CPRE - Consortium for Policy Research in Education at the University of Wisconsin Madison

Consortium for Policy Research in Education

CPRE unites seven of the nation's top research institutions in an effort to improve student learning through research on education reform, policy, and finance. CPRE at UW-Madison focuses on Educator Effectiveness, Human Capital Management and Teacher Compensation. In addition, CPRE at UW-Madison provides technical assistance, conducts program evaluations and policy support in their focus areas.

CPRE collaborates with other units at UW-Madison including projects within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA), and the Value-Added Research Center (VARC).


New Book on Doubling Performance by Odden and Archibald. Click here for more information.

The Wisconsin School Finance Adequacy Initiative Final Report
Moving from Good to Great in Wisconsin: Funding Schools Adequately and Doubling School Performance

Wisconsin State Journal Article: Squeezing Schools
Squeezing Schools Part 2: UW-Madison professor has a vision for school funding. Odden is lead author of a new state report pushing a radical idea: Wisconsin schools should get enough money to adequately educate all children, including those with special needs, to actually meet the state's own education standards. In the process, he said, the state could significantly increase the numbers of students attaining proficient and advanced ratings on standardized tests.