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This project involves assessing whether and how Enroll America’s first-year activities translated into meaningful gains in enrollment. Enroll America is a nonprofit organization with a mission of maximizing the number of Americans who enroll in and retain coverage through the Affordable Care Act.
In 2010, Teach For America (TFA) launched a major expansion effort, funded in part by a five-year Investing in Innovation (i3) scale-up grant of $50 million from the U.S. Department of Education. This study examines the effectiveness of TFA elementary school teachers in the second year of the scale-up,...
In this video, Mathematica Policy Research CEO and president Paul Decker gives an overview of the company's rigorous research methods.
This study addressed a series of policy questions related to the impact of CHIP, the effective operation of CHIP programs, and the inter-relationship between and among CHIP, Medicaid, and employer-sponsored insurance coverage for low-income children.
Express Lane Eligibility allows a state’s Medicaid and/or CHIP program to rely on another public agency’s eligibility findings to qualify children for public health insurance coverage. Mathematica evaluated ELE in the Medicaid and CHIP programs.
This program aims to identify effective, replicable strategies for enhancing quality of care for children. Mathematica’s evaluation is assessing whether states achieved their objectives and evaluating which strategies proved most effective.
Mathematica’s evaluation of Insuring America’s Children aimed to monitor the progress of the grantmaking strategy, identify effective advocacy activities, and inform decisionmakers in states and at the national level about promising coverage strategies and programs.
Experimental Impacts of a Teacher Professional Development Program in Chile on Preschool Classroom Quality and Child Outcomes
The authors assessed impacts on classroom quality and on 5 child language and behavioral outcomes of a 2-year teacher professional-development program for publicly funded prekindergarten and kindergarten in Chile. This cluster-randomized trial included 64 schools (child N = 1,876). The program incorporated...
Integration of Medicare and Medicaid for Dually Eligible Beneficiaries: State Efforts Inside and Outside Demonstration Authority
Corporate philanthropy has a dual mission of pursuing public welfare and supporting the values of parent corporations. Assessing the alignment of philanthropic activities with these missions can be challenging, but today’s data-rich environment provides prospects for meeting that challenge. Taking advantage...
In a new publication released in March, Mathematica senior fellow James Reschovsky unpacked the details of the proposed sustainable growth rate replacement, including the new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System and several other payment models encouraged in the legislation. Reschovsky and a panel of...
BOND tests an innovation that allows SSDI beneficiaries to earn more while keeping part of their disability benefits. Forum speakers provided background on BOND, presented findings from the first two years' process and impact analyses, and discussed potential policy and research implications.
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This forum explored the standards for effective technical assistance (TA). Evidence-based TA draws upon proven research techniques and products, which inform (1) the TA content, (2) the process of providing TA (based on adult learning principles), and (3) the measurement of the policy or program improvement...
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Associate Director of Human Services Research
Arif Mamun specializes in the design and implementation of experimental and non-experimental evaluations. His work covers several topical areas, including disability policy, international development, education, and family support.
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- Tanzania Energy Sector Impact Evaluation and Implementation Services
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