Princeton, N.J. (July 11, 2007)--Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., has been awarded a $50 million contract to administer the next generation of the What Works Clearinghouse for the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. The WWC was established in 2002 by IES to provide educators, policymakers, and the public with a central and trusted source of scientific evidence of what works in education.

The WWC collects, reviews, and reports on studies of education programs, products, practices, and policies in selected topic areas, using a set of standards based on scientifically valid criteria. Mathematica´s five-year contract involves...

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