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Online Charter Schools: Operations/Effects

New study reveals causes for concern.

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How PARCC Predicts College Readiness

Findings highlighted in new podcast and policy brief.

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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
Rigorous Study Looks at Reading and Math Achievement
What Was the Impact of Replacing Principals?


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.

Our Featured Work
  • KIPP: Preparing Youth for College

    Mathematica built on our initial study of KIPP middle schools with this five-year project, designed to address the question of whether KIPP can maintain its effectiveness as the network grows. The study included an impact analysis, an implementation analysis, and a correlational analysis.

  • Secondary Math Teachers from Teach For America and the Teaching Fellows Programs

    Students assigned to TFA teachers scored higher than those assigned to comparison teachers, with the difference roughly equivalent to an additional 2.6 months of math instruction. Students taught by Teaching Fellows teachers had about the same math scores as peers taught by comparison teachers.

Expert Spotlight
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.