Program Design and Implementation

SRI's Center for Science, Technology, and Economic Development covers the entire spectrum of program design and implementation activities to help clients become more innovative and competitive. SRI researchers

  • Evaluate program feasibility

  • Define institutional structures

  • Provide detailed technical assistance on program components

  • Address environmental requirements

  • Conduct cost-benefit studies and alternative analyses

Projects

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In partnership with the National Writing Project, SRI is investigating the development of good evidence-based science writing in the middle school classroom.

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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.

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In this four-year evaluation of ConnectEd’s federally funded Investing in Innovation (i3) grant, SRI is using a quasi-experimental design to assess the implementation and impact of the Linked Learning approach on students’ cognitive and noncognitive outcomes.

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Across the U.S., policymakers are experimenting with various strategies for improving educator quality and student achievement. SRI led an evaluation of three closely related human capital management initiatives in Massachusetts.

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To determine the optimal focus for the new university, SRI assessed the technology and educational needs and resources of the Kingdom's industry and society.

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The ECO Center assisted state agencies in building measurement systems for programs serving infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities and their families. The center provided technical assistance to support states in developing high-quality child and family outcome measurement systems.

Publications

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,...

For the Meeting Challenging Writing Standards in High-Need Schools evaluation, SRI conducted a randomized controlled trial to estimate the effects of the SEED professional development on teachers’ writing instruction and student argument writing across a national sample of elementary schools.

For the Meeting Challenging Writing Standards in High-Need Schools evaluation, SRI conducted a randomized controlled trial to estimate the effects of the SEED professional development on teachers’ writing instruction and student argument writing across a national sample of elementary schools.