in “Mathematics and Transition to School: International Perspectives,” edited by Robert Perry, Amy MacDonald, Ann Gervasoni, 2015.

Academic Literacy Development: A Ten-Year Case Study of an Aspiring Writer,” Cathy Compton-Lilly in “Multilingual Learners and Academic Literacies: Sociocultural Contexts of Literacy Development in Adolescents,” edited by Daniella Molle, Edynn Sato, Timothy Boals and Carol A. Hedgspeth, 2015.

Multilingual Learners and Academic Literacies: Sociocultural Contexts of Literacy Development in Adolescents,” edited by Daniella Molle, Edynn Sato, Timothy Boals and Carol A. Hedgspeth, 2015.

Beyond the Game: Transforming Life Outcomes of Black Male Collegiate Student-Athletes,” LaVar J. Charleston, Jerlando F. L. Jackson, Ryan P. Adserias and Nicole M. Lang, in “Black Males and Intercollegiate Athletics: An Exploration of Problems and Solutions,” 2015.

African-American Researchers in Computing Sciences: Expanding the Pool of Participation,” LaVar Charleston, in “Navigating Academia: A Guide for Women and Minority STEM Faculty,” 2015.

Learning Mathematics through Play,” Anita A. Wagner and Amy Noelle Parks in “SAGE Handbook of Play and Learning in Early Childhood,” edited by Liz Brooker, Mindy Blaise and Susan Edwards, 2014.

“The AIDLET Model: A Framework for Selecting Games, Simulations, and Augmented Reality Environments in Mobile Learning,” José Bidarra, Meagan Rothschild, Kurt Squire and Mauro Figueiredo in “Digital Arts and Entertainment: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications,” Information Resources Management Association, 2014.

Foundations of the Learning Sciences,” Mitchell J. Nathan and R. Keith Sawyer in “The Cambridge Handbook of the Learning Sciences,” edited by R.K. Sawyer, 2014.

Grounded Mathematical Reasoning,” Mitchell J. Nathan in “The Routledge Handbook of Embodied Cognition,” edited by L. Shapiro, 2014.

STEM Integration in K-12 Education: Status, Prospects, and an Agenda for Research,” Mitchell Nathan in “Committee on Integrated STEM Education,” Margaret Honey, Greg Pearson, and Heidi Schweingruber, 2014.

Analyzing International Large-Scale Assessment Data within a Bayesian Framework,” David Kaplan and Soojin Park in “Handbook of International Large-Scale Assessment: Background, Technical Issues, and Methods of Data Analysis,” edited by Leslie Rutkowski, Matthias von Davier, David Rutkowsi, 2014.

Leadership for Transforming Districts into Inclusive Systems,” Amanda L. Sullivan, Susan L. Abplanalp and Jack Jorgensen in “Ability, Equity, and Culture: Sustaining Inclusive Urban Education Reform,” Elizabeth B. Kozleski and Kathleen King Thorius, 2014.

Preparing the Next Generation of African American Computing Science Faculty: A Response to the Obama Administration’s Scientific Workforce Priorities,” LaVar J. Charleston, Jerlando F. L. Jackson and Juan E. Gilbert in “The Obama Administration and Educational Reform,” edited by Carol Camp-Yeakey, 2014.

High-Stakes Testing and the Rise of the GED,” Eric Grodsky, John Robert Warren and Andrew Halpern-Manners in “Studies of the GED Testing Program,” edited by James J. Heckman, John Eric Humphries and Nicholas Mader, 2014.

Creating Cultures of Affordability: Can Institutional Incentives Improve the Effectiveness of Financial Aid?Sara Goldrick-Rab in “Reinventing Financial Aid: Charting a New Course to College Affordability,” edited by Andrew P. Kelly and Sara Goldrick-Rab, 2014.

Economic Diversity for Cost Containment,” Sara Goldrick-Rab in “New Paths to Higher Education Diversity after Fisher v. University of Texas,” edited by Richard D. Kahlenberg, 2014.

Promoting Economic Diversity for College Affordability,” Sara Goldrick-Rab in “The Future of Affirmative Action,” edited by Richard Kahlenberg, 2014.

