Wisconsin Center for Education Research

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Our home is one of the first and most productive education research centers in the world

WIDA is housed within the top ranked School of Education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, one of the first and most productive education research centers in the world. Wisconsin Center for Education Research’s (WCER) mission is to improve educational outcomes for diverse student populations, impact education practice positively, and foster collaborations among academic disciplines and practitioners.

WIDA researchers work closely with others in WCER, and with faculty and student collaborators at the University of Wisconsin more broadly. Together, we carry out research that promotes educational equity and academic achievement for linguistically and culturally diverse students. WCER supports this research through world-class services and resources.