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Evaluation Planning and Design

SRI's education researchers perform evaluation planning and design to build testrigorous education evaluations that answer important questions about program implementation and impacts. SRI collaborates closely with clients to clarify their strategy, define indicators of progress and success, and identify data sources.

SRI's education centers evaluate programs that offer the possibility of dramatically improving teