SRI Education partners with key stakeholders to create meaningful and sustainable changes in the education system. Our work includes rigorous mixed-methods studies of the implementation and impacts of school district reform efforts; charter school replication and expansion; and federal programs designed to serve special populations of students.
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Initial Efficacy Study of Data Wise
This is the first impact study of Data Wise, which supports educators in using collaborative data inquiry to drive continuous improvement of teaching and learning.
Exploring the Relationship Between Continuous Improvement Culture and Afterschool STEM Program Quality
SRI researchers are using systems theory to investigate the implementation of continuous quality improvement within the system of California’s publicly funded afterschool programs, the state’s efforts to change organizational culture to support continuous improvement, and the potential effects of continuous improvement on afterschool STEAM programs over time.
Overcoming the early childhood suspension & expulsion problem
Curbing the problem starts with changing the early childhood program approach
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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.
Creativity Challenge: Arts Education in California’s Court and Community Schools
This study examines arts education access for students served by California’s district community day schools, county community schools, and juvenile court schools; which we collectively refer to as court and community schools (CCS).
Creativity Challenge: The State of Arts Education in California – Full Report
Our goal was to assess schools’ arts programs relative to state goals, examine the systems of support for these programs, and identify ways in which state and local policymakers might improve conditions for young people to experience arts education in schools. In 2019, the Hewlett Foundation engaged SRI to “refresh” the 2007 study.
Creativity Challenge: The State of Arts Education in California – Summary Report
In most ways, the current study addresses the same research questions and relies on the same research design and data sources as the earlier report—a statewide school survey, case studies, and analysis of extant data provided by the California Department of Education. The context, however, has changed.
Encouraging Impacts of an Open Education Resource Degree Initiative on College Students’ Progress to Degree
Textbooks are traditional and useful learning resources for college students, but commercial texts books have been widely criticized for their high costs, restricted access, limited flexibility, and uninspiring learning experiences.
The Role of California’s County Offices of Education and Implications for Arts Education
This study describes the COE role in arts education, examines how COE activities have shifted in response to California’s Local Control Funding Formula, and examines how these changes may affect access, participation, quality, and equity in arts education in K-12 schools.