This study is testing the effectiveness of text messages as an approach to advise GEAR UP students as they transition to and study in their first year of college.
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.
Study of Enhanced College Advising in Upward Bound
This study is investigating whether using a set of promising strategies for advising students leads to desirable college-going outcomes for Upward Bound students.
Senior Survey Researcher
Cheryl De Saw specializes in managing data collection for large-scale studies of postsecondary education, early childhood education and development, health, labor, and nutrition.Featured ProjectsFeatured PublicationsTopics
- Teacher and Principal Preparation and Support
- Teacher and Principal Effectiveness
- Postsecondary Education
- Population Health
- Medicaid and CHIP
- Nutrition and Food Assistance Programs
helped raise the math and reading test scores of elementary students by 4 to 10 percentile points.