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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.

An overview of the potential of municipal wastewater testing to provide comprehensive estimates of opioid use across the country. The methodology allows for analysis of geographic and temporal trends in drug use, rapid feedback for program evaluations, and identification of new drugs of abuse.

Program funders have a variety of tools and methods to measure a program’s outcomes and evaluate its success in achieving its goals. Competing demands for scarce resources, however, make it important to...

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The Office of Disability Employment Policy has a strong interest in advancing policies and programs that promote positive stay-at-work/return-to-work (SAW/RTW) outcomes for workers who experience a chronic illness, disability, or medical condition.

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.

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.

Mathematica is conducting a rigorous, mixed-method evaluation of multifaceted, scalable community-based initiatives in five Washington state communities that seek to prevent adverse childhood experiences.

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This executive summary summarizes the third report from the national evaluation of the Teacher Incentive Fund. It provides findings on the implementation of pay-for-performance bonuses for teachers and principals and the impacts of the bonuses on educator and student outcomes after three years.

This study snapshot summarizes the third report from the national evaluation of the Teacher Incentive Fund. It provides findings on the implementation of pay-for-performance bonuses for teachers and principals and the impacts of the bonuses on educator and student outcomes after three years.

This report is the third report from the national evaluation of the Teacher Incentive Fund. It provides findings on the implementation of pay-for-performance bonuses for teachers and principals and the impacts of the bonuses on educator and student outcomes after three years.

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Program funders have a variety of tools and methods to measure a program’s outcomes and evaluate its success in achieving its goals. Competing demands for scarce resources, however, make it important to conduct carefully targeted and balanced monitoring and evaluation in order to support learning and...

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