Resilience and Disability: Concepts, Examples, Cautions, and Prospects,” Christopher Murray and Bonnie Doren in “The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Disability,” edited by Michael L. Wehmeyer, 2014.

The Complex Face of Video Research,” Mary J. Leonard and Sharon J. Derry in “Handbook of Design in Educational Technology,” edited by Rosemary Luckin, Sadhana Puntambekar, Peter Goodyear, Barbara L Grabowski, Joshua Underwood, Niall Winters, 2014.

Learning From Minority-Serving Institutions,” Clifton Conrad in “Diverse Issues in Higher Education,” 2014.

Primary Goods, Capabilities and the Millennium Development Target for Gender Equity in Education,” Harry Brighouse and Elaine Unterhalter in “Capabilities, Gender, Equality: toward Fundamental Entitlements,” edited by Flavio Comim and Martha Nussbaum, 2014.

The Place of Educational Equality in Educational Justice,” Harry Brighouse and Adam Swift in “Education, Justice and the Human Good: Fairness and Equality in the Education System,” edited by Kirsten Meyer, 2014.

The Goods of Parenting,” Harry Brighouse and Adam Swift in “Family-making: Contemporary Ethical Challenges,” edited by Francoise Baylis and Carolyn McLeod, 2014.

Embodied Knowledge in the Development of Conservation of Quantity: Evidence from Gesture,” Martha Alibali, Breckie Church and Sotaro Kita in “Emerging Perspectives on Gesture and Embodiment in Mathematics,” Laurie D. Edwards, Francesca Ferrara and Deborah Moore-Russo, 2014.

Teaching about Confidence Intervals: How Instructors Connect Ideas Using Speech and Gesture,” Martha Alibali in “Learning and Becoming in Practice: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference of the Learning Sciences,” edited by Joseph L. Polman, Eleni A. Kyza, D. Kevin O'Neill, Iris Tabak, William R. Penuel, A. Susan Jurow, Kevin O'Connor,Tiffany Lee, and Laura D'Amico, 2014.

Humanizing Research,” Django Paris and Maisha T. Winn, 2014.

Diversity and Inclusion on Campus: Supporting Racially and Ethnically Underrepresented Students,” Rachelle Winkle-Wagner and Angela M. Locks, 2014.

School Finance: A Policy Perspective,” Allan Odden and Lawrence Picus, 5th edition, 2014.

Single-Case Research Design and Analysis (Psychology Revivals): New Directions for Psychology and Education,” Joel R. Levin and Thomas Kratochwill, 2014.

Bayesian Statistics for the Social Sciences,” David Kaplan, 2014.

Equal Scrutiny: Privatization and Accountability in Digital Education,” Patricia Burch and Annalee G. Good, 2014.

Family Values: The Ethics of Parent-Child Relationships,” Harry Brighouse and Adam Swift, 2014.

Branding Tengchong: Globalization, Road Building and Spatial Reconfigurations in Yunnan, Southwest China,” Yongming Zhou in “Cultural Heritage Politics in China,” edited by Tami Blumenfield and Helaine Silverman, 2013.

From When and Where I Enter: Theoretical and Empirical Considerations of Minority Students’ Transition to College,” Deborah Faye Carter, Angela Mosi Locks and Rachelle Winkle-Wagner in “Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research,” edited by Michael B. Paulsen, 2013.

Practices that Support Mathematics Learning in a Play-Based Classroom,” Anita A. Wagner in “Reconceptualizing Early Mathematics Learning,” edited by Lyn D. English and Joanne T. Mulligan, 2013.

Matching and Propensity Scores,” Peter M. Steiner and David Cook in “The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods in Psychology,” edited by Todd D. Little, 2013.

Complementary Effects of Sense-Making and Fluency-Building Support for Connection Making: A Matter of Sequence,” Martina A. Rau, Vincent Aleven and Nikol Rummel in “Artificial Intelligence in Education,” edited by H. Chad Lane, Kalina Yacef, Jack Mostow and Philip Pavlik, 2013.

