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Reckase wins top career award in educational measurement

Reckase wins top career award in educational measurement

University Distinguished Professor Emeritus Mark D. Reckase is the recipient of a national career award this week. The National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) will present Reckase with the 2016 Career Award at the council’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The award honors outstanding scholars whose publications, presentations and professional activities over the span of… Read More »

Remembering Irv Lehmann

Remembering Irv Lehmann

The College of Education mourns the loss of Professor Emeritus Irvin J. Lehmann, who died on Aug. 12, 2015. He was 87. Lehmann specialized in statistics and educational measurement and was a faculty member at Michigan State University for nearly 50 years. He retired from the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education (CEPSE)… Read More »

MSU scholars honored for education research

MSU scholars honored for education research

Two faculty members in the College of Education at Michigan State University have been honored for excellence in education research this year by the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Both will be recognized during an awards ceremony April 5 at the AERA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. University Distinguished Professor Mark Reckase is receiving the E.… Read More »

How teens choose their friends

How teens choose their friends

It’s a common perception portrayed in movies from “The Breakfast Club” to “Mean Girls.” Teenage friendships are formed by joining cliques such as jocks, geeks and goths. But a national study led by a Michigan State University scholar finds that the courses students take have powerful effects on the friendships they make. The study was… Read More »

MSU professors, graduates help develop statewide evaluation system for educators

MSU professors, graduates help develop statewide evaluation system for educators

Michigan passed legislation in 2011 calling for sweeping changes that will make teachers and school administrators more accountable for student outcomes. The group responsible for building a statewide evaluation system for educators, the Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness (MCEE), has recommended conducting a pilot program during the 2012-13 school year. Council member Mark Reckase, a… Read More »

Researchers explore who benefits from nature tourism

Researchers explore who benefits from nature tourism

MSU researchers including College of Education Professor Ken Frank say using nature’s beauty as a tourist draw can boost conservation in China’s valued panda preserves, but it isn’t an automatic ticket out of poverty for the human inhabitants. The policy hitch: Often those who benefit most from nature-based tourism endeavors are people who already have… Read More »

Teacher influence persists in early grades

Teacher influence persists in early grades

Having consistently good teachers in elementary school appears to be as important for student achievement as small class sizes, according to new research by a Michigan State University education scholar. The study by Spyros Konstantopoulos found that, starting in kindergarten, teachers can significantly affect students’ reading and math scores in later grades. The study, which… Read More »

Common standards and the next round of assessment reform

Common standards and the next round of assessment reform

University Distinguished Professor Mark Reckase is co-author of “The Road Ahead for State Assessments,” a new report that outlines changes needed to improve large-scale student assessment methods, especially as states adopt the Common Core State Standards in math and reading. The report was released this week by the Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy… Read More »

Education research methods class named Best Fully Online Course at MSU

Education research methods class named Best Fully Online Course at MSU

Professor Kim Maier’s online version of CEP 933, a required doctoral statistics course in the College of Education, was recently recognized as the Best Fully Online Course at Michigan State University for 2011. The honor, presented by the annual AT& T-sponsored Award Competition in Instructional Technology, also goes to technical advisor Robin Dickson and graduate… Read More »

Environmental choices and the power of social networks

Environmental choices and the power of social networks

The choices an individual makes about environmental issues are affected by family, friends and others in a person’s social network. Michigan State University scientists are studying how to harness the power of social networks to better communicate sustainability science. Ken Frank, professor of measurement and quantitative methods, is one of three speakers participating in a… Read More »