Journal Articles

Recent publications authored by WCER researchers include:

"Data Driven Decision-Making in the Era of Accountability: Fostering Faculty Data Cultures for Learning," Matthew T. Hora, Jana Bouwma-Gearhart, and Hyoung Joon Park, The Review of Higher Education, Spring 2017.


"An Adaptive Collaboration Script for Learning with Multiple Visual Representations in Chemistry," Martina A. Rau, Hannah E. Bowman and John W. Moore, Computers and Education, June 2017.


Designing and Assessing Risk-Sharing Models for Federal Student Aid,” Nicholas Hillman, report for WISCAPE, December 2016. 


What Style of Leadership Is Best Suited to Direct Organizational Change to Fuel Institutional Diversity in Higher Education?” Ryan Adserias, LaVar Charleston and Jerlando Jackson, Race Ethnicity and Education, December 2016. 


Education Deserts: The Continued Significance of “Place” in the Twenty-First Century,” Nicholas Hillman and Taylor Weichman, report for the American Council on Education, 2016. 


Individual Differences in Nonsymbolic Ratio Processing Predict Symbolic Math Performance,” Percival Matthews, Mark Rose Lewis, Edward Hubbard, Psychological Science, 2016. 


Build an Early Foundation for Algebra Success,” Eric Knuth, Ana Stephens, Maria Blanton and Angela Gardiner, Kappan, 2016. 


On Matrix Sampling and Imputation of Context Questionnaires with Implications for the Generation of Plausible Values in Large-Scale Assessments,” David Kaplan and Dan Su, Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 2016. 


"Promoting Student Academic Achievement Through Faculty Development about Inclusive TeachingMegan E. Schmid, Donald L. Gillian-Daniel, Sara Kraemer and Mark Kueppers, Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016.


Exploring Gender Disparities in Senior-Level Position Attainment in the Academic Workforce: Does Evidence Suggest a Glass Ceiling,” Elizabeth O’Callaghan and Jerlando Jackson, Journal of the Professoriate, 2016.


"State Standards Scratch the Surface of Learning about Political Parties and Ideology," Paula McAvoy, Rebecca Fine, Ann Herrera Ward, The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, 2016.


Using Online Compound Interest Tools to Improve Financial Literacy,” Edward Hubbard, Percival Matthews and Anya Samek, Journal of Economic Education, 2016. 


"Polarized Classrooms," Paula McAvoy, Teaching Tolerance: A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, 2016.


"The Benefits of Attending the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS): The Role of Research Confidence," Bettina J. Casad, Amy L. Chang and Christine M. Pribbenow, CBE Life Sciences Education, 2016.


"New Measures Assessing Predictors of Academic Persistence for Historically Underrepresented Racial/Ethnic Undergraduates in Science," Angela Byars-Winston, Jenna Rogers, Janet BranchawChristine Pribbenow, Ryan Hanke, and Christine Pfund, CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2016.


Lightness Constancy in Surface Visualization,” Danielle Albers Szafir, Alper Sarikaya and Michael Gleicher, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, September 2016. 


"Testing Benefits." Mariana Castro, Language Magazine, 2016.


"Defining Attributes and Metrics of Effective Research Mentoring Relationships." Christine Pfund, Angela Byars-Winston, Janet Branchaw, Sylvia Hurtado, Kevin Eagan. AIDS and Behavior, 2016.


Teaching and Assessing Engineering Design Thinking with Virtual Internships and Epistemic Network Analysis,” Golnaz Arastoopour, David Shaffer, Zachari Swiecki, A. R. Ruis and Naomi Chesler, International Journal of Engineering Education, 2016. 


Supporting Students in Making Sense of Connections and in Becoming Perceptually Fluent in Making Connections Among Multiple Graphical Representations,” Martina Rau, Vincent Aleven and Nikol Rummel, Journal of Educational Psychology, August 2016. 


The Geography of College Opportunity: The Case of Education Deserts,” Nicholas Hillman, American Educational Research Journal, August 2016.


What Constitutes Prudent Spending from Private College Endowments? Evidence from Underwater FundsDrew M. Anderson, Education Finance and Policy, August 2016. 


Aid After Enrollment: Impacts of a Statewide Grant Program at Public Two-year Colleges,” Drew M. Anderson and Sara Goldrick-Rab, August 2016.


The Possibilities of Longitudinal Research: Lessons From a Teacher and a Researcher,” Catherine Compton-Lilly, The Educational Forum, August 2016.


"New Measures Assessing Predictors of Academic Persistence for Historically Underrepresented Racial/Ethnic Undergraduates in Science," Angela Byars-Winston, Jenna Rogers, Janet Branchaw, Christine Pribbenow, Ryan Hanke, and Christine Pfund, CBE-Life Sciences Education, American Society of Cell Biology, September, 2016.