How to Use Multiple Graphical Representations to Support Conceptual Learning? Research-Based Principles in the Fractions Tutor,” Martina A. Rau, Vincent Aleven and Nikol Rummel in “Artificial Intelligence in Education,” edited by H.C. Lane, K. Yacef, J. Mostow and P. Pavlik, 2013.

Considerations for Achievement Testing of Students with Individual Needs,” Rebecca Kopriva and Craig A. Albers in “APA Handbook of Testing and Assessment in Psychology, Vol. 3: Testing and Assessment in School Psychology and Education,” edited by Kurt F. Geisinger, Bruce A. Bracken, Janet F. Carlson, Jo-Ida C. Hansen, Nathan R. Kuncel, Steven P. Reise and Michael C. Rodriguez, 2013.

Bayesian Statistical Methods,” David Kaplan and Sarah Depaoli in “The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods in Psychology, Vol. 1,” edited by Todd D. Little, 2013.

The Accidental Revolution: Teacher Accountability, Value-Added, and the Restructuring of the American School System,” Douglas N. Harris and Chris Thorn in “The Infrastructure of Accountability: Data Use and the Transformation of American Education,” edited by Dorothea Anagnostopoulos, Stacey A. Rutledge and Rebecca Jacobsen, 2013.

Addressing the Declining Productivity of Higher Education Using Cost-Effectiveness Analysis,” Douglas N. Harris in “Stretching the Higher Education Dollar,” American Enterprise Institute, 2013.

School Integration and the Open Door Philosophy: Rethinking the Economic and Racial Composition of Community Colleges,” Sara Goldrick-Rab and Peter Kinsley in “Bridging the Higher Education Divide: Strengthening Community Colleges and Restoring the American Dream,” The Century Foundation Task Force, 2013.

Agency, Authority, and Action in Family Literacy Scholarship: An Analysis of the Epistemological Assumptions Operating in Family Literacy Scholarship,” Catherine Compton-Lilly, Beth Graue, Rebecca Rogers and Tisha Y. Lewis in “The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy,” edited by Joanne Larson and Jackie Marsh, 2013.

Education,” Harry Brighouse in “The Routledge Companion to Social and Political Philosophy,” edited by Gerald Gaus and Fred D'Agostino, 2013.

“Family Values and School Policy: Shaping Values and Conferring Advantage,” Harry Brighouse and Adam Swift in “Education, Justice, and Democracy,” edited by Danielle Allen and Rob Reich, 2013.

Family,” Harry Brighouse and Adam Swift, “Parental Rights and Responsibilities,” Adam Swift and Harry Brighouse, “Difference Principle,” Harry Brighouse in “The International Encyclopedia of Ethics,” edited by Hugh LaFollette, 2013.

Considerations for Achievement Testing of Students with Individual Needs,” Rebecca Kopriva and Craig A. Albers in “APA Handbook of Testing and Assessment in Psychology,” edited by Kurt F. Geisinger, Bruce A. Bracken, Janet F. Carlson, Jo-Ida C.Hansen, Nathan R. Kuncel, Steven P. Reise, Michael C. Rodriguez, 2013.

Promoting Social Skills in the Inclusive Classroom,” Kimber L. Wilkerson, Aaron B.T. Perzigian and Jill K. Schurr, 2013.

Testing Wars in the Public Schools: A Forgotten History,” William J. Reese, 2013.

New Developments in Quantitative Psychology,” Roger E. Millsap, L. Andries van der Ark, Daniel M. Bolt and Carol M. Woods, 2013.

Teaching in Tension: International Pedagogies, National Policies, and Teachers’ Practices in Tanzania,” edited by Frances Vavrus and Lesley Bartlett, 2013.

Refugees, Immigrants, and Education in the Global South: Lives In Motion,” Lesley Bartlett and Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, 2013.

What Makes Cross-Race Alliances Unlikely?” Angelina E. Castagno, Marquita T. Chamblee, Pamela Huang Chao, Karen L. Dace, LouAnn Gerken, Liz Leckie, Kristi Ryujin, Theresa L. Torres, Malia Villegas and Rachelle Winkle-Wagner,Race at First Sight,” Lori D. Patton and Rachelle Winkle-Wagner in “Unlikely Allies in the Academy: Women of Color and White Women in Conversation,” edited by Karen L. Dace, 2012.

