This study for the U.S. Department of Education will identify and examine the effectiveness of specific adult education programs and services.
Making progress on programs from preschool to adult education.Read more
Behavioral nudges boost number who apply, as well as selectivity of colleges they target.
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.
Assessing Evidence of Effectiveness in Adult Education
Evaluation of Preschool Special Education Practices
Mathematica is conducting this study to provide new information on preschool special education programs and inform policymakers and educators about promising practices to improve outcomes for preschool children with disabilities.
Lara Hulsey has more than 20 years of policy research experience and extensive expertise in conducting quantitative and qualitative evaluations of programs serving low-income families, including nutrition, education, and early childhood programs.Featured ProjectsFeatured Publications
- Year 2 Demonstration Impacts of Using Medicaid Data to Directly Certify Students for Free School Meals: Final Evaluation Report (Summary)
- Evaluation of Demonstrations of National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program Direct Certification of Children Receiving Medicaid Benefits: Year 1 Report (Summary)
- Nutrition and Food Assistance Programs
- Food Security and Hunger
- School Reform
- Early Childhood
- Systematic Evidence Reviews
helped raise the math and reading test scores of elementary students by 4 to 10 percentile points.