WCEPS works with the University of Wisconsin–Madison, inventors, and organizations within the university to further the reach of their research and facilitate ways to market and distribute products and services.
WCEPS distributes ELL materials for World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) through the online store. The WCEPS store is the sole source for
WIDA products. WIDA is housed within UW-Madison’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER).
WCEPS continues to work with WIDA and WCER to find new ways to support their work and further the reach of ELL materials both in the US and internationally.
Learn more about WIDA
WCEPS partners with the Value-Added Research Center (VARC), within WCER, to support their research and the
implementation of value-added systems and models. VARC seeks to evaluate the performance effectiveness of schools, teachers,
and educational programs through longitudinal research methods, data-driven decision-making, and the promotion of value-added
methods for education reform.
Learn more about VARC
Starting in the Fall of 2012, Dr. Webb's alignments will be carried out through WCEPS via the use of the WebbAlign Method. WCEPS manages the administrative duties while Dr. Webb and his trained facilitators carry out the alignment studies. Dr. Webb provides management oversight of the WebbAlign Method and certifies the final product. Each WebbAlign study will meet the high level of quality for which Dr. Webb's work has become known.
Background on Norman L. Webb: Dr. Webb earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1975. He served as a senior research scientist for the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, and was the recipient of a 2003 Academic Staff Excellence Award. His personal research has focused on assessment of student's knowledge of mathematics and he leads the National Institute for Science Education's work in evaluating mathematics and science education.
WCEPS partners with the UW-Madison School of Nursing to disseminate innovative products created at the School of Nursing. The first example of this is eSchoolCare, a web-based service that provides real-time resources and support for school nurses caring for children with chronic conditions, which has been created in partnership with the American Family Children's hospital, and a HRSA grant under the direction of Dr. Lori Anderson.
Learn more about eSchoolCare