Finding Support One Relationship at a Time: The Role of Faculty and Peers in Supporting Black Graduate Students at HBCUs,” Carmen McCallum, Dorian L. McCoy and Rachelle Winkle-Wagner in “Black Graduate Education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Trends, Experiences, and Outcomes,” Robert T. Palmer, Adriel A. Hilton and Tiffany P. Fontaine, 2012.

Learning Trajectories through a Sociocultural Lens,” Anita A. Wagner and Thomas P. Carpenter in “Instructional Strategies for Improving Students’ Learning: Focus on Early Reading and Mathematics,” edited by Jerry S. Carlson and Joel R. Levin, 2012.

Evaluating National Programs: A Case Study of the No Child Left Behind Program in the United States,” Thomas D. Cook, Manyee Wong and Peter Steiner in “Antisocial Behavior and Crime: Contributions of Developmental and Evaluation Research to Prevention and Intervention,” edited by Thomas Bliesener, Andreas Beelmann and Mark Stemmler, 2012.

Research Designs for Program Evaluation,” Vivian C. Wong, Coady Wing, Peter M. Steiner, Manyee Wong and Thomas D. Cook in “Handbook of Psychology, Volume 2, Research Methods in Psychology,” Irving B. Weiner, John A. Schinka and Wayne F. Velicer, 2012.

Activity Theory in the Learning Technologies,” Benjamin DeVane and Kurt D. Squire in “Theoretical Foundations of Learning Environments,” edited by David Jonassen and Susan Land, 2012.

Models of Situated Action: Computer Games and the Problem of Transfer,” David Williamson Shaffer in “Games, Learning, and Society: Learning and Meaning in the Digital Age,” edited by Constance Steinkuehler, Kurt Squire and Sasha Barab, 2012.

The Right Kind of Gate: Computer Games and the Future of Assessment,” David Williamson Shaffer and James Paul Gee in “Technology-Based Assessments for 21st Century Skills,” edited by Michael C. Mayrath, Jody Clarke-Midura, Daniel H. Robinson and Gregory Schraw, 2012.

Sense Making Alone Doesn’t Do It: Fluency Matters Too! ITS Support for Robust Learning with Multiple Representations,” Martina A. Rau, Vincent Aleven, Nikol Rummel and Stacie Rohrbach in “Intelligent Tutoring Systems,” edited by S.A. Cerri, W.J. Clancey, G. Papadourakis and K. Panourgia, 2012.

Representing Space: Exploring the Relationship between Gesturing and Geoscience Understanding in Children,” Bryan J. Matlen, Kinnari Atit, Tilbe Göksun, Martina A. Rau and Maria Ptouchkina in “Spatial Cognition VIII,” edited by C. Stachniss, K. Schill and D. Uttal, 2012.

Getting Results with Limited Resources,” Allan Odden in “Getting to 2014 (and beyond): The Choices and Challenges Ahead. A Collection of Essays to Encourage Constructive Dialogue among Policymakers, Educators, and Practitioners Engaged in School Reform,” Education Sector, 2012.

Bayesian Structural Equation Modeling,” David Kaplan and Sarah Depaoli in “Handbook of Structural Equation Modeling,” edited by Rick H. Hoyle, 2012.

Differential Gender Outcomes of Career Exploration Sessions for African American Undergraduates: An Examination of a Computing Science Outreach Effort at Predominantly White Institutions,” Jerlando F.L. Jackson and LaVar J. Charleston in “Black Female Undergraduates on Campus: Successes and Challenges,” edited by Crystal Renée Chambers and Rhonda V. Sharpe, 2012.

Participatory Media Spaces: A Design Perspective on Learning with Media and Technology in the Twenty-First Century,” Erica Halverson in “Games, Learning, and Society: Learning and Meaning in the Digital Age,” edited by Constance Steinkuehler, Kurt Squire, Sasha Barab, 2012.

