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Measuring Principals’ Impacts

Performance measures based on test scores lack accuracy.

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Evaluation of Preschool Special Education

Request for proposals seeks providers of formal training and implementation support.

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New What Works Clearinghouse Website Launches

Mathematica builds resources for educators.

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A World of Opportunities Through Reading

New video highlights Mathematica's efforts to advance global literacy.

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District-Charter School Collaboration

Helping educators share best practices, bolster leadership skills.

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Pop Quiz!

Do performance bonuses for educators help students perform better?

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Mathematica Launches Powerful Program Evaluation Tool

RCT-YES empowers decision makers in public service to analyze data.

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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
  • Rapid-Cycle Tech Evaluations Accelerate Decisionmaking

    This project involves developing, field testing, and disseminating easy-to-use evaluation resources, via a web-based, interactive toolkit, to expedite low-cost, quick-turnaround evaluations using rapid-cycle evaluation.

  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Charter School Evaluation

    The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has focused efforts on improving education for children in its home city of Kansas City, Missouri. The foundation operated several programs that addressed the challenges faced in urban education, leading it to establish a charter school in 2011.

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.