Mathematica designed and conducted three large-scale studies on the relationship between teacher preparation and effectiveness, using the most rigorous approach possible—random assignment of students to teachers from different kinds of programs—and compared student test scores to gauge teacher effectiveness.
Tools & Capabilities
Mathematica provides comprehensive research and data collection services informed by our understanding of policies and programs, experience designing evaluations, and technical knowledge of methods for collecting information and analyzing it. We are committed to conducting high-quality work that answers clients’ questions and improves public well-being.
Drawing on more than 40 years of experience in disability, early childhood, education, family support, health, labor, and nutrition issues, multidisciplinary staff develop innovative approaches to helping our clients.
Mathematica also offers a suite of tools to support effective, data-driven decision making. These include software; demos, dashboards, and visualizations; and analytic tools that help decision makers choose interventions that work.
Building the Knowledge Base on Teacher Preparation and Effectiveness
Common Data and Measurement Standards Enhance a Program to Help Low-Income, Low-Skilled Seniors Find Jobs
Mathematica’s Data Analytics staff helped design, develop, and support a case management, reporting, and performance measurement system to monitor effectiveness of training for low-income adults 55 or older who are unemployed and have poor employment prospects.
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Employment and Training Services to Improve Job Seekers' Success
For 10 years, the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) was the major source of public funding for employment and training services in the United States. WIA’s Adult and Dislocated Worker programs provided employment and training for low-income disadvantaged job seekers as well as workers laid off from...
Creating Collaborative and Innovative Learning Systems for Accountable Care Organizations
Mathematica created and implemented comprehensive learning systems for accountable care organizations, including Pioneer, End-Stage Renal Disease Seamless Care Organizations (ESCOs), as well as Shared Savings Program, including Advance Payment ACOs. Our partners in this endeavor include Collaborative...