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Effective Data Use
When used effectively, data can be a powerful tool for evidence-based decision making. Student and teacher data, if analyzed appropriately, can improve instructional practices and inform other school reforms.
Our staff have provided advice to many stakeholders—foundations, federal agencies, states, and districts—on how to use data to inform education policies and decisions. We have helped these stakeholders develop better measures of teacher and leader effectiveness that incorporate measures of students' learning, classroom observations, and other measures of performance. In addition, we are evaluating interventions designed to help teachers make use of data from formative student assessments to improve their instruction.
Evaluation of the Roma Parenting Support Projects in Serbia
On this project we provided support to the Results for Development Institute in developing an appropriate evaluation design for the Roma parenting program evaluation sponsored by the Open Society Foundations.
Charleston County School District Multi-Dimensional Educator Evaluation Framework and Educator Effectiveness Rating System
Mathematica is designing evaluation models for both teachers and school administrators, designing and producing value-added models, and providing technical and analytic assistance.
Lauren Banks Amos is a senior researcher with experience in program evaluation, technical assistance, and design research supporting federal, state, and local education agency efforts to improve disparities and disproportionality in the public education, juvenile justice, and child welfare systems.Topics
- Human Services
- College and Career Readiness
- Effective Data Use
- Literacy and Numeracy
- School Reform
- Strengthening and Disseminating Research
- Teacher and Principal Effectiveness
- Juvenile Justice