Expanded Opportunities for All in Global Higher Education Systems,” Richard Arum, Adam Gamoran and Yossi Shavit in “Social Class and Education: Global Perspectives,” edited by Lois Weis and Nadine Dolby, 2012.

“Adolescent Reasoning in Mathematical and Non-Mathematical Domains: Exploring the Paradox,” Eric Knuth, Charles Kalish, Amy Ellis, Caroline Williams and Mathew D. Felton in “The Adolescent Brain: Learning, Reasoning, and Decision Making,” edited by Valerie F. Reyna, Sandra B. Chapman, Michael R. Dougherty and Jere Confrey, 2012.

Reading Time: The Literate Lives of Urban Secondary Students and Their Families,” Catherine Compton-Lilly, 2012.

Civility, Citizenship, and the Limits of Schooling,” Harry Brighouse in “Civility in Politics and Education,” by Deborah Mower and Wade L. Robison, 2012.

Learning Progressions to Support Ambitious Teaching Practices,” Melissa Braaten in “Learning Progressions in Science,” edited by Alicia C. Alonzo and Amelia Wenk Gotwals, 2012.

Additive Schooling: A Critical Small School for Latino Immigrant Youth,” Lesley Bartlett in “Critical Small Schools: Beyond Privatization in New York City Urban Educational Reform,” edited by Maria Hantzopoulos and Alia R. Tyner-Mullings, 2012.

Considering Diverse Learner Characteristics in Problem-Solving Assessment,” Craig A. Albers, Paige L. Mission, and Brittany Bice-Urbach, and “Evaluating Intervention Outcomes within Problem-Solving-Based Assessment,” Craig A. Albers, Stephen N. Elliott, Ryan J. Kettler, and Andrew T. Roach in “Assessment for Intervention: Second Edition: A Problem-Solving Approach,” edited by Rachel Brown-Chidsey and Kristina J. Andren, 2012.

Education and Incarceration,” Erica R. Meiners and Maisha T. Winn, 2012.

Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice: Conversations with Educators,” David Stinson and Anita Wagner, 2012.

Video Games, Learning, and Society: Learning and Meaning in the Digital Age,” Constance Steinkuehler, Kurt Squire and Sasha Barab, 2012.

Evolution Challenges: Integrating Research and Practice in Teaching and Learning about Evolution,” Karl S. Rosengren, Sarah K. Brem, E. Margaret Evans and Gale M. Sinatra, 2012.

Integrating Research on the Graphical Representation of Functions,” Thomas A. Romberg, Elizabeth Fennema and Thomas P. Carpenter, 2012.

Advancing the Regional Role of Two-Year Colleges,” L. Allen Phelps, 2012.

Mentor Training for Clinical and Translational Researchers,” Jo Handelsman, Christine Pfund, Sarah Miller and Christine Maidl Pribbenow, 2012.

Improving Student Learning when Budgets are Tight,” Allan Odden, 2012.

Developing Essential Understanding of Proof and Proving for Teaching Mathematics in Grades 9-12,” Kristen Bieda, Eric Knuth, Amy Ellis and Rose Mary Zbiek, 2012.

Strengthening the African American Educational Pipeline: Informing Research, Policy, and Practice,” Jerlando F. L. Jackson, 2012.

The Oxford Handbook of Synesthesia,” edited by Julia Simner and Edward M. Hubbard, 2012.

Reviewing Qualitative Research in the Social Sciences,” Audrey A. Trainor and Elizabeth Graue, 2012.

Cultivating Inquiry-Driven Learners: A College Education for the 21st Century,” Clifton Conrad and Laura Dunek, 2012.

Promoting Civic Thinking through Epistemic Game Play,” Elizabeth A. S. Bagley and David Williamson Shaffer in “Discoveries in Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations: New Interdisciplinary Applications,” edited by Richard E. Ferdig, 2011.

Engaging Multiple Epistemologies: Implications for Science Education,” E.M. Evans, Christine H. Legare and Karl Rosengren in “Epistemology and Science Education: Understanding the Evolution,” Roger S. Taylor and Michel Ferrari, 2011.