The U.S. Department of Education has selected Mathematica Policy Research and its partners, the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota and Decision Information Resources, to conduct this important study.
Mathematica Policy Research, a nonpartisan policy research firm, has conducted some of the most important evaluations of education, disability, and employment policies and programs in the United States. Mathematica strives to improve public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear on the provision of information collection and analysis to its clients. See www.mathematica-mpr.com.
The Institute on Community Integration (ICI), a federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities located at the University of Minnesota, conducts collaborative research, training, and information sharing that improves policies and practices in order to ensure that all children, youth, and adults with disabilities are valued by, and contribute to, their communities of choice. See http://ici.umn.edu.
Decision Information Resources (DIR), is a full-service research and evaluation firm providing survey, research, and evaluation support to government, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and educational institutions. DIR provides its clients with information fundamental to making informed decisions. www.dir-online.com.