Implementation Evaluation

SRI's education researchers conduct implementation evaluations of education programs and policies to understand how and why they are or are not achieving desired effects. Researchers document how goals and plans play out in different geographic, social, and policy contexts. We identify factors that enable and hinder program and policy implementation efforts, and provide timely feedback so that our clients can be more successful.


two teachers talking in a hallway

Improving California high schools through leadership capacity building. SRI is evaluating an initiative that supports the development and implementation of leadership structures and practices associated with effective schools and positive student outcomes.

teacher helps young student read a book

SRI is evaluating the McKnight Foundation’s effort to improve the literacy achievement of pre–K through third grade students in the Twin Cities through pathways that integrate and enhance prekindergarten through third grade literacy education.

teacher with young students in classroom

SRI analyzed the effectiveness of an initiative to promote children's school readiness and long-term academic success.

teacher and student working together

SRI is synthesizing findings across model demonstration projects to identify factors that lead to high-quality implementation, sustainability, and wider adoption of evidence-based practices.

young girl student working at a computer

SRI is conducting a study of Khan Academy to understand how math teachers are using the online resource in classrooms to improve instruction and student learning.

group of teachers talking together

SRI’s four-year evaluation of the New Teacher Center’s (NTC’s) i3 validation grant combines cluster randomized controlled trials at two study sites and a difference-in-differences approach at the third site to assess the implementation and impact of NTC’s intensive new teacher mentoring and support...


For the Meeting Challenging Writing Standards in High-Need Schools evaluation, SRI conducted a randomized controlled trial to estimate the effects of the SEED professional development on teachers’ writing instruction and student argument writing across a national sample of elementary schools.

As technology increasingly influences—and ideally enhances—teaching and learning in K–12 classrooms, the field must consider how best to support teachers and schools in making this transition.

Ready Schools is a radical systems change effort to improve the academic, health, and social outcomes of historically underserved children in one of this country’s largest and most diverse communities, Miami-Dade County. This report presents Year 3 findings of SRI's evaluation.

In this paper, published in SPIE. Long-range audio signature acquisition and event detection are always a challenge using existing microphone arrays, which have a short detection range and therefore must be placed close to their targets.

Since receiving support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in 2007, Ready Schools partners have made significant progress toward improving the systems in Miami-Dade that contribute to school readiness and success. This report presents findings of the second year of evaluation.

In only a year, Ready Schools partners have made significant progress toward improving the systems in Miami-Dade County that contribute to school readiness and success—early care, education, health and family support. This report presents findings of the first year of evaluation.

Seventh Annual IEEE Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines, 1999. FCCM '99. Proceedings. This paper describes a family of reconfigurable processing elements (RPEs) used to support video processing for the Sarnoff Vision Front End 200 (VFE-200) vision system.