Mike Poletika

Programmer and Statistical Analyst
Mike Poletika

As a Programmer and Statistical Analyst, nothing makes Mike happier than digging into complex data sets to find meaningful insights. He uses statistical techniques to enhance clients’ understanding of their organizations, programs, and policies. While he appreciates all things quantitative, he is particularly interested in school choice, educator labor markets, and higher education student aid.

At AnLar, Mike supports several impact evaluations as a statistical analyst, using advanced methods to identify the effects of programs. He also analyzes NCES data from the High School Longitudinal Study (HSLS:09) and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Before joining AnLar, Mike conducted quantitative research at an education policy research firm and the Indiana Department of Child Services. Mike holds a Master of Public Affairs degree in policy analysis from Indiana University.

When Mike is not number crunching, he enjoys writing a novel featuring his best friend, a sweet Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. He is an avid hiker, despite the lack of elevation in his hometown of Indianapolis. During the few months of nice Indiana weather, he enjoys kicking homeruns at his weekly kickball games.

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