This project involves developing, field testing, and disseminating easy-to-use evaluation resources, via a web-based, interactive toolkit, to expedite low-cost, quick-turnaround evaluations using rapid-cycle evaluation.
RCT-YES empowers decision makers in public service to analyze data.Read more
Parents value diversity, location, and school performance.Read the policy brief and working paper
Lab supports state and local decision makers’ efforts to improve education.Read more
Case study, Education Next discuss PARCC and MCAS ability to predict college outcomes.Read more
Students at unique charter school achieve substantial growth after three years.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.
Rapid-Cycle Tech Evaluations Accelerate Decisionmaking
Market Signals: A Deep-Dive Analysis of Parental School Choice in Washington, DC
More school choice usually means more competition between schools. But whether that competition leads to good or bad outcomes depends on how parents are choosing their schools.
Senior Survey Researcher
Holly Matulewicz designs and implements social policy research and program evaluations. Her technical expertise spans qualitative and quantitative methodologies, including in-depth interviews, field observation, focus groups, case record abstraction, linkages to administrative data, and all modes of survey data collection. Substantively, her projects span the disability, education, health, and nutrition areas.Featured Publications
- Supporting Statement for the Promoting Readiness of Minors in SSI (PROMISE) Evaluation
- Promoting Readiness of Minors in SSI PROMISE National Evaluation Data Collection Plan
- Transition to Adulthood
- School Choice and Charters
- Family Support
- Youth Development
- Food Purchases, Intakes, and Dietary Quality
helped raise the math and reading test scores of elementary students by 4 to 10 percentile points.