Case Studies in Education
Developing a deep, on-the-ground understanding of the particular program or policy of interest often requires case studies. SRI's education researchers conduct case studies in education that draw on interview, focus group, document, and observation data. We use education case studies to understand why local implementation looks the way it does, how implementation varies, and the factors that support or hinder successful implementation and outcomes.
Through its evaluation of the Engage New England initiative, SRI is helping the Barr Foundation and the broader education community better understand how to design and implement innovative schools for students who are off track to graduate high school.
SRI is the evaluation partner for a program that is advancing knowledge in developing non-cognitive skills in middle schools to increase student success.
SRI and George Mason University are conducting a multi-year exploratory study to develop a logic model of STEM-focused elementary (eSTEM) schools
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.