Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
BETHESDA, MD—The U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences has awarded Abt Associates a contract worth up to $16.5 million to investigate the effectiveness of strategies designed to increase the number of disadvantaged students who enroll in and complete college. The strategies are used in two federal programs focused on improving college access for students in high poverty middle and high schools—GEAR UP, or Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, and the Upward Bound Program.
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.