Projects

Evaluating the Development of Secondary Writing Teaching & Learning Solutions

2019-2021

Project Overview

Objective

Mathematica is working in close partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and their grantees to systematically collect and synthesize evidence on solutions for secondary writing teaching and learning. The evidence is being used to (1) inform grantees’ program development and improvement, and (2) generate evidence about the effectiveness of secondary writing solutions in the portfolio.

Project Motivation

As part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Solutions portfolio, this project seeks to dramatically improve secondary writing instruction, so that all students who are Black, Latino, and/or experiencing poverty will be engaged in writing and will be on track with college- and career-level competencies.

Partners in Progress

Automated Essay Scoring Grantees of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Prepared For

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Mathematica provides technical assistance to Secondary Writing grantees and helps build their capacity to develop and execute measurement and evaluation plans. Continuous improvement and diversity, equity, and inclusion frameworks inform the measurement and evaluation work. As part of this work, Mathematica is developing menus of measures vetted by a panel of experts to promote use of high-quality and common measures for key student and teacher outcomes. Mathematica will also serve as third-party evaluator for three grantees that seek to validate the effectiveness of their Automated Essay Scoring solutions.

Related Staff

Lindsay Fox

Lindsay Fox

Researcher

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Annalee Kelly

Annalee Kelly

Senior Survey Researcher

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Julie Bruch

Julie Bruch

Senior Researcher

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Megan Shoji

Megan Shoji

Researcher

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Adam Dunn

Adam Dunn

Researcher

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Sarah Humpage  Liuzzi

Sarah Humpage Liuzzi

Senior Researcher

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Larissa  Campuzano

Larissa Campuzano

Senior Researcher

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Julieta  Lugo-Gil

Julieta Lugo-Gil

Senior Researcher   

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