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Mathematica Experts Set to Present at 2017 AAPOR Conference
More than an Axe

Evidence can inform policy and program improvements, not just budget cuts.

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Too Many Special Ed Students at Risk
Effective, ambitious strategies are needed to help close the gap.


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Accessible Tools for Real-Time Decision Making

Highlights from Mathematica’s #EvidenceInsight Video Series

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Mathematica Leads Mid-Atlantic REL

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory works in partnership with states and school districts to bridge research, policy, and practice.

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The Robots Are Coming

Will a guaranteed minimum income help?

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New Area Highlights Justice Research
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Paul Decker talks about our unique, rigorous approach.

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This guide describes four key types of evidence you are likely to encounter and explains how to tell whether these types of evidence can provide strong support for claims about effectiveness.

vieew of a Mathematica forum

This webinar will discuss the findings from an evaluation of Health Care Innovation Awards-funded projects that focused on mental health services.

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program Learning Partnership

wastewater symposium

On May 16, 2017, Mathematica hosted a daylong symposium on The Potential of Wastewater Testing for Public Health and Safety, funded by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, at Mathematica’s Washington, DC office.

Trending Publications

This guide describes four key types of evidence you are likely to encounter and explains how to tell whether these types of evidence can provide strong support for claims about effectiveness.

This report shares the findings from an impact and implementation study of New Heights, a DC Public Schools program that provides a multi-faceted approach for supporting parenting students’ educational attainment.

Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Research Consortium

This brief presents background on income volatility and income support programs before making recommendations for policymakers and program administrators to promote income stability and mobility with income support programs.

Since their inception in 1992, the number of charter schools has grown to more than 6,800 nationally, serving nearly three million students.

Trending Projects

home health

Mathematica is using a mixed-methods design approach to evaluate the Independence at Home Demonstration. The demonstration’s goal is to improve the provision of comprehensive, coordinated, continuous, and accessible care to chronically ill, disabled beneficiaries.

Mathematica conducted five-year studies of the 2006 and 2009 FACES cohorts, and, for the most recent study (2014-2018), redesigned FACES to provide key data more rapidly and with greater frequency and to help researchers examine more complex issues and topics in greater detail and efficiency.

This study is evaluating these performance-based compensation systems to examine issues like the impact of pay-for-performance on student achievement and educator effectiveness, and helping to answer pressing policy questions about how the programs are designed, communicated, and implemented.

In 2008, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration commissioned Mathematica to conduct a national random assignment evaluation of the Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker programs' effectiveness.

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Policy Issues Are Complex.
Our Approach Is Comprehensive.

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.