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- Designing evaluations of programs that aim to strengthen language, literacy, and health practices in global settings
- Early education and programs and policies aimed to support the well-being of low-income and immigrant families
- Quality Improvement
- Early Childhood
- Child Development
- Quality Measurement
- Human Services
Julieta Lugo-Gil studies the effects of early childhood education, parenting programs, and policy on children and families. Her areas of expertise include early education and programs and policies aimed to support the well-being of low-income and immigrant families.
Lugo-Gil led the planning and development of a toolkit for state administrators, program leaders, practitioners, and researchers designing evaluations of child care Quality Rating and Improvement Systems. She also helped design the National Title I Study of Implementation and Outcomes in Early Childhood Language Development, which is looking at associations between school programs/teacher practices and the development of children’s reading comprehension achievement by grade three.
Lugo-Gil has both national and international experience in early childhood programs and issues. She is an expert in designing evaluations of programs that aim to strengthen language, literacy, and health practices in global settings. She has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and presented at professional conferences. Lugo-Gil holds a Ph.D. in economics from New York University.
Expanding the Use and Understanding of Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs
In recent years, researchers have identified dozens of teen pregnancy prevention programs with demonstrated evidence of success in reducing adolescent sexual risk behaviors. The federal government has invested millions of dollars to disseminate knowledge about these programs and to implement and evaluate...
Supporting New Teachers: Evaluating Teacher Induction Models
This five-year rigorous evaluation of the impact of teacher induction programs focused on two high-intensity teacher induction models and involved 1,009 teachers in 418 elementary schools in 17 medium and large urban school districts in 13 states.
Building the Knowledge Base on Teacher Preparation and Effectiveness
Mathematica designed and conducted three large-scale studies on the relationship between teacher preparation and effectiveness, using the most rigorous approach possible—random assignment of students to teachers from different kinds of programs—and compared student test scores to gauge teacher effectiveness.