Every other year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), conducts the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) of High School students.
UWSC is developing a two-way interaction between laptops (CAPI interview) and tablet devices (touchscreen maps) for in-person interviews about neigborhood knowledge, selection, and segregation.
The Wisconsin Families Study is an evaluation of Project GAIN, a program in Milwaukee County funded by the Wisconsin Children’s Trust Fund to assist families in accessing economic resources, reducing financial stressors, and increasing income stability for the children and adults in the home.
UWSC conducted a pilot study aimed at measuring the impact of the Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW) initiative on teachers and students. Responding to recent calls to reform secondary education in the United States, the Iowa Department of Education (IDE) adopted the AIW initiative to advance both the rigor and relevance of teaching, as well as the learning outcomes of students in Iowa’s high schools.
The Padua Study is an evaluation of the impact of a Catholic Charities Fort Worth program designed to help struggling families get back on their feet.
In 2014, UWSC developed and fielded PALS, the Post-Adoption Life Study. This study assesses well-being and examines challenges that youth face who were adopted through the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids (WWK) adoption recruitment program as they transition to adulthood.
The Wisconsin Early Childcare Study (WECCS) is a validation study designed to examine whether child care providers in the state of Wisconsin with higher ratings are better able to promote healthy development and learning.
The Milwaukee Eviction Court Study (MECS) was conducted by the UWSC for Dr. Matt Desmond at Harvard University. UWSC conducted approximately 250 in-person interviews with 1st cause defendants in Milwaukee eviction court.
In collaboration with the Chapin Hall Center for Children, the Department of Children and Family Services in the State of Illinois, the Department of Human Services in the State of Iowa, and the Department of Health and Family Services – Division of Children and Family Services in the State of Wisconsin, UWSC interviewed approximately 775 foster care youth placed with foster care providers at Wave 1 in 2002.
The WLS is a unique, large-scale longitudinal study of adults and their families that covers more than half a century of life. It is a valuable resource for research on aging, life course, inter-generational transfers, relationships, family functioning, long term effects of education and cognitive ability, occupational careers, physical and mental well-being, and morbidity and mortality.