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.
Study highlights methods to improve school performance beyond test scores.Read more
Request for proposals seeks providers of formal training and implementation support.Read more
Mathematica builds resources for educators.Read more
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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.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates: Developing an Evaluation Framework and Pilot-Testing a Longitudinal Tracking System
Evaluation of the LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Initiative
Mathematica monitored the educational progression and ultimate employment outcomes of the first four cohorts of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) fellowship recipients and assessed the program impact using a quasi-experimental design.
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
- Evaluation of Demonstrations of National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program Direct Certification of Children Receiving Medicaid Benefits: Year 1 Report (Summary)
- Evaluation of Demonstrations of National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program Direct Certification of Children Receiving Medicaid Benefits: Year 1 Report
- 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.