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.
Literacy, Numeracy, and STEM
Reading and math skills are critical foundations, yet little is known about the effectiveness of different approaches for teaching these skills. To better inform school administrators' curricula decisions, we have evaluated remedial reading programs, technology-based reading and math programs, reading comprehension curricula, and popular elementary math curricula.
Diversity and Inclusion in STEM: Evaluation of the National Science Foundation INCLUDES Program
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.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates: Developing an Evaluation Framework and Pilot-Testing a Longitudinal Tracking System
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.
Educational Technology: Does It Improve Academic Achievement?
Mathematica’s National Study of the Effectiveness of Educational Technology Interventions was a rigorous evaluation of the efficacy of technology applications designed to improve student learning in math and reading in grades K-12.
National Study of the Effectiveness of Reading Comprehension Interventions
Mathematica conducted a study over the course of two school years evaluating the effectiveness of four supplemental reading comprehension programs in helping disadvantaged fifth graders improve their reading comprehension.
Closing the Reading Gap: An Evaluation of Power4Kids
This evaluation assessed the effectiveness of parts or all of four widely used programs for elementary school students with reading problems: Corrective Reading, Failure Free Reading, Spell Read P.A.T., and Wilson Reading.