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Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy

Lessons learned from the Personal Responsibility Education Program.

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Bumps, Bruises, or Something More?

Preventing head injuries in youth football starts with evidence about how to keep players safe.

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Sustained Academic Growth for Students

Findings from year 5 evaluation of Kauffman charter school in Kansas City, MO.

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More than an Axe

Evidence can inform policy and program improvements, not just budget cuts.

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Too Many Special Ed Students at Risk
Effective, ambitious strategies are needed to help close the gap.

 

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Accessible Tools for Real-Time Decision Making

Highlights from Mathematica’s #EvidenceInsight Video Series

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New Area Highlights Justice Research
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Paul Decker talks about our unique, rigorous approach.

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Policymakers tend to use research to maintain or defund a program by declaring it a success or failure. While sometimes this is appropriate, the author posits that more often research can and should be used to help policymakers and program administrators improve programs and better serve target populations.

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Mathematica researchers discuss their efforts to help build an evidence base that can inform the policies and techniques that could keep young football players safe from head injuries.

In each of its first five years, the Kauffman School had positive, statistically significant, and educationally meaningful impacts on student achievement growth in mathematics, English language arts and science, beyond the growth achieved by students in other Kansas City public schools.

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In each of its first five years, the Kauffman School had positive, statistically significant, and educationally meaningful impacts on student achievement growth in mathematics, English language arts and science, beyond the growth achieved by students in other Kansas City public schools.

This guide describes four key types of evidence you are likely to encounter and explains how to tell whether these types of evidence can provide strong support for claims about effectiveness.

This report shares the findings from an impact and implementation study of New Heights, a DC Public Schools program that provides a multi-faceted approach for supporting parenting students’ educational attainment.

This issue brief shares highlights from the implementation evaluation of the Wise Guys program, funded by Iowa’s Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) grant. The Wise Guys curriculum aims to promote male responsibility and discourage early entry into fatherhood.

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Mathematica conducted five-year studies of the 2006 and 2009 FACES cohorts, and, for the most recent study (2014-2018), redesigned FACES to provide key data more rapidly and with greater frequency and to help researchers examine more complex issues and topics in greater detail and efficiency.

This study is evaluating these performance-based compensation systems to examine issues like the impact of pay-for-performance on student achievement and educator effectiveness, and helping to answer pressing policy questions about how the programs are designed, communicated, and implemented.

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Mathematica is using a mixed-methods design approach to evaluate the Independence at Home Demonstration. The demonstration’s goal is to improve the provision of comprehensive, coordinated, continuous, and accessible care to chronically ill, disabled beneficiaries.

In 2008, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration commissioned Mathematica to conduct a national random assignment evaluation of the Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker programs' effectiveness.

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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.