Evidence in Action

Expert Perspectives on Research, Policy, and Serving the Public Good

  • Photographs, which are courtesy of Jennifer Huxta and Mastercard Foundation, are of activities conducted as part of the PSIPSE-supported STIR Education project in Uganda
    Supporting Secondary Education in Developing Nations
    Sep 18, 2017
    Clemencia Cosentino

    Mathematica Policy Research released two new reports looking at what can be done to help secondary schools increase participation, improve learning, and make secondary education in developing countries more relevant so that it positions students for success later in life.

  • Brian Gill in FutureEd: What We Know—and Need to Know—About Private-School Choice
    Sep 06, 2017
    David Roberts

    With private-school choice at the top of the Trump administration’s education agenda, Mathematica’s Brian Gill takes to FutureEd’s Explainers series to go beyond test scores and tackle key questions about the effects of private-school choice.

  • Children going back to school
    Going Back to School on Mathematica’s Education Research
    Aug 30, 2017
    David Roberts

    We go “back to school” on some of Mathematica’s top downloads and most popular education resources from 2017 to reflect on what we know about how, where, and why children learn best and what we can do to improve education at scale.

  • Diversity and Inclusion Initiative
    Diversity and Inclusion at Mathematica
    Aug 02, 2017
    Paul Decker

    The combination of loving one’s work and loving being at work is a feeling I want for everyone at Mathematica, and it’s a driving force behind our expanded efforts around diversity and inclusion.

  • REL
    Regional Educational Laboratories can be Engines for Educational Improvement
    Jul 28, 2017
    Brian Gill

    “Data driven” has become a catchphrase in education, but the execution often falls short of the ideal with educators and policymakers too often drowning in data rather than driven by data. Mathematica’s operation of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory will promote effective data-driven decision...