SRI Education conducts high-quality research, builds capacity through technical assistance and develops innovative tools that improve teaching and accelerate and deepen learning. We integrate our expertise in content areas, student populations and research methods to produce equity-focused and evidence-based insights.
For more than 50 years, SRI Education has been a leader in helping partners find out what works, for whom, how and why. We are committed to a more equitable world where all educators and students thrive and have opportunities to succeed.
Research and evaluation
We discover and test the impact of policies, programs and interventions through early-stage implementation research, survey research, policy analysis, extant data analysis, and large-scale experimental and quasi-experimental studies.
We support sustainable improvement of national, state and local education efforts through data-driven decision making, evidence-based practices, professional development events and tailored coaching.
SRI Education develops and evaluates the effectiveness of programs and tools that leverage artificial intelligence and technology to improve learning experiences and outcomes for students from prekindergarten to postsecondary.
We design and validate assessments using gold-standard methods including evidence-centered design , Universal Design for Learning , and SRI technologies – artificial intelligence , speech recognition, video-based analytics and multi-sensing behavior analytics.
We use data from online educational technologies to understand how students learn, translate findings into actionable feedback, and automate data collection and analysis.
We apply rigorous research and development services and deep content knowledge throughout the product development lifecycle, including ideation workshops, early prototype design and user and classroom testing.
“The smartest people investment for future payback is a child’s education. Yet data continue to show opportunity gaps for underserved populations, those in poverty, and students of color. SRI Education works to strengthen the impact and broaden the reach of effective teaching and learning interventions, policies, and programs that will ensure an equitable education for all students.”
Our program areas
Our experts help education agencies, philanthropic organizations and commercial clients find evidence-based solutions to pressing educational issues in culturally appropriate, equity-centered, and contextually meaningful ways. Our work leads to improvements in experiences and outcomes for educators and students across the country. Discover more about our program areas below.
Our latestmore +
5 Things that Everyone in Schools Should Know about Suicide Prevention
With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a significant increase in symptoms of mental health problems among school-aged youth. Most notably, the percentage of children with symptoms of depression and anxiety has become much larger.
Valuing and evaluating an único bilingual professional development program – BBILY
SRI Education is leading an external evaluation of bilingual professional development created by faculty from Santa Clara University and San Jose State University: BBILY – Bilingual/Biliterate Instruction for Bilingual Youth. BBILY strives to equip teachers with mindsets, theories, and instructional practices that can support bilingual students’ learning and leverage their linguistic and cultural identities.
SRI Education’s newsletter has research, supporting use of data and evidence and so much more.
“What I enjoy most about working at SRI is the collaborative environment. Everyone on your teams serve as thought partners and teammates to not only produce excellent work towards improving outcomes for all students but also to support your own professional growth.”
Technical Assistance Provider and Education Researcher
Recent reports and publicationsmore +
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. We also share profiles of states and communities that have implemented CEE as examples that others may learn from.
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.
Programs serving children with disabilities—IDEA as a key component of a state early childhood system
All programs serving young children and their families need to understand IDEA and what it means for families and children with disabilities to access and benefit from all early childhood programs available in their community.
Telepractice for Part C early intervention services: Considerations for effective implementation and Medicaid reimbursement
The purpose of this report is to provide information about the use of telepractice as a delivery method for EI services and the process for Medicaid reimbursement.
“I feel like it’s our obligation as caring adults to make sure that kids are spending time on enriching activities that will prepare them to be successful and happy, and that’s at the heart of everything we’re doing at SRI Education.”
Education Researcher, SRI Education