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New Research from the Race to the Top and School Improvement Grants Evaluation

Improving Employment Outcomes for Youth with Disabilities

May 12 forum will focus on six projects and their impact on participant employment, earnings, and other outcomes.

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CIRE Forum Set for May 20

Experts will lead a discussion and learning session on capabilities and techniques for using advanced analytics to enhance public programs.

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Governance in Rwanda

Mathematica evaluated four major components of the Rwanda Threshold program.

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Asking the Right Questions and Applying the Right Approaches to Solve Complex Needs

Rigorous Study Looks at Reading and Math Achievement

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Paul Decker talks about our unique, rigorous approach.

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Evaluating Race to the Top and School Improvement Grants

In this study of more than 500 schools, 60 districts, and all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Mathematica is conducting an implementation and impact analysis of Race To the Top and School Improvement Grants, two programs that aim to foster systematic school reform.

Examining States' Capacity to Support Turnaround in Low-Performing Schools

This fact sheet from a large-scale, multi-year evaluation of the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) School Improvement Grants and Race to the Top programs, documents states’ capacity to support school turnaround as of spring 2012 and spring 2013.

Working at the Princeton Office

This video provides an overview of the Princeton office.

Recent Projects

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Youth Transition Demonstration: Helping Youth with Disabilities Become Employed

In September 2005, the Social Security Administration (SSA) awarded Mathematica a nine-year contract to evaluate the Youth Transition Demonstration (YTD) projects, designed to help youth with disabilities maximize their economic self-sufficiency as they move from school to work.

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Building Strong Families: Strengthening Unmarried Parents' Relationships

The Building Strong Families project tested whether well-designed interventions help interested couples have stable, healthy relationships, enhance child well-being, increase fathers’ involvement with their children, and lead to more healthy and sustained relationships among unmarried parents.

Behavioral Interventions for Labor-Related Programs

The U.S. Department of Labor is collaborating with Mathematica and ideas42 to apply behavioral science principles to selected programs. Studies suggest that relatively modest changes to program materials, forms, or procedures can generate substantial improvements in program outcomes and performance.

How Effective Is Home Visiting?

The Home Visiting Evidence of Effectiveness study is a thorough and transparent review of the home visiting research literature and an assessment of the evidence of effectiveness for home visiting programs that serve families with pregnant women and children from birth to age 5.

Recent Publications

State Capacity to Support School Turnaround

This issue brief from a large-scale, multi-year evaluation of the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) School Improvement Grants and Race to the Top programs, documents states’ capacity to support school turnaround as of spring 2012 and spring 2013.

Examining States' Capacity to Support Turnaround in Low-Performing Schools

This fact sheet from a large-scale, multi-year evaluation of the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) School Improvement Grants and Race to the Top programs, documents states’ capacity to support school turnaround as of spring 2012 and spring 2013.

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CHCE Forum: The SGR Fix: A Pathway to Fundamental Physician Payment Reform?

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...

CSDP Forum: Early Findings from the Benefit Offset National Demonstration (BOND)

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.

Research Recap: Rwanda Threshold Program

This research recap looks at the efforts of the Rwandan government to improve performance on indicators related to democratic governance.

PCORI Recap

This recap video includes interviews and workshop clips to highlight the day’s event.

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