Mathematica is evaluating three TAACCCT projects that are encouraging community colleges and other institutions to improve education, employment, and training outcomes for economically dislocated and low-skilled adult workers.
Mathematica is a leader in designing and conducting postsecondary education studies and in working with postsecondary stakeholders to generate and use evidence to inform decision making. Our work includes evaluations of interventions designed to increase persistence and completion of college, studies of program and institutions designed to increase minority student enrollment and success in higher education, and data collection and analysis on important trends in postsecondary education including in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields (STEM).
Rigorous and Relevant Evaluations: We have evaluated a variety of postsecondary programs designed to increase credential completion and career success. We have worked closely with clients to develop research designs that use a variety of research methods to ensure high quality data and actionable analysis.
Data Analytics: We have analyzed data to examine the impact of programs designed to improve racial and ethnic minority students’ success in higher education, especially in science, technology, engineering, and math fields (STEM).
Program and Evaluation TA: We have provided technical assistance to help colleges develop, implement, and assess a wide variety of college programs, including such diverse topics as workforce development, financial literacy, and assessment of non-academic competencies.
Hand in Hand: Community Colleges Help Build Career Pathways for Dislocated and Low-Skilled Workers
Best Practices for TAACCCT Grantees: Identifying Effective Strategies to Improve the Lives of Low-Skilled Adults
Mathematica provided technical assistance in evaluation and measurement to 32 Round 1 TAACCCT grantees and worked with other organizations and technical assistance providers as part of the larger technical assistance effort.
Student Segmentation Applied Use Cases Evaluation
Mathematica served as the measurement and evaluation partner for the Foundation’s Student Segmentation Initiative. Under this initiative, a group of colleges piloted a tool that identified students’ internal and external strengths and barriers to success.
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 ability to monitor the Research Experiences for Undergraduates program and to conduct evaluations with increasing level of rigor in the future.
Evaluation of the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (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 Bridge to the Doctorate fellowship recipients and assessed the program impact using a quasi-experimental design.