United States Office of Special Education Programs

Research Institute on Secondary Education Reform
for Youth with Disabilities


Contact Information


Overview and Vision

Research Programs

Core Research Questions

Criteria for Schools of Authentic and Inclusive

Teaching and Learning



Teacher Tasks and Student Work

Other Related Sites

National Advisory Panel

RISER Staff E-Mail


    Riser Logo  Riser Logo  Riser Logo  Riser Logo  Riser Logo  Riser Logo


RISER Mission Statement

The   mission   of   the   institute   is   to   expand   the   current   knowledge   base   related   to   practices   and   policies   in   secondary   schools   that   enhance   learning,   achievement   and   postschool   outcomes   for   students   with   disabilities.




RISER Information

Project Directors

Cheryl Hanley-Maxwell, Co-Director

L. Allen Phelps, Co-Director


Project Officer


Marlene Simon


Other Project Staff


Tina Anctil, Research Assistant

Jeff Braden, Principal Investigator

Jackie Buckley, Research Assistant

Lana Collet-Klingenberg, Associate Researcher

Jami Davis, Research Assistant

Mary Fish, Administrative Assistant

Beth Handler, Research Assistant

Jason Hurwitz, Project Assistant

Bruce King, Associate Researcher

Valli Warren, Project Coordinator/Assistant Researcher




1025 W. Johnson St., Suite 461

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI   53706

(608) 263-0630

(877) 866-3382 toll free

(608) 265-0538 fax






RISER is supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Office of Special Education Programs (CFDA No. 84.158J) and by the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, School of education, University of Wisconsin-Madison (#H158J970001). Any opinions, findings, or conclusions are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the supporting agencies.



Contact Information  ||  Abstract  ||  Overview and Vision  ||  Research Programs   ||   Core Research Questions  ||  Criteria for Schools of Authentic and Inclusive Teaching and Learning  ||  Briefs  ||  References  ||  Teacher Tasks & Student Work   ||  Other Related Sites   ||  National Advisory Panel  ||  RISER Staff E-Mail  ||    




File last updated: February 7, 2003
Feedback, questions or accessibility issues: mjfish@facstaff.wisc.edu
Copyright 2002 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System.