Digital learning programs are a promising tool to support teachers in providing students with strong early literacy instruction, but more research is needed to understand their effectiveness. This report describes an experimental study that examined the impact of Sound Town, a digital early literacy program, on prekindergarten students’ early literacy skills.
Education & learning publications
The Pathway to Academic Success Project Leads to Improved Student Writing
SRI study finds that the University of California, Irvine Writing Project’s Pathway to Academic Success project leads to improved students’ academic writing through professional development for secondary English language arts and advanced English language development teachers.
Voices for Change: Parent Leadership & Advocacy at Rocketship Public Schools
This brief shares strategies Rocketship Public Schools has used to engage parents and support them in advocating for solutions to community needs.
Deeper Learning and Diffusion of Scaled Impact Evaluation Report and Executive Summary
This report summarizes the findings from SRI’s retrospective evaluation of the Hewlett Foundation’s Deeper Learning + Diffusion of Innovation and Scaled Impact Initiative, an ambitious effort to learn how fundamental shifts in teaching and learning could be scaled within public school systems efficiently, expediently, and equitably.
Unpacking the Relationship Between Classroom Teacher Characteristics and Time to English Learner Reclassification
Drawing from a longitudinal administrative dataset from Tennessee, this study uses discrete-time survival analysis to estimate the relationship between ELs’ likelihood of reclassification and characteristics of their general education English language arts (ELA) teachers in Grades 3–8.
Transforming High Schools to Serve Students Who Are Off Track to Graduate: Lessons Learned from the Engage New England Initiative
This brief presents lessons learned about school transformation from the Barr Foundation’s Engage New England initiative, an effort to catalyze high school innovation by developing exemplary schools that support the success of students who are off track to graduate.
CEE 101: An Introduction to Coordinated Eligibility
We describe what CEE is, how to do it, what the benefits are, key decisions that must be made, and facilitators and barriers to implementation.
Creativity Challenge: Arts Education in San Francisco Bay Area Schools
Like the state as a whole, the vast majority of Bay Area schools are failing to meet state goals for arts education by not providing a sequential, standards-based course of study in all four of the required arts disciplines.
Scaling Deeper Learning for Equity Lessons Learned from the Deeper Learning + Diffusion and Scaled Impact Initiative
This research brief summarizes six lessons from the Hewlett Foundation’s Deeper Learning + Diffusion of Innovation and Scaled Impact Initiative.