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Teacher and Principal Preparation and Support
Teachers matter. Nothing in a school day is more important for student achievement than the skills of teachers. Mathematica has a long history of studying how teachers are prepared for, supported, and perform in the classroom. Principals have also been shown to have an important influence on student achievement. Mathematica is studying intensive supports for principals and how they affect school, teacher, and student outcomes.
A Research Synthesis of the Role of Assistant Principals and Pathways to the Principalship
The Wallace Foundation commissioned three literature syntheses on topics related to school leadership. Mathematica is working with Vanderbilt University on a synthesis focused on the topic of assistant principals (APs). The synthesis aims to address two key questions.
Margaret Sullivan has broad expertise in research on education, training, and other supports designed to increase opportunities and improve social outcomes for disadvantaged youth and families.Featured Publications
- Implementing the Virginia RETHINKS Health Sciences Education TAACCCT Grant
- Impact Evaluation of the RWJF Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)
- Postsecondary Education
- School Choice and Charters
- Teacher and Principal Preparation and Support
- Training and Re-employment
- Family Support
- Human Services