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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.
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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.
Matthew Johnson’s work focuses on education policy and measures of educator effectiveness, including teacher and school value-added models. His research interests include federal student aid and students’ borrowing decisions.Featured Projects
- Assessing Teacher Effectiveness in Pittsburgh Public Schools
- Ewing Marion Kauffman Charter School Evaluation
- Sensitivity of Teacher Value-Added Estimates to Student and Peer Control Variables (Journal Article)
- Value-Added Models for the Pittsburgh Public Schools, 2012-13 School Year
- Teacher and Principal Effectiveness
helped raise the math and reading test scores of elementary students by 4 to 10 percentile points.