Bradley Carl

Assistant Scientist

Dr. Bradley Carl is a Scientist and a Co-Director and founder of the Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative (WEC), housed within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) at UW-Madison. He is the PI or Co-PI on more than 25 current and completed grants totaling more than $2.5 million. His current work focuses on partnerships with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Milwaukee Public Schools, education-based professional associations, and other agencies evaluating programs and initiatives at the PreK-12 level, particularly around educator evaluation and school accountability systems. He serves on several state-level advisory committees on these topics, in addition to frequent presentations and publications. Prior to joining WCER, Dr. Carl worked for the Office of Educational Accountability at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the Center on Education and Work at UW-Madison, and the American Institutes for Research in Washington, D.C. He holds degrees from Hamline University (B.A., International Studies and History) and Michigan State University (Ph.D., Sociology-Urban Studies).  

Contact Information
Phone: (608) 263-3040
Office: 1161E Ed Sciences

Current Projects

Wisconsin Evaluation Collaborative
WEC General
WEC-DHS-Youth Tobacco Survey
Evaluation of the Milwaukee Partnership School Project

Completed Projects

Accountability and Performance in Secondary Education in the Milwaukee Public Schools
ARRA Evaluation of Programs and Services that Address Transitions To and From High School
ARRA Evaluation of After-School Tutoring Programs
Testing the Promise: A Randomized Trial of a Promise College Scholarship for Urban Public School Students
Scaling Up Smart Spaces for Underrepresented Gifted Students Through the Response to Intervention Framework
GEAR UP Year 4 2014-2015
Evaluation of the Wisconsin State Personnel Development Grant: 2015-2016
Support for the Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness System 2015-2017
MPS Embedded Researcher 2015-2016
GEAR UP Evaluation Project 2015-2016
The Embedded Researcher at MPS 2016-2017
Evaluation of the Milwaukee Partnership School Project 2018-19
Reading Foundations Continuous Improvement System Evaluation Scope
Support for the Wisconsin Educator Effectiveness System Fiscal Years 2021-2023
Educators Rising: Analysis of a "Grow Your Own" Strategy to Address Teacher Shortages in Rural Wisconsin