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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Projects

Math and Science Partnership Program: Intermediate Trends in Math and Science Partnership Changes in Student Achievement With Management Information System

Project Overview

The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Math and Science Partnership (MSP) program responds to a growing national concern about improving the educational performance of U.S. children in mathematics and science. Through MSP, NSF awards competitive merit-based grants to teams of institutions of higher education, local K–12 school systems, and their supporting partners.

The MSP seeks to—

  • Enhance schools’ capacity to provide challenging curricula for all students and encourage more students to succeed in advanced courses in mathematics and science.
  • Increase the number, quality, and diversity of mathematics and science teachers.
  • Engage and support scientists, mathematicians, and engineers at local universities and local industries to work with K–12 educators and students.
  • Contribute to a greater understanding of how students learn mathematics and science effectively and how teacher preparation and professional development can be improved.
  • Promote institution and organizational change in education systems to sustain partnerships’ promising practices and policies.

For this study, Insight—

  • Conducted trend analyses of student achievement data from the inception of MSP projects through each new reporting year
  • Tested operations and logistics to assess timeliness, completeness, management, cost containment, and communication
  • Engaged subject matter experts and practitioners for input to ensure findings were useful for MSP study stakeholders
  • Developed interim reports and briefings to address progress to date, preliminary analysis, and emerging issues
  • Prepared a final technical report and dissemination plan

Products

Interim reports 2013, 2014; final report 2014; final technical and dissemination plan 2015