Mathematica partners with Middle Years Math grantees on the development and execution of customized measurement and evaluation (M&E) plans. Through the technical assistance that Mathematica provides, grantees learn more about the impact of their programs and build capacity to conduct M&E activities on their own. Continuous improvement and equity and community voice frameworks inform all stages of this work.
As part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s K-12 Education portfolio, this project seeks to dramatically improve middle years math instruction, so that all students who are Black, Latino, and/or experiencing poverty deeply know, are able to use, and enjoy math by the time they reach high school.
Grantees of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Air Tutors, ASSISTments, Blueprint Schools Network, Breakthrough Collaborative, Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM), Cignition, Common Denominator, Crossroads, Imagine Learning, Latino Student Fund, Reading & Math, Inc. (Math Corps), New Classrooms, Saga Education, Silicon Valley Education Foundation, Teaching Systems Lab (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Teachley, The Calculus Project, UPchieve, Texas Mindset Initiative (TxMI; University of Texas at Austin), youcubed (Stanford University)
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Mathematica is working in close partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and its grantees to systematically collect and synthesize evidence on solutions for math teaching and learning in grades 3 through 9. The evidence is being used to (1) inform grantees’ program development and improvement, and (2) generate evidence about the effectiveness of middle years math solutions in the portfolio.
Advancing Educational Equity: Tools for Evidence Building
Visit our toolkit page to access our measurement and evaluation resources. The toolkit features videos, checklists, and guides to support users in the measurement and evaluation of education solutions.Learn more
Evidence & Insights From This Project
Menu of Measures: High-Quality Measures of Middle Years Math Student Outcomes
This resource provides educators, school district leaders, researchers, and funders a set of measures and approaches to assess the extent that math instruction and interventions change what students know and how they feel about math, as well as how they use math outside of the classroom.Learn More