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Teacher Incentive Fund

What challenges do districts face in implementing new types of compensation?

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Insights for Promoting Employment of People with Disabilities

A series of articles explores potential for early intervention and employment support strategies to reduce reliance on public disability benefits.

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Wide Differences in Readiness

Findings showing at-risk kindergartners start well behind peers help inform Sesame Street educational framework.

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Paving the Way to a Better System

Learning system helps Accountable Care Organizations improve quality and efficiency.

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Impact Evaluation of Support for Principals

This study is designed to provide rigorous evidence on the impact of principal professional development on principal practices, school climate, teacher effectiveness and retention, and student achievement.

Sesame Workshop Pre-K Risk Factors

Kindergartners' Skills at School Entry: An Analysis of the ECLS-K

This report provides an analysis of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11, focusing on the school readiness and abilities of beginning kindergartners.

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In this video, Mathematica Policy Research CEO and president Paul Decker gives an overview of the company's rigorous research methods.

Recent Projects

Evaluation of the SOAR Initiative

Mathematica is evaluating the extent to which SOAR training changes frontline workers’ knowledge and practice, the effect of SOAR on SSI/SSDI application outcomes, environmental and implication factors associated with application outcomes, and benefits of improved application outcomes for state and private...

National Mental Health Services Survey 2010

Mathematica conducted the 2010 National Mental Health Services Survey.

Emerging Roles of Residential Treatment Centers in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services System

Mathematica examined (1) the extent to which residential treatment providers operationalize systems of care values and principles and whether there are barriers to doing so, (2) the extent to which families, both youth and caregivers, are partners in the development, oversight, and operation of RTC services,...

Using Data to Inform Medicaid Behavioral Health Policies and Services

Mathematica conducted research, surveys, data collection, and analysis to offer insights and information about current trends in Medicaid-funded behavioral health services. We conducted a survey of Medicaid officials on state administration of mental health services and compared multiple national data...

Recent Publications

Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study: What Foods are Infants and Toddlers Eating?

Infants as young as 7 months of age showed food patterns that have been observed in older children and adults. From 18% to 33% of infants and toddlers between ages 7 and 24 months consumed no discrete servings of vegetables, and 23% to 33% consumed no fruits.

Evaluation of the Teacher Incentive Fund: Implementation and Early Impacts of Pay-for-Performance After One Year: Executive Summary

This is the first of four planned reports from a multiyear study focusing on the Teacher Incentive Fund grants awarded in 2010. It examines grantees’ implementation experiences and intermediate educator outcomes near the end of the first year of program implementation, before the first pay-for-performance...

Evaluation of the Teacher Incentive Fund: Implementation and Early Impacts of Pay-for-Performance After One Year

This is the first of four planned reports from a multiyear study focusing on the TIF grants awarded in 2010. It examines grantees’ implementation experiences and intermediate educator outcomes near the end of the first year of program implementation, before the first pay-for-performance payouts to teachers...

Early Implementation Experiences of the 2010 Teacher Incentive Fund Grantees

The Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) provides grants to support performance-based compensation systems for teachers and principals in high-need schools. This snapshot of the program looks at the early implementation experiences of the 2010 TIF grantees.

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Advancing the Agenda: Using Research to Integrate Health and Early Childhood Practice Worldwide

A noted panel of experts discusses the evidence for weaving early childhood development into child survival and health programs, with a focus on identifying strategies and promising innovations that can be adapted and replicated.

CHCE Forum: Efforts to Measure and Improve Patient-Centered Primary Care

Mathematica’s Center on Health Care Effectiveness (CHCE) hosted a forum to discuss past, present, and potential future efforts to measure comprehensiveness and improve patient-centered primary care. Topics covered included prior efforts to measure comprehensiveness in primary care, measures of comprehensiveness...

Addressing America's Poverty Crisis: Building Worker Skills

Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis continued the conversation on building worker skills, and discussed new proposals on apprenticeship programs, funding training programs for low-skill workers, and financial incentives for colleges to better prepare disadvantaged students for work. The panelists included...

Addressing America's Poverty Crisis: Predictive Analytics and Rapid Cycle Evaluation

Day two of the Hamilton Project’s anti-poverty summit, Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis, focused on policy proposals to improve safety net and work support. The first panel of the day discussed expansions to the Earned Income Tax Credit, reforms to the Child and Dependent care tax credit, and the...

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Mathematica Policy Research is dedicated to improving public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear on information collection and analysis for our partners and clients. The company has been at the forefront of assessing the effectiveness of policies and programs since 1968. Considered an architect of social policy research, Mathematica conducted the first social policy experiment in the United States, the New Jersey Negative Income Tax Experiment, to test ways of encouraging low-income individuals to work.