Mathematica conducted the 2006 National Research Council assessment of doctoral research programs, which gathered information about doctoral programs in more than 60 areas of study in American universities.
Cheryl De Saw
- Large-scale data collection
- Survey development and implementation
- Data quality control and processing
- Teacher and Principal Preparation and Support
- Teacher and Principal Effectiveness
- Postsecondary Education
- Population Health
- Medicaid and CHIP
- Nutrition and Food Assistance Programs
Cheryl De Saw specializes in managing data collection for large-scale studies of postsecondary education, early childhood education and development, health, labor, and nutrition. She has expertise in web, computer-assisted telephone interviewing, and hard-copy surveys; field studies; instrument design; training; cognitive interviewing and methodological research for questionnaire improvement; and data quality control and processing.
De Saw directs a survey assessing the impact of a Common Core-aligned English language arts curriculum and professional development program on novice teachers in grades 4 through 8. In this role, she is leading the development and implementation of a web-based teacher survey, teacher observations, and student literacy skills test. She also directs a survey studying non-response to the school meals application verification process. In this capacity, she leads the development and implementation of semi-structured School Food Authority director interviews, electronic abstraction of administrative data, and a CAPI household survey. She recently oversaw data collection on a congressionally mandated evaluation of a pilot program to provide free fresh fruits and vegetables to students in select schools nationwide to improve their diet quality. De Saw has also held leadership roles for the National Assessment of Education Research Doctorate Programs and the National Survey of Recent College Graduates. Her health research work includes directing survey efforts for the national evaluation of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 Quality Demonstration Grant Program.