“Buy-In” vs. “Allowed In”: Lessons Learned in Family Engagement Program Recruitment and RetentionSusan Smetzer-Anderson and Jackie Roessler of WCER’s PhillyFASTi3 project, Annenberg Institute’s journal, Voices in Urban Education, August, 2016.


A Closer Look at a Summer Reading Program: Listening to Students and Parents,” Catherine Compton-Lilly, Rachel Caloia, Erin Quast and Kelly McCann, The Reading Teacher, July/August 2016.


Learning about Probability from Text and Tables: Do Color Coding and Labeling through an Interactive-user Interface Help?” Virginia Clinton, Kinga Morsanyi, Martha Alibali and Mitchell Nathan, Applied Cognitive Psychology, 2016. 


TextDNA: Visualizing Word Usage with Configurable Colorfields,” Danielle Albers Szafir, Deidre Stufer, Yusef Sohail and Michael Gleicher, Computer Graphics Forum, 2016.


"Constructing Self-Efficacy in STEM Graduate Education," LaVar Charleston and Raul Leon, Journal for Multicultural Education, June, 2016.


A Framework for Considering Comprehensibility in Modeling,” Michael Gleicher, Big Data, June 2016.


Time in Education: Intertwined Dimensions and Theoretical Possibilities,” Catherine Compton-Lilly, Time and Society, June 2016.


"The ASM-NSF Biology Scholars Program: An Evidence-Based Model for Faculty Development," Amy L. Chang and Christine M. Pribbenow, Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education, May 2016.


"Scaling Up: Adapting a Phage-Hunting Course to Increase Participation of First-Year Students in Research," Nancy L. Staub, Marianne Poxleitner, Amanda Braley, Helen Smith-Flores, Christine M. Pribbenow, Leslie Jaworski, David Lopatto and Kirk R. Anders. Life Sciences Education, Summer 2016.


Infants Encode Phonetic Detail during Cross-Situational Word Learning,” Paola Escudero, Karen Mulak and Haley Vlach, Frontiers in Psychology, 2016. 


Why Performance-Based College Funding Doesn’t Work,” Nicholas Hillman, report for The Century Foundation, May 2016. 


A Review of Mathematics and the Body: Material Entanglements in the Classroom,” Elizabeth Pier and Mitchell Nathan, Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2016. 


Measuring Teacher Effectiveness Using Value-Added Models of High School Achievement,” Anita Gawade and Robert Meyer, Teachers College Record, 2016. 


Educational Expectations and Progress of Community College Students: Does Socialization Matter?” Xueli Wang, Teachers College Record, 2016. 


"The Real Price of College." Sara Goldrick-Rab and Nancy Kendall. The Century Foundation, March 2016.


Improving Access to, Quality, and the Effectiveness of Digital Tutoring in K-12 Education,” Patricia Burch, Annalee Good, Carolyn Heinrich, Educational Evaluation and policy Analysis, March 2016. 


Four Types of Ensemble Coding in Data Visualizations,” Danielle Albers Szafir, Steve Haroz, Michael Gleicher and Steven Franconeri, Journal of Vision, March 2016.


"Navigating the Problem Space of Academic Work,"  Matthew Hora. AERA Open, January 2016.


The Wisconsin Grant: Overview and Recommendations for Evaluation,” Drew M. Anderson & Sara Goldrick-Rab, January 2016.


Marketing, Information, and Parental Choice: A Comparative Case Study of Third-Party, Federally Funded Out-of-School-Time Services,” Molly Stewart and Annalee Good, Peabody Journal of Education, January 2016. 


"Faculty Development to Address the Achievement Gap" Donald L. Gillian-Daniel and Sara B. Kraemer. Change Magazine, December 2015.


Transformation in K-12 English Language Proficiency Assessment: Changing Contexts, Changing Constructs.Timothy Boals, Dorry M. Kenyon, Alissa Blair, M. Elizabeth Cranley, Carsten Wilmes and Laura J. Wright. Review of Research in Education, 2015.


#bully: Uses of Hashtags in Posts about Bullying on Twitter.” Angela J. Calvin, Amy Bellmore, Jun-Ming Xu and Xiaojin Zhu. Journal of School Violence, 2015.


Qualitative Research: An Introduction to Methods and Designs.” Catherine Compton-Lilly, Lois Zamzow, Ya-Fang Cheng, Min Yu, Andrea Durón, Brook Goralski-Cumbajin, Dana Hagerman and Erin Quast. Educational Action Research, 2015.


