Process and Outcome Evaluation

Implementing a pilot study on how children's early learning can be developed

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has long supported a variety of international studies to collect and report data in the United States and other countries. These studies...

Supporting technical assistance to health centers on substance use treatment

The epidemic of opioid use disorder (OUD) and overdose deaths is an urgent national crisis that requires the attention and coordinated efforts of federal, state, and local governments and...

Developing West Virginia's State Innovation Model (SIM) Plan

What can be done to improve public health and the quality of health care in a poor rural state plagued by the worst epidemic of opioid use disorder in...

Evaluating San Antonio's Pre-K 4 SA Program

Research shows that attending preschool can shrink by one-half the achievement gap between low- and high-income students. San Antonio is one of a handful of U.S. cities investing in...

Evaluating supported employment

The percentage of people receiving disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) for a mental health impairment is increasing. In 2005, SSA selected Westat to lead the Mental...

Evaluating school vouchers in Washington, DC

The District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) is the only federally funded program that provides tuition vouchers to low-income parents who want their child to attend a private...

Removing barriers to becoming proficient in English for people with disabilities

In U.S. schools, English language learners typically become proficient in English in about 3 to 5 years. However, English learners with disabilities generally take longer, possibly because of certain...

Strengthening mental health support systems for youth

One in every 4 to 5 youth in the general population have a mental disorder, such as a mood disorder, anxiety, or behavior disorder. Many of these young people...

Developing an evaluation plan

Dental needs are the highest unmet health need for children and have long-term life consequences. Despite Medicaid coverage of dental care, only a little more than 1/3 of children...

Strengthening cancer research across Latin America

Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide. More than twice as many people die from cancer than from AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. The National Cancer Institute...

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