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Wide Differences in Readiness

Findings showing at-risk kindergartners start well behind peers help inform Sesame Street educational framework.

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Vocational Training as an Antipoverty Tool

“Invest more and invest smarter in vocational training for low-income people."

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Employment for Noncustodial Parents

Child support can be key  for children living apart from a parent.

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Teacher Preparation and Effectiveness

Three Institute of Education Sciences studies help build the knowledge base.

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Paving the Way to a Better System

Study of Accountable Care Organizations helps develop a cohesive framework.

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Analysis of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study: Kindergarten Class of 2010-2011

Mathematica analyzed baseline data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 to identify the knowledge and skills that children have when they first enter school.

Professional Practice, Student Surveys, and Value-Added: Multiple Measures of Teacher Effectiveness in the Pittsburgh Public Schools

Responding to federal and state prompting, school districts across the country are implementing new teacher evaluation systems that aim to increase the rigor of evaluation ratings,better differentiate effective teaching, and support personnel and staff development initiatives that promote teacher effectiveness...

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In this video, Mathematica Policy Research CEO and president Paul Decker gives an overview of the company's rigorous research methods.

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School Nutrition Dietary Assessment Study IV (SNDA IV)

Mathematica's SNDA-IV study examined the nutritional quality of meals and snacks offered and served to children in the NSLP and SBP. The study also assessed other issues related to school food environments and meal service operations, including policies about and availability of competitive foods (foods...

Analysis of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study: Kindergarten Class of 2010-2011

Mathematica analyzed baseline data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 to identify the knowledge and skills that children have when they first enter school.

Improving America's Schools: Study of Title I and Title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

This project involves evaluating implementation of Titles I and II of ESEA, relying on surveys at the state, district, school, and teacher levels. Title I provides support for programs to support struggling students, while Title II helps prepare, train, and recruit high quality principals and teachers....

Impact Evaluation Services for Access to Agricultural Finance, Farmer Training, and Irrigation Compact Activities in Moldova

Mathematica's evaluation focuses on three compact activities: access to agricultural finance, irrigation sector reform and centralized irrigation systems rehabilitation, and the farmer training component of the Growing High-Value Agriculture Sales or Agricultural Competitiveness and Enterprise Development...

Recent Publications

Supporting Replication and Scale-Up of Evidence-Based Home Visiting Programs: Assessing the Implementation Knowledge Base

In recent years, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners have expressed a growing interest in the use of interventions with scientific evidence of effectiveness. Reproducing positive effects shown in research, however, requires more than simply adopting an evidence-based program. There is growing...

Sesame Workshop Pre-K Risk Factors

Kindergartners' Skills at School Entry: An Analysis of the ECLS-K

This report provides an analysis of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11, focusing on the school readiness and abilities of beginning kindergartners.

Longitudinal Analysis of the Effectiveness of DCPS Teachers

Professional Practice, Student Surveys, and Value-Added: Multiple Measures of Teacher Effectiveness in the Pittsburgh Public Schools

Responding to federal and state prompting, school districts across the country are implementing new teacher evaluation systems that aim to increase the rigor of evaluation ratings,better differentiate effective teaching, and support personnel and staff development initiatives that promote teacher effectiveness...

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CHCE Forum: Efforts to Measure and Improve Patient-Centered Primary Care

Mathematica’s Center on Health Care Effectiveness (CHCE) hosted a forum to discuss past, present, and potential future efforts to measure comprehensiveness and improve patient-centered primary care. Topics covered included prior efforts to measure comprehensiveness in primary care, measures of comprehensiveness...

Addressing America's Poverty Crisis: Predictive Analytics and Rapid Cycle Evaluation

Day two of the Hamilton Project’s anti-poverty summit, Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis, focused on policy proposals to improve safety net and work support. The first panel of the day discussed expansions to the Earned Income Tax Credit, reforms to the Child and Dependent care tax credit, and the...

Addressing America's Poverty Crisis: Building Worker Skills

Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis continued the conversation on building worker skills, and discussed new proposals on apprenticeship programs, funding training programs for low-skill workers, and financial incentives for colleges to better prepare disadvantaged students for work. The panelists included...

Comparative Effectiveness Research and the Environment for Health Care Decision Making

The National Pharmaceutical Council survey offers an important snapshot of the health care and CER landscape, one that is changing with each passing year. In addition to assessing the key players in the CER effort, the survey also assesses the status of several issues affecting the current health care...

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    JYOTHI MALLAMPALLI

    Principal Program Analyst, Data Management and Analytics

    Jyothi Mallampalli has expertise in data warehousing, business intelligence, and program oversight.

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    • Quality Measurement
    • Medicare
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Mathematica Policy Research is dedicated to improving public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear on information collection and analysis for our partners and clients. The company has been at the forefront of assessing the effectiveness of policies and programs since 1968. Considered an architect of social policy research, Mathematica conducted the first social policy experiment in the United States, the New Jersey Negative Income Tax Experiment, to test ways of encouraging low-income individuals to work.