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New Case Study on Validity of High-Stakes Standardized Tests

Informing state policymakers considering a switch to PARCC.

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Making an Impact in Education

New studies help advance the science of education research.

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Online Charter Schools: Operations/Effects

New study reveals causes for concern.

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Race to the Top/School Improvement Grants

How are schools using the money?

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Educator Pay-for-Performance Helps Improve Student Achievement

Performance-based bonuses within TIF program drive small, positive impacts in reading.

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Results from a Five-Year Study
New report highlights key findings. Read more


A high-quality education is critical to the future of our nation's children and our country's economic success, but many lack access to effective teachers and schools. Mathematica studies public and private efforts to improve the quality of education and competitiveness of our workforce. Our work helps advance the science of education research and further discourse about education reform.

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According to our study of the Talent Transfer Initiative,
a $20,000 incentive for high-performing teachers to move to low-performing schools

helped raise the math and reading test scores of elementary students by 4 to 10 percentile points.