Mathematica is designing an evaluation framework and pilot data system that would enhance the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) ability to monitor the REU program and to conduct evaluations with increasing level of rigor in the future.
Mathematica study shows outcomes of community college IT programs.Read more
New study shows little difference between teachers of high- and low-income students.Read more
Study highlights methods to improve school performance beyond test scores.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.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates: Developing an Evaluation Framework and Pilot-Testing a Longitudinal Tracking System
Evaluation of the LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Initiative
Mathematica monitored the educational progression and ultimate employment outcomes of the first four cohorts of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) fellowship recipients and assessed the program impact using a quasi-experimental design.
Neil Seftor specializes in education research, with expertise in econometric and evaluation methodology, including the design and analysis of education policy evaluations using random assignment and quasi-experimental methods.Featured ProjectsFeatured Publications
- After Two Years, Three Elementary Math Curricula Outperform a Fourth (InFocus Brief)
- After Two Years, Three Elementary Math Curricula Outperform a Fourth (Technical Appendix)
- Teacher and Principal Effectiveness
- College and Career Readiness
- Strengthening and Disseminating Research
helped raise the math and reading test scores of elementary students by 4 to 10 percentile points.