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.
Natalya Verbitsky-Savitz has experience in designing, conducting, and reporting on the results of experimental and quasi-experimental policy evaluation studies, as well as observational studies in K–12 education, early childhood and child welfare, labor, and other fields.Featured Projects
- Evaluating Community-Based Family Support Networks to Reduce Adverse Childhood Experiences
- National Research Council Assessment of Research Doctorate Programs
- Replicating Experimental Impact Estimates with Nonexperimental Methods in the Context of Control Crossover
- Horseshoes, Hand Grenades, and Treatment Effects? Reassessing Bias in Nonexperimental Estimators
- Literacy and Numeracy
- School Choice and Charters
- Strengthening and Disseminating Research
- Early Childhood
- Child Welfare
- Training and Reemployment