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Annalee Good

Researcher, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Areas of Expertise:
  • K-12 Education
  • School Reform

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About Annalee

Good’s research focuses on a wide range of education issues, including the role of academic tutoring in school improvement and reform, the integration of digital learning into K-12 schooling, and the role of K-12 teachers in the design and implementation of education policy. She was a classroom teacher before earning her master’s and doctoral degrees in Educational Policy Studies from UW-Madison, and continues to teach online courses for middle school students in Wisconsin.

Briefs

Critical Issues about Online Credit Recovery Programs in America's Schools

  • Jennifer Darling-Aduana
  • Carolyn J. Heinrich

What State and Local Agencies Need to Know Before Making Large-Scale Purchases of Digital Technologies

  • Michael Baker
  • Carolyn J. Heinrich

Schools are Racing to Adopt Digital Tools without Solid Evidence That They Boost Student Achievement

  • Patricia Burch
  • Carolyn J. Heinrich
  • Chandi Wagner

Podcast

Publications

"'Unconscionable Violence:’ The Federal Role in American Indian Education, 1890-1915" Studies in the Humanities 33, no. 2 (2006).
Examines how the nature of the federal role in American Indian education has changed dramatically over the last two centuries, shifting from generally disinterested in the early nineteenth century, to aggressively assimilationist at the turn of the twentieth century, and finally, to greater attention on self-determination within the last thirty years. Offers an analysis of official publications from this era, shedding light on the structure, motivation, and implications of strong federal involvement in American Indian education.
"Framing American Indians as the ‘First Americans’: Using Critical Multiculturalism to Trouble the Normative American Story" Social Studies Research and Practice 4, no. 2 (2009).
Addresses ways in which secondary American history textbooks reflect and perpetuate the normative American story and identity by framing American Indians as the “first Americans,” while at the same time silencing indigenous voices in the telling of their own stories.
"Instruction Matters: Lessons From a Mixed-Method Evaluation of Out-of-School Time Tutoring under No Child Left Behind" (with Patricia Burch, Molly Stewart, Rudy Acosta, and Carolyn Heinrich). Teachers College Record (2014).
Examines the character and quality of instruction in afterschool tutoring programs mandated under No Child Left Behind. It draws upon a mixed-method, longitudinal study to examine the nature of the instructional setting to suggest reasons for a lack of significant effects on academic achievement.
"Improving the Implementation and Effectiveness of Out-of-School-Time Tutoring" (with Carolyn J. Heinrich, Patricia Burch, Rudy Acosta, Huiping Cheng, Marcus Dillender, Christi Kirshbaum, Hiren Nisar, and Mary Stewart). Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (2014).
Examines the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) program. Studies the impact of out-of-school time (OST) tutoring on student reading and mathematics achievement that link provider attributes and policy and program administration variables to tutoring program effectiveness. Argues that many students are not getting enough hours of high-quality, differentiated instruction to produce significant gains in their learning, in part because of high hourly rates charged by providers for tutoring. Identifies strategies and policy levers that school districts can use to improve OST tutoring policy design and launch improved programs as waivers from NCLB are granted.
Equal Scrutiny: Privatization and Accountability in Digital Education (with Patricia Burch) (Harvard Education Press, 2014).
Argues that in the rush to adopt and expand digital learning, many considerations are being overlooked that will have major consequences for the future of American public education.

In the News

Annalee Good's research on literacy tutoring discussed in Matthew DeFourAnnalee Good, "Study Finds ‘Schools of Hope Program’ Helps Raise Student Achievement," Wisconsin State Journal, February 6, 2013.
Annalee Good's research on standards for digital education tools discussed in "UW Collaborators Point Out Disparity in Sphere of Digital Learning," The Badger Herald, May 1, 2014.
Annalee Good's research on standards for digital education tools discussed in Barbara GoenAnnalee Good, "Flaws Found in K-12 Online Education," USC News, May 6, 2014.
Annalee Good's research on standards for digital education tools discussed in Michele MolnarAnnalee Good, "Digital Education Needs More Accountability, Researchers Say," Education Week, June 10, 2014.