Assessing the Validity of an Annual Survey for Measuring the Enacted Literacy Curriculum.” Eric Camburn, Seong Won Han and James Sebastian. Educational Policy, 2015.


Frequently Asked Questions About President Obama’s Free Community College Proposal.” Sara Goldrick-Rab. Wisconsin Hope Lab Policy Brief, 2015.


Culturally Responsive Research Rubric for Experimental Intervention Studies: The Development of a Rubric for Paradigm Expansion.” Aydin Bal and Audrey A. Trainor. Review of Educational Research, 2015.


Leave Her Out of It: Pearson-Presentation Strategies is Harmful for Transfer.” Anne E. Riggs, Martha W. Alibali and Charles W. Kalish. Cognitive Science, 2015.


Presence, Proximity, and Peer Interactions of Adolescents with Severe Disabilities in General Education Classrooms,” Rebecca Feldman, Erik W. Carter, Jennifer Asmus, Matthew E. Brock. Exceptional Children, October 2015.


Lives Intertwined: A Primer on the History and Emergence of Minority Serving Institutions.” Marybeth Gasman, Thai-Huy Nguyen and Clifton Conrad. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2015.


Autonomy, Self-Realization, and Self-Advocacy and the School- and Career-Related Adjustment of Adolescent Girls with Disabilities.” Bonnie Doren and Hyun Ju Kang. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2015.


"Time in Education: Intertwined Dimensions and Theoretical Possibilities," Catherine Compton-Lilly, Time & Society, 2015.


Information, Accountability, and College Costs: The Need for Standardized Living Cost Calculations in Higher Education.” Sara Goldrick-Rab, Robert Kelchen and Braden Hosch. Wisconsin Hope Lab Policy Brief 15-01, 2015.


The 5 W’s of ‘Bullying’ on Twitter: Why, What, Why, Where, When.” Amy Bellmore, Angela J. Calvin, Jun-Ming Xu, Xiaojin Zhu. Computers in Human Behavior, 2015.


Accelerating College Knowledge: A Fiscal Analysis of a Targeted Early Commitment Pell Grant Program,” Robert Kelchen and Sara Goldrick-Rab, Journal of Higher Education, 2015.


More Important than the Contract is the Relationship,” Patricia Burch and Annalee Good, Phi Delta Kappan, 2015.


Cohort Default Rates: Predicting the Probability of Federal Sanctions,” Nicholas Hillman, Educational Policy, 2015.


Rates of White Matter Hyperintensities Compatible with the Radiological Profile of Multiple Sclerosis within Self-referred Synesthete Populations,” Julia Simnera, Duncan A. Carmichael, Edward Hubbard, Zoe Morris and Stephen M. Lawrie, Neurocase: The Neural Basis of Cognition, 2015.


Foundations of Financial Well-Being: Insights into the Role of Executive Function, Financial Socialization, and Experience-Based Learning in Childhood and Youth,” Anita I. Drever, Elizabeth Odders-White, Charles W. Kalish, Emily M. Hoagland and Emory N. Nelms, Journal of Consumer Affairs, 2015.


Bayesian Causal Mediation Analysis for Group Randomized Designs with Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Treatment Effects: Simulation and Case Study,” Soojin Park and David Kaplan, Multivariate Behavioral Research, 2015.


Covariate Balance in a Two-Step Bayesian Propensity Score Approach for Observational Studies,” Jianshen Chen and David Kaplan, Journal of Research on Education Effectiveness, 2015.


The Development of Children’s Algebraic Thinking: The Impact of a Comprehensive Early Algebra Intervention in Third Grade,” Maria Blanton, Ana Stephens, Eric Knuth, Angela Murphy Gardiner, Isil Isler and Jee-Seon Kim, Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2015


Advancing Accessibility and Accommodations in Content Assessments for Students with Disabilities and English Learners,” Martha L. Thurlow and Rebecca Kopriva, Review of Research in Education, 2015.


Multivariate Fractional Regression Estimation of Econometric Share Models,” John Mullahy, Journal of Econometric Models, 2015.


What Works, What Doesn’t,” J. Dunlosky, K.A. Rawson, E. J. Marsh, Mitchell J. Nathan and D.T. Willingham, Scientific American (Special Issue “Your Inner Genius”), 2015/2013.


Gesture as Model Enactment: The Role of Gesture in Mental Model Construction and Inference Making When Learning from Text,” Mitchell Nathan and Chelsea V.J. Martinez. Learning: Research and Practice, 2015


Building National Capacity for Research Mentor Training: An Evidence-Based Approach to Training the Trainers,” Christine Pfund, Kimberly C. Spencer, Pamela Asquith, Stephanie C. House, Sarah Miller and Christine A. Sorkness, Life Sciences Education, 2015.


