Subject Matter Expertise

2015 to 2016: Investing in Access to High-Quality Preschool in Cincinnati Research Study

Description

MetrixIQ partnered with RAND Corporation to produce a comprehensive research study to understand the current preschool landscape in Cincinnati. This study included gathering stakeholder perspectives, an evaluation of preschool initiatives in other cities and states, and a cost benefit analysis of policy options for improving access to high-quality preschool in Cincinnati.

Performance

MetrixIQ’s initial scope was expanded to include a provider survey and significantly more in-depth analysis of the community impact of other public funding sources to the preschool market in Cincinnati. The project was further complicated by a lack of verifiable information for other public funding from state agencies. Irrespective of the complexities, MetrixIQ completed six 10-year pro-forma scenarios that detailed the possibilities under different policy assumptions for a new publicly funded preschool expansion initiative in Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Preschool Promise. This study was utilized as the primary research base to support the successful levy passed in November 2016. The complete report is available here.

MetrixIQ brought the requisite substantive knowledge and technical skills to our joint project and they were a fantastic partner to work with.
— Lynn Karoly, Senior Economist, RAND Corporation

Location

Santa Monica, California

Industry Category

Consulting 

Scope

  • Subject Matter Expertise
  • Financial Modeling
  • Payment Processing
  • Stakeholder Engagement

2014 to Present: Program Design & Information System Development

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Description

MetrixIQ contracted with early childhood education leaders in Montgomery County, Ohio to advise on tuition credit scale alternatives for a county-wide early childhood education pilot. MetrixIQ developed three tuition credit models for consideration, including a new, innovative framework to account for other public funding sources. Based on the partnership developed over the initial contract phase, MetrixIQ was retained to develop the technology and data management system to support the program’s operations. 

Performance

The tuition credit framework proposed by MetrixIQ to account for other public funding sources was vetted by the University of Dayton Business Research Group and adopted for the early childhood education pilot in Montgomery County. MetrixIQ and Technical Reality delivered the technology platform on time and on budget under a very aggressive 6-month timeline. MetrixIQ continues to work with Learn to Earn Dayton and the Preschool Promiseon system enhancements to support outcome research and process improvement.

MetrixIQ applied its extensive knowledge of eligibility and enrollment programs at the early childhood level, and helped us think through every nuanced detail and contingency that presented itself with a keen focus on meeting deadlines, creating dependable data streams, and – critically – ease of use of the system.
— Robyn Lightcap, Executive Director, Learn to Earn Dayton

Location

Dayton, Ohio

Industry Category

Technology 

Scope

  • Subject Matter Expertise
  • Process Design
  • Tuition Scale Development
  • System Design & Implementation