The Early Learning Lab is a new venture designed to catalyze the innovation and learning needed to support great teaching and caregiving for all young children. The lab uses new tools and approaches in partnership with others to design, test, and promote the large-scale adoption of effective and...
Mathematica builds resources for educators.Read more
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
Performance measures based on test scores lack accuracy.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.
Using Rapid-Cycle Techniques to Spur and Test Innovation: The Early Learning Lab
Research Experiences for Undergraduates: Developing an Evaluation Framework and Pilot-Testing a Longitudinal Tracking System
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.
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.