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Evaluation Planning and Design
SRI's education researchers perform evaluation planning and design to build testrigorous education evaluations that answer important questions about program implementation and impacts. SRI collaborates closely with clients to clarify their strategy, define indicators of progress and success, and identify data sources.
SRI's education centers evaluate programs that offer the possibility of dramatically improving teaching and learning outcomes in both school and out-of-school settings. They lead the field in developing and applying complementary methods to gain insight into what works, for whom, and under what conditions. For emerging innovations, SRI helps clients refine the theory of action for their program. We also partner with organizations to collect and reflect on data they can use to improve their innovation.
For clients seeking to demonstrate the effectiveness of mature programs, SRI offers these education evaluation planning capabilities:
Rigorous research designs
Development of instruments to capture unique program aspects or outcomes
Collection and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data
Insightful, informative reports
SRI developed and conducted a 4‑year process and outcome evaluation of an early childhood scholarship model in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
SRI is providing research and evaluation services to support health career pathways for youth and young adults in Oakland, California.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation contracted with SRI International to aggregate and analyze the ALMAP data. SRI assembled learning impact, cost and satisfaction findings across the portfolio of ALMAP grantee product evaluations.
For the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, SRI is conducting an evaluation of EdReady, an online instructional system that assesses math readiness and tailors instruction based on students’ individual needs.