Mathematica conducted a developmental evaluation involving process and outcome analyses in 12 communities using a rigorous mixed-methods approach
Megan Hague Angus
- Qualitative data collection and analysis
- Implementation research
- Early childhood education
- Programmatic and evaluation technical assistance
- Meeting design and facilitation
- Conducting interviews and focus groups with wide variety of stakeholders
- Early Childhood
- Early Childhood Systems
- School Reform
- Training and Re-employment
- Human Services
Angus primarily focuses on early childhood education research. She is currently the deputy director of the Head Start Innovation Fund Evaluation based in Detroit. This evaluation is designed to document changes in teacher quality, teacher retention, and family engagement in Head Start programs. She is also the evaluation co-lead on two other Foundation-funded projects based in Detroit. Both projects focus on enhancing high quality child care and fostering supports for families in Detroit. In her technical assistance work and her more traditional research-based projects, Angus works to help practitioners use research to inform decision making.
Angus leverages her degree in education policy to focus on school reform. She contributed to the federal evaluation of the Race to the Top and School Improvement Grant initiatives as well as a study of school turnaround practices for the U.S. Department of Education. Her work also spans program evaluation of employment training programs and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
Angus joined Mathematica in 2006. She holds an M.A. in educational policy studies from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Improving Reforms for Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System
Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge Grants Evaluation
This evaluation examined implementation, processes, and strategies grantee clusters use to accelerate regional economic development, and whether federal funding and program structure accelerate the creation of high-wage jobs and innovation.
The Study of School Turnaround
This project is documenting the turnaround process in 25 schools across six states and looking at how these schools have used their School Improvement Grant funds to implement improvement actions.