Mathematica is participating in a developmental evaluation of the National Science Foundation INCLUDES initiative, which funds projects aimed at broadening the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering discovery and innovation.
How to liberate school accountability from high-stakes testing.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.
Diversity and Inclusion in STEM: Evaluation of the National Science Foundation INCLUDES Program
Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory: Building Partnerships to Improve Education Through Research and Technical Support
Mathematica is leading the REL for the mid-Atlantic region. The REL disseminates research, conducts applied research, and provides technical assistance, training, and coaching related to support the use of research to improve school and student performance.
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.