The Wallace Foundation commissioned three literature syntheses on topics related to school leadership. Mathematica is working with Vanderbilt University on a synthesis focused on the topic of assistant principals (APs). The synthesis aims to address two key questions.
Curriculum and professional development impact instruction and student achievement.Read more
Transitioning from high school to the next step can be both exciting and daunting.Read more
Mathematica serves as the insight partner for human services changemakers by illuminating the path to progress. By rigorously evaluating policies and programs, we provide the evidence to solve urgent social challenges. From systematic reviews of the effectiveness of home visiting programs to behavioral interventions that improve participation in job training, we partner with federal, state, and local decision makers to help shape the key questions and extract actionable evidence. Our more than 1200 experts dive deeply into complex social issues with a combination of methodological expertise and substantive knowledge on employment, education, family strengthening, early childhood, nutrition, and disability to guide progress together.
Over more than 50 years, Mathematica has partnered with a wide range of funders providing social services to families and communities. With our partners, we have focused on the big changes and the details that make a difference in peoples’ lives. Our expertise ranges from improving the quality of early childhood programs to ensuring seniors have access to healthy food choices. We help those funding and implementing human services programs to augment and reimagine the ways they gather and use data. We fit the tools to the data and the questions, drawing from a toolbox ranging from rapid-learning approaches to complex random assignment evaluations. Regardless of approach, we bring rigor and objectivity to deciding what to do next. That’s how we’ve partnered with Atlanta Public Schools to turn around low-performing schools and how we’ve helped Colorado’s Department of Human Services make the most of its data from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.
A Research Synthesis of the Role of Assistant Principals and Pathways to the Principalship
Child Maltreatment Incidence Data Linkages (CMI Data Linkages)
The Child Maltreatment Incidence Data Linkages project examines the feasibility of using linked administrative data to understand child maltreatment incidence and related risk and protective factors.
Gretchen Kirby has extensive experience studying the implementation and outcomes of programs and policies in early childhood, child care, and employment programs for low-income people. Her work focuses on measuring quality, implementation, and costs in early care and education programs.Featured Projects
- Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education
- Exploring Measurement of Performance Outcomes and Work Requirements in Programs Promoting Economic Independence (EMPOWERED)
- Aligning Federal Performance Indicators Across Programs Promoting Self-Sufficiency: Actionable Steps for Program Design and Practice
- Aligning Federal Performance Indicators Across Programs Promoting Self-Sufficiency: Key Considerations for Policymakers
- Early Childhood
- Quality Measurement
- Early Childhood Systems
- Family Support
- TANF and Employment Issues
- Training and Reemployment
- Strengthening and Disseminating Research