We are pleased to announce that Insight Policy Research was acquired by Westat, effective June 15, 2022. Branded as “Westat Insight,” we are currently operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Westat and continue to provide our clients with the best-in-class services they have come to expect. Our combined experience now offers expanded expertise in health, education, and social policy as well as deeper methodological skills in survey research, evaluation, data analytics, and technical assistance. <a href="https://www.westat.com/articles/westat-acquires-insight-policy-research" target="_blank">Learn more</a> here.
We are pleased to announce that Insight Policy Research was acquired by Westat, effective June 15, 2022. Branded as “Westat Insight,” we are currently operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Westat and continue to provide our clients with the best-in-class services they have come to expect. Our combined experience now offers expanded expertise in health, education, and social policy as well as deeper methodological skills in survey research, evaluation, data analytics, and technical assistance. <a href="https://www.westat.com/articles/westat-acquires-insight-policy-research" target="_blank">Learn more</a> here.
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Landscape: Bias in Early Childhood Learning Assessments

Landscape: Bias in Early Childhood Learning Assessments

Project Overview Students of color, English learners, and students with low socioeconomic status have lower educational assessment scores than their peers across many domains. Although many potential causes for the gaps between these vulnerable subpopulations and their peers are apparent, one potential explanation of increasing public and research attention is systemic bias in the educational[...]

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WIC State Agency Profiles

Project Overview Insight partnered with the National WIC Association (NWA) to automate the development of 89 state agency profiles for the annual State of WIC report. Insight designed and developed the profiles within a few weeks. The profiles display information on WIC participant characteristics; breastfeeding trends; childhood obesity rates; and mortality and birth outcomes for[...]

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Research Initiatives for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

Project Overview Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) represents the country's leading innovative biopharmaceutical research companies, which are devoted to discovering and developing medicines that enable patients to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives. Insight conducted the following health research initiatives in support of this mission: Opioid Epidemic Literature Review. The Insight team conducted an[...]

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UNC Financial Aid

Project Overview The primary goal of financial aid is to expand opportunities for students in families with relatively low resources to enroll in higher education. Since 1965, the federal government has been the largest source of financial aid (through the Pell Grant), providing students with both grants and loans. The second largest source has been[...]

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Evaluation of the University of North Carolina Student Success Innovation Lab Completion Grant Pilot

Project Overview The Student Success Innovation Lab at the University of North Carolina (UNC) awards completion grants to educational institutions throughout the state. These grants are small, just-in-time financial awards that fill financial gaps in tuition and fees for students nearing graduation. This year, the lab selected four institutions to implement a pilot designed specifically[...]

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Evaluation of the Single Mothers Success Design Challenge

Project Overview Education Design Lab administers the Single Moms Success Design Challenge, which supports community colleges as they develop and pilot innovative solutions to improve completion rates for single mothers through intentional targeting of their unique needs. Four regionally accredited, public community colleges designed, launched, and tested scalable interventions to improve degree attainment rates for[...]

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Evaluation of the Story Mentors Pilot Marketing Campaign in Mississippi

Project Overview Insight partnered with the Barbara Bush Foundation to conduct an evaluation of its Story Mentors program pilot in the State of Mississippi. Story Mentors is a free online product consisting of digital books and guides that assist emerging readers in the first grade and readers in the second grade who could use supplemental[...]

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Campus-Based Childcare: An Understudied Innovation in Postsecondary Success

Project Overview While no rigorous experimental research has explored the role of childcare on the outcomes of undergraduate college student parents, descriptive evidence suggests access to affordable childcare is critical. Insight is studying the feasibility of conducting a rigorous evaluation of campus-based childcare programs. The proposed feasibility study will result in the design of a[...]

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Incorporating Mobile Solutions to Improve Adult Literacy: Evaluation of the XPRIZE Communities Competition

Project Overview In 2015 the Barbara Bush Foundation, XPRIZE Foundation, and Dollar General Literacy Foundation joined forces to tackle the largest obstacles to achieving basic literacy—access, retention, and scale. The organizations collaborated to launch the $7 million Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE competition. This competition challenged teams to develop mobile applications for smartphones (e.g.,[...]

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