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Strengthening and Disseminating Research
Education and policy leaders face a bewildering array of choices in curricula, instructional approaches, and student services. Scientifically based research can help them justify better decisions, if this work reaches those who need it in the field. Mathematica plays an important role in improving research evidence and amplifying the findings from high quality studies.
Assessing New Uses of Regression Discontinuity (RD) Designs: Producing Broader Evaluations of Education and Training Interventions
Mathematica is assessing the validity and accuracy of new techniques for extending regression discontinuity designs to produce impacts for individuals whose program eligibility scores are away from the cutoff score.
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