Mathematica is participating in a developmental evaluation of the National Science Foundation INCLUDES initiative, which funds projects aimed at broadening the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering discovery and innovation.
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.
Diversity and Inclusion in STEM: Evaluation of the National Science Foundation INCLUDES Program
Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory: Building Partnerships to Improve Education Through Research and Technical Support
Mathematica is leading the REL for the mid-Atlantic region. The REL disseminates research, conducts applied research, and provides technical assistance, training, and coaching related to support the use of research to improve school and student performance.
Tim Silva has contributed to many of Mathematica’s hallmark evaluations, including Upward Bound and Talent Search, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, reading comprehension curricula, mandatory-random student drug testing, and alternative certification programs.Featured Projects
- Secondary Math Teachers from Teach For America and the Teaching Fellows Programs
- Study of Teaching Residency Programs
- Teaching Residency Programs: A Multisite Look at a New Model to Prepare Teachers for High-Need Schools
- The Effectiveness of Secondary Math Teachers from Teach For America and the Teaching Fellows Programs (Presentation)
- Teacher and Principal Effectiveness
- School Reform
- College and Career Readiness
helped raise the math and reading test scores of elementary students by 4 to 10 percentile points.