Sustained Academic Growth for Students

Findings from year 5 evaluation of Kauffman charter school in Kansas City, MO.

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Too Many Special Ed Students at Risk

Effective, ambitious strategies are needed to help close the gap.
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Redefining Accountability to Treat Teachers and Leaders Like the Professionals They Are

How to liberate school accountability from high-stakes testing.

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A National Look at Secondary School Youth

Their backgrounds, abilities, experiences, academics, and preparation for life after high school.

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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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According to our study of the Talent Transfer Initiative,
a $20,000 incentive for high-performing teachers to move to low-performing schools

helped raise the math and reading test scores of elementary students by 4 to 10 percentile points.