In Reply to Chang and Colleagues,” Christine Pfund, Christine A. Sorkness, Angela Byars-Winston and Stephen B. Thomas, Academic Medicine, 2015.


Medical Student Membership on a Hospital-Based Institutional Review Board: A Unique Educational Opportunity,” Christine Pfund, Christine A. Sorkness, Angela Byars-Winston and Stephen B. Thomas, Academic Medicine, 2015.


Fuel for Success: Academic Momentum as a Mediator Between Dual Enrollment and Educational Outcomes of Two-Year Technical College Students,” Xueli Wang, Hsun-yu Chan, L. Allen Phelps and Janet I. Washbon, Community College Review, 2015.


Connection Making between Multiple Graphical Representations: A Multi Methods Approach for Domain-Specific Grounding of an Intelligent Tutoring System for Chemistry,Martina Rau, Joseph E. Michaelis and Natalie Fay, Computers and Education, 2015.


Enhancing Undergraduate Chemistry Learning by Helping Students Make Connections among Multiple Graphical Representations,” Martina Rau. Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2015.


Successful Learning with Multiple Graphical Representations and Self-Explanation Prompts,” Martina Rau, Vincent Aleven and Nikol Rummel, Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015.


A Supplemental Report to a Randomized Cluster Trial of a 20-Week Sun-Style Tai Chi for Osteoarthritic Knee Pain in Elders with Cognitive Impairment,” Pao-Feng Tsai, Jason Y. Chang, Cornelia Beck, Yong-Fang Kuo, Francis J. Keefe and Karl Rosengren, Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 2015.


Effects of Air Bottle Design on Postural Control of Firefighters,” Pilwon Hur, Kiwon Park, Karl Rosengren, Gavin P. Horn and Elizabeth T. Hsiao-Wecksler, Applied Ergonomics, 2015.


Physiological Responses to Simulated Firefighter Exercise Protocols in Varying Environments,” Gavin P. Hornab, Richard M. Kesler, Robert W. Motl, Elizabeth T. Hsiao-Wecksler, Rachel E. Klaren, Ipek Ensari, Matthew N. Petrucci, Bo Fernhall and Karl Rosengren, Ergonomics, 2015.


Benchmarking for the Effective Use of Student Evaluation Data,” John Smithson, Melanie Birks, Glenn Harrison, Chenicheri Sid Nair and Marnie Hitchins, Quality Assurance in Education, 2015


Adding Design Elements to Short Interrupted Time Series When Evaluating National Programs: No Child Left Behind as an Example of Pattern-Matching,” Manyee Wong, Thomas D. Cook and Peter M. Steiner, Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015.


The Development of Children’s Algebraic Thinking: The Impact of a Comprehensive Early Algebra Intervention Third Guide,” Maria Blanton, Ana Stephens, Eric Knuth, Angela Murphy Gardiner, Isil Isler and Jee-Seon Kim, Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2015.


Imagining a Future in PreK: How Professional Identity Shapes Notions of Mathematics,” Elizabeth Graue, Anne Karabon, Katherine Kresin Delaney, Kristin Whyte, Jiwon Kim and Anita Wager, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 2015.


What Knowledge is Shaping Teacher Preparation in Early Childhood Mathematics?,” Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, Amy Noelle Parks and Anita Wager, 2015.


Colorblind Mentoring? Exploring White Faculty Mentoring Students of Color,” Dorian L. McCoy, Rachelle Winkle-Wagner and Courtney L. Luedke, Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2015.


Expectations and Realities: Education, the Discipline Gap, and the Experiences of Black Families Migrating to Small Cities,” Lawrence T. Winn and Maisha Winn, Race and Social Problems, 2015


Education, Communication, and Science in the Public Sphere,” Noah Feinstein, Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2015.


The Development and Validation of a Multiple-Indicator Construct of Economic Hardship in the National Longitudinal Transition Study,” Christopher Murray, Bonnie Doren, Jeff M. Gau, Keith Zvoch and John R. Seeley, Exceptional Children, 2015.


"The Development of Writing Habitus: A Ten-Year Case Study of a Young Writer,Catherine Compton-Lilly, Written Communication, 1–33 2014 SAGE Publications.


The Temporal Expectations of Schooling and Literacy LearningCatherine Compton-LillyJournal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 56(5) February 2013.


Literacy and Schooling in One Family across TimeCatherine Compton-LillyResearch in the Teaching of English Volume 45, Number 3, February 2011.


‘Practicing’ Medicine Without Risk: Students’ and Educators’ Responses to High-Fidelity Patient Simulation,” James A. Gordon, William M. Wilkerson, David Williamson Shaffer and Elizabeth G. Armstrong, Academic Medicine, 2001.