Summary SRI Education designed and launched a 4-year comprehensive evaluation of the implementation and impact of Virginia’s state preschool program called the Virginia Preschool Initiative Plus (VPI+) from 2015 –19. Funded by the federal Preschool Development Grant, VPI+ sought to increase access to high-quality early learning environments and improve school readiness skills for 4-year old […]
Education and learning projects
The Apple and ConnectED Initiative was launched in 2014 and coupled 1:1 iPad access with comprehensive support in a diverse set of 114 schools. The project sought to catalyze transformed learning opportunities for students in historically underserved communities across America. To be eligible to apply, 96% or more of each school’s students had to qualify […]
Pioneering progress with data: how over 30 years of research influenced the education system for students with disabilities
Developing effective policies and best practices to improve education for students with disabilities
Providing beginning teachers with research-based mentoring and instructional coaching increases their effectiveness in the classroom, and ultimately boosts student achievement
Student learning is at risk when teachers do not receive enough support during their first years in the profession
Across the United States, young children are suspended and expelled from child care programs at a higher rate than elementary and secondary school children. The Arkansas Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education (AR DCCECE) is implementing a set of policies and initiatives intended to reduce the use of exclusionary practices and promote overall […]
SRI worked with two state consortia to design items for alternate assessments. This work advanced how the learning of students with significant cognitive disabilities is assessed.
Making learning relevant: infusing real-world experiences into the classroom for lasting college, career and life success
SRI International’s nine-year evaluation of the initiative unlocked promising evidence on improved student outcomes, including increased credit accumulation and graduation rates.
Creating a coherent and high-quality pathway of literacy instruction to help more students become proficient readers
SRI provided formative feedback on progress and implementation that promoted continuous improvement of practices, programs and policies used by the initiative’s leadership and the participating schools.
SRI Education is leading an efficacy study of Discipline in the Secondary Classroom (DSC), a positive and proactive approach to classroom management developed by Safe & Civil Schools. In partnership with researchers at the University of Missouri, SRI will assess whether DSC helps improve high school teachers’ classroom discipline practices and students’ behavior and academic […]
SRI is conducting a study to understand how math teachers are using the Khan’s Academy online resource in classrooms to improve instruction and student learning. Since Khan Academy’s appearance on the Web, users have viewed more than 365 million videos and solved over 1.8 billion math problems. The Khan Academy website offers free instructional videos for students […]
Our REL Appalachia team of experts collaborates with schools, local and state departments of education, and other education agencies in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia to improve teaching practices and student outcomes. Educators, leaders, and policymakers in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia turn to the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Appalachia as a partner […]