Data visualization on school lunch program; video on food security and access.Read more
Part 1: Informing SNAP for more than 40 years.Read more
This data visualization illustrates the changing fat and saturated fat content of school lunches over several decades, based on updated nutrition standards that were informed by our work.
We know that student success means more than just high test scores, so measuring and assessing social and emotional skills should play an essential role in evolving educational priorities to support success for all students.
Child welfare agencies regularly make crucial program decisions that can impact the health and well-being of children and families across the country. Agency leaders and line staff alike can benefit from current, high quality data and evidence to inform their decisions. However, systemic challenges at...
This brief summarizes findings on the implementation and impacts of Leveled Literacy Intervention in Oakland, where the district conducted the nation’s first randomized controlled trial of this intensive reading program in secondary grades.
The report documents the activities of the pilot Pathways project in Utah and the experiences of participants from the time the pilot project launched in May 2012 through December 2016, the fourth full year of implementation.
This paper considers the experiences of SSDI applicants initially denied benefits because the examiner determines that they can perform past work or other work.
This report examines (1) the characteristics and views of fathers who voluntarily enrolled in responsible fatherhood programs aimed at increasing their parental involvement, (2) how the programs were designed and implemented, and (3) how the fathers responded to the services offered in the programs.
The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) sponsored the “Burkinabé Response to Improve Girls’ Chances to Succeed,” or BRIGHT program, to improve the educational outcomes of children in Burkina Faso. Its primary focus was girls, and it was implemented in 132 villages.
The Money Follows the Person Demonstration is a federal initiative to help states reduce their reliance on institutional care for people needing long-term care, and expand options for elderly people and individuals with disabilities to receive care in the community.
Mathematica’s National Study of the Effectiveness of Educational Technology Interventions was a rigorous evaluation of the efficacy of technology applications designed to improve student learning in math and reading in grades K-12.
The Healthy Harlem initiative is a model for promoting healthy lifestyles in the charter schools, early childhood programs, and afterschool programs operated by the Harlem Children’s Zone® (HCZ). Mathematica's evaluation includes both an implementation/process study and an impact study.
Natalya Verbitsky-Savitz has experience in designing, conducting, and reporting on the results of experimental and quasi-experimental policy evaluation studies, as well as observational studies in K–12 education, early childhood and child welfare, labor, and other fields.Featured Projects
- Evaluating Community-Based Family Support Networks to Reduce Adverse Childhood Experiences
- National Research Council Assessment of Research Doctorate Programs
- Replicating Experimental Impact Estimates with Nonexperimental Methods in the Context of Control Crossover
- Horseshoes, Hand Grenades, and Treatment Effects? Reassessing Bias in Nonexperimental Estimators
- Literacy and Numeracy
- School Choice and Charters
- Strengthening and Disseminating Research
- Early Childhood
- Child Welfare
- Training and Reemployment
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.