In this study of more than 500 schools, 60 districts, and all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Mathematica is conducting an implementation and impact analysis of Race To the Top and School Improvement Grants, two programs that aim to foster systematic school reform.
Identifying effective school reform strategies and understanding why they work is vitally important as federal, state, and local authorities decide how to invest limited resources. We evaluate the highest profile efforts to change our nation's education system and provide clear, reliable information to inform decision making.
Evaluating Race to the Top and School Improvement Grants
Improving America’s Schools: Study of Title I and Title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
This project involves evaluating implementation of Titles I and II of ESEA, relying on surveys at the state, district, school, and teacher levels.