Monthly Archives: August 2012

Analyzing UW-Madison’s Accountability Report

Recent legislative changes required the University of Wisconsin-Madison to submit an annual accountability report summarizing the university’s accomplishments over the previous year. While the UW System and UW-Madison already do a commendable job of making basic performance data public, this … Continue reading

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Analyzing Wisconsin’s Workforce Development Report

Some people in Wisconsin, particularly in the business community, feel that the state’s secondary and postsecondary education systems do not efficiently prepare students for the types of jobs available in the local labor market. To address these concerns, Tim Sullivan, … Continue reading

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Estimating College Effectiveness: The 2012 Washington Monthly College Rankings

One of my primary research interests is examining whether and how we can estimate the extent to which colleges are doing a good job educating their students. Estimating institutional effectiveness in K-12 education is difficult, even with the ready availability … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Hello! My name is Robert Kelchen and I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I am interested in higher education policy, particularly cost-effectiveness, financial aid, and data concerns. I plan … Continue reading

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