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.
- Education evaluations
- Large, complex, multi-site evaluations
- Random assignment
- School Choice and Charters
- Strengthening and Disseminating Research
Christina Clark Tuttle specializes in the design and implementation of rigorous impact evaluations of educational interventions.
Tuttle experience includes evaluating charter schools and other school choice initiatives. She served as deputy project director of the national evaluation of KIPP middle schools. In addition, she was the project director of an evaluation of the impacts of the KIPP network of charter schools on student outcomes at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, involving random assignment. This study, funded by an Investing in Innovation (i3) scale-up grant from the U.S. Department of Education, also included an implementation analysis related to leadership development programs at KIPP.
For the U.S. Department of Education, Tuttle serves as the topic area expert on charter schools for the national evaluation of Race to the Top and School Improvement Grants, and was deputy project director of a recent nationwide random assignment evaluation of charter schools. Tuttle also conducts key reviews of research: she is deputy principal investigator for the What Works Clearinghouse, conducting systematic reviews of the research literature and characterizing the effectiveness of a variety of educational interventions, and she reviews studies conducted by the 10 Regional Educational Laboratories.
Tuttle, who joined Mathematica in 2004, has published in the Economics of Education Review and holds an M.P.P. in education and family policy from Georgetown University.
KIPP: Preparing Youth for College
Diversity and Inclusion in STEM: Evaluation of the National Science Foundation INCLUDES Program
Mathematica is participating in a developmental evaluation of the National Science Foundation INCLUDES initiative, which funds projects aimed at broadening the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering discovery and innovation.
Evaluation of the District-Charter Collaboration Grants
Mathematica is measuring effects of the collaborations in seven cities that received grants to assess how these grants are fostering cooperation and equity between public and charter schools.
Mathematica Experts Win AEFP Award for Best Academic Paper on School Choice
The Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP), in conjunction with the Walton Family Foundation, has selected Mathematica's report "Do KIPP Schools Boost Student Achievement?" as the Best Academic Paper on School Choice and Reform 2014.
Our Charter School Research: Providing an Objective Voice in the Debate
In 2004, the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences commissioned Mathematica to conduct the first nationwide, lottery-based study of charter schools. The lottery-based design compared outcomes for applicants admitted to the charter middle school through the lottery to outcomes...