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.
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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.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates: Developing an Evaluation Framework and Pilot-Testing a Longitudinal Tracking System
Improving Educator Effectiveness Through Partnerships and Collaboration
Large investments of federal money have been flowing to states and districts through Title II to help develop effective teachers and school leaders.
Senior Systems Analyst
Emma Kopa’s specialties include programming, project management, data analysis, and value-added analysis with a focus on education evaluations.Featured Publications
- Does Tracking of Students Bias Value-Added Estimates for Teachers?
- Horseshoes, Hand Grenades, and Treatment Effects? Reassessing Bias in Nonexperimental Estimators
- Teacher and Principal Effectiveness
- School Choice and Charters
- Teacher and Principal Preparation and Support