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Higher Education and Workforce Development

In our global, knowledge-based economy, competitive advantage comes from a talented and trained workforce. Drawing on deep expertise in education policy and R&D, SRI's Center for Science, Technology, and Economic Development helps countries, states, regions, and cities evaluate the skills of their workforce and assess training infrastructure needs.

Forecasting the occupations and skills underpinning high-growth industries, SRI develops strategies to recruit new talent and improve homegrown labor pools. SRI also has significant experience in designing and managing higher education institutions, and creating strategies and implementing policies to develop the next generation of leaders.


Regional Educational Laboratory—Appalachia

REL Appalachia works in partnership with school districts, state departments of education, and other education stakeholders in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia to develop high-quality research and to use and disseminate research findings to improve student outcomes.

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Evaluation of International Baccalaureate’s Bridging the Equity Gap Project

SRI is studying the implementation and outcomes of a new International Baccalaureate Organization consulting model designed to increase the participation and success of low-income students in IB’s Diploma Programme. SRI is also examining national postsecondary enrollment, persistence, and...

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Study of University of California Early Academic Outreach Program

SRI’s study of the Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP), the largest outreach program that the University of California operates to increase college-going opportunities for underserved student populations, included site visits to all 10 EAOP sites and an analysis of EAOP college outcomes relative...

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Evaluation of the CAPP Demonstration Partnerships

SRI’s evaluation of the California Academic Partnership Program’s Demonstration Partnership Project will look at the formation and progress of 11 partnerships that aim to establish seamless transitions for all students from high school to postsecondary and strengthen the quality of instruction...