Literacy and language arts
We study how educators can use technology to increase equity and accessibility of high-quality learning opportunities. SRI Education works to improve how students learn to read and write, particularly for early learners and students in special populations. Our researchers study and evaluate instruction; develop and validate literacy assessments; and support online learning. We have a strong focus on teacher development and supporting English learners, students with disabilities, and low-literacy adults.
SRI evaluation shows the UC Irvine Writing Project’s Pathway to Academic Success project improves academic writing for secondary students through teacher professional development.
SRI Education designed and launched a 4-year comprehensive evaluation of the implementation and impact of Virginia’s state preschool program called the Virginia Preschool Initiative Plus.
A partner in advancing equitable access and outcomes for learners in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Appalachia partners with educators and leaders to engage in rigorous, change-oriented research and provides support that informs local, regional or statewide decisions about education policies, programs and practices. REL Appalachia provides services at…
Recent reports & publications
Digital learning programs are a promising tool to support teachers in providing students with strong early literacy instruction, but more research is needed to understand their effectiveness. This report describes an experimental…
Evaluation of the College, Career, and Community Writers Program: Findings from the i3 Scale-up Grant
This technical report provides a detailed description of C3WP and the findings from the evaluation of the i3 Scale-up grant.
Research Brief: SRI Finds Positive Effects of the College, Career, and Community Writer’s Program on Student Achievement
The National Writing Project’s (NWP) College, Career, and Community Writers Program (C3WP) is designed to improve students’ argument writing through intensive teacher professional development, instructional resources, and formative assessment.