Scientific Programmer/Analyst, SRI Education
Tejaswini Tiruke is a programmer on SRI’s evaluation of the Midwest Expansion of the Chicago Child-Parent Center (CPC) Program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation (i3) grant program. She also provides programming support on SRI’s evaluation of the McKnight Foundation’s Education and Learning Program, on an evaluation of the implementation and effectiveness of Minnesota’s Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge programs, and on a randomized trial investigating the Cognitive Behavior Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) program being conducted in the San Francisco Unified School District.
Tiruke is primarily a SAS programmer, although she also has experience in SQL. Before joining SRI, she worked for major banking institutions. She is certified in SAS Base 9.2 and SAS Advanced 9.3, and has presented at a regional SAS user group.
Tiruke holds a bachelor’s degree in information technology from Shri Guru Gobind Singhji Institute of Engineering & Technology, Nanded, India.
Sparking Connections: Evaluations of Mobile Messaging on Responsive Caregiving
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Associations of teacher characteristics with preschool suspensions and expulsions: Implications for supports
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Virginia Preschool Initiative Plus (VPI+) Final Evaluation Report
The Virginia Preschool Initiative Plus was designed to provide 4-year-old children from low-income families with access to high quality prekindergarten programs.