Mathematica built on its initial study of KIPP middle schools with this five-year project, designed to address the question of whether KIPP can maintain its effectiveness as the network grows. The study included an impact analysis, an implementation analysis, and a correlational analysis.
School Choice and Charters
Some reformers have long advocated for public school students to have more choice in the schools they attend. The idea is that facilitating enrollment in private schools or public charter schools will improve academic achievement for students otherwise stuck in low-performing schools, and force these schools to improve. Mathematica has been at the forefront of research in this area and is now leading the first national evaluation of the effectiveness of online charter schools.
KIPP: Preparing Youth for College
Market Signals: A Deep-Dive Analysis of Parental School Choice in Washington, DC
More school choice usually means more competition between schools. But whether that competition leads to good or bad outcomes depends on how parents are choosing their schools.
Senior Survey Researcher
Cleo Jacobs Johnson specializes in early childhood, education, and family support research.Featured Projects
- Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES)
- Building Strong Families: Strengthening Unmarried Parents' Relationships
- Informal Caregivers Research Project: Characteristics, Networks, and Needs of Informal Caregivers and Parents in California
- Informal Caregivers Research Project (INCARE): Ecomap Interview Protocol
- Family Support
- Strengthening Families and Responsible Fatherhood
- Early Childhood
- Child Welfare
- School Choice and Charters