Implementation Evaluation

SRI's education researchers conduct implementation evaluations of education programs and policies to understand how and why they are or are not achieving desired effects. Researchers document how goals and plans play out in different geographic, social, and policy contexts. We identify factors that enable and hinder program and policy implementation efforts, and provide timely feedback so that our clients can be more successful.

Projects

SRI is studying efforts by Oakland Unified School District and partners encourage interest and support success for underrepresented minority and low-income youth to pursue careers in health care.

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SRI is evaluating efforts to increase the capacity of teachers from diverse backgrounds to teach to Next Generation Science and Common Core standards in rural California middle and high schools.

high school students working at computers

SRI is supporting development of 14 indicators measuring students’ access to quality learning, educators’ capacity, and policy and funding initiatives in STEM.

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SRI is evaluating NGC projects funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to understand the technology features and implementation practices that achieve positive educational impacts at scale.

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This is a study of a multiyear effort to ensure that the California State University teacher preparation programs are producing the teachers California K–12 school districts will need as they complete their transition to new standards.

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SRI is studying the implementation and impact of three IDEA Public Schools initiatives designed to individualize learning, funded by the federal Race to the Top-District grant.

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SRI is conducting a three-year evaluation of the Education Connections online professional development program for middle and high school teachers of English learner students in two districts. The evaluation includes an impact study on student outcomes using a cluster randomized controlled trial.

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SRI is studying the implementation and early outcomes of a new educator evaluation system in Massachusetts designed to improve educator quality and student achievement.

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SRI is studying the implementation and outcomes of one Massachusetts district’s performance-based compensation system funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Teacher Incentive Fund grant.

SRI’s evaluation of the California Community College Linked Learning Initiative (CCCLLI) addressed implementation issues and institutional and student outcomes of work by three community colleges and partnering K–12 districts to use Linked Learning to improve college transitions and success.

SRI In the News

http://therivardreport.com/reasoning-mind-bringing-next-level-interactivity-to-the-classroom

The Rivard Report noted SRI’s role evaluating a digital, blended learning mathematics curriculum called Reasoning Mind, which serves about 100,000 students per year in several states, including Texas.

http://www.thehubsa.co.za/features/_/news/industry-news/ubs-and-the-wef-kick-off-major-education-study-as-part-of-the-davos-challenge-programme-r2685

UBS, the World Economic Forum, and research partner SRI have announced a major two-year education study to determine the benefits of the Davos Challenge program to advance educational opportunities for children in Africa.

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/05/how-are-teachers-and-students-using-khan-academy/

The Gates Foundation, one of Khan’s biggest funders, commissioned an SRI study on what works and what barriers exist to effective implementation.

Publications

This report from SRI International’s multiyear evaluation of the California’s Linked Learning District Initiative is the first to include end-of-high-school outcomes for students in certified Linked Learning pathways, and confirms many of the promising findings from previous years of the evaluation.

This report from SRI International’s multiyear evaluation of the California’s Linked Learning District Initiative is the first to include end-of-high-school outcomes for students in certified Linked Learning pathways, and confirms many of the promising findings from previous years of the evaluation.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Postsecondary Success initiative is concerned with understanding how online technology applications can assess and improve students’ math readiness to better prepare them for college-level math courses and postsecondary success. As part of this initiative,...

Implementation and impact evaluation of the Rio Grande Valley Center for Teaching and Leading Excellence, an i3 development grant. The Center was a collaboration between IDEA Public Schools and Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District to strengthen human capital.

Implementation and impact evaluation of the Rio Grande Valley Center for Teaching and Leading Excellence, an i3 development grant. The Center was a collaboration between IDEA Public Schools and Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District to strengthen human capital.

From 2012–14 SRI evaluated the model demonstration phase of three California Community College Linked Learning Initiative colleges and their K–12 partners. Evaluation findings offer insights into the potential impact of community college and K–12 systems alignment on regional industry, education,...

From 2012–14 SRI evaluated the model demonstration phase of three California Community College Linked Learning Initiative colleges and their K–12 partners. Evaluation findings offer insights into the potential impact of community college and K–12 systems alignment on regional industry, education,...

This survey instrument was developed by SRI Education as part of the Research on the Use of Khan Academy in Schools project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

This survey instrument was developed by SRI Education as part of the Research on the Use of Khan Academy in Schools project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

This survey instrument was developed by SRI Education as part of the Research on the Use of Khan Academy in Schools project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Blog Posts

Enabling teachers and technology to work together to enhance student learning is easy to say, but not so easy to do. SRI Education examines research on digital and blended approaches to mathematics to help educators make sense of this important and complex market.