Working Papers

College Attendance among Low-Income Youth: Explaining Differences across Wisconsin High Schools

WCER Working Paper No. 2018-6   April 2018

Author(s): Noah Hirschl and Christian Michael Smith

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Reconsidering College Student Employability: A Cultural Analysis of Educator and Employer Conceptions of Essential Workplace Skills

WCER Working Paper No. 2018-5   March 2018

Author(s): Ross J. Benbow and Matthew T. Hora

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Hiring as an Experiment: Reframing the Skills Shortage

WCER Working Paper No. 2018-04   February 2018

Author(s): A. Nelse Grundvig

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Social Networks and Skills Instruction: A Pilot Study of STEM College Educators and Employers in Wisconsin and New York

WCER Working Paper No. 2018-3   January 2018

Author(s): Ross J. Benbow, Changhee Lee, and Matthew T. Hora

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Supply and Demand for Public School Teachers in Wisconsin

WCER Working Paper No. 2018-2   January 2018

Author(s): Peter Goff, Bradley Carl, and Minseok Yang

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Hiring as Cultural Gatekeeping into Occupational Communities: Implications for College Students, Faculty, and Career Advisors

WCER Working Paper No. 2018-1   January 2018

Author(s): Matthew T. Hora

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The Role of Place: Labor Market Dynamics in Rural and Non-rural School Districts

WCER Working Paper No. 2017-4   September 2017

Author(s): Peter T. Goff and Ellie M. Bruecker

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Kindergarten Readiness in Wisconsin

WCER Working Paper No. 2017-3   September 2017

Author(s): Eric Grodsky, Yiyue Huangfu, H. Rose Miesner, and Chiara Packard

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Cultural Capital at Work: How Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills Are Taught, Trained and Rewarded in a Chinese Technical College

WCER Working Paper No. 2017-02   July 2017

Author(s): Matthew T. Hora and Chelsea A. Blackburn Cohen

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Including Recently Arrived English Learners in State Accountability Systems: An Empirical Illustration of Models

WCER Working Paper No. 2017-1   March 2017

Author(s): H. Gary Cook, Narek Sahakyan, and Robert Linquanti

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Beyond the Skills Gap: How the Lack of Systemic Supports for Teaching and Learning Undermines Employer, Student, and Societal Interests

WCER Working Paper No. 2016-9   December 2016

Author(s): Matthew T. Hora, Ross J. Benbow, and Amanda K. Oleson

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Interpretation and Use of K–12 Language Proficiency Assessment Score Reports: Perspectives of Educators and Parents

WCER Working Paper No. 2016-8   November 2016

Author(s): Ahyoung Alicia Kim, Akira Kondo, Alissa Blair, Lorena Mancilla, Mark Chapman, and Carsten Wilmes

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Participatory Culture as a Model for How New Media Technologies Can Change Public Schools

WCER Working Paper No. 2016-7   October 2016

Author(s): Rich Halverson, Julie Kallio, Sarah Hackett, and Erica Halverson

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Teacher Compensation: Standard Practices and Changes in Wisconsin

WCER Working Paper No. 2016-5   August 2016

Author(s): Steven M. Kimball, Herbert G. Heneman III, Robin Worth, Jessica Arrigoni, and Daniel Marlin

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Examining How Faculty Reflect on Instructional Data: A Call for Critical Awareness and Institutional Support

WCER Working Paper No. 2016-4   August 2016

Author(s): Bailey B. Smolarek and Matthew T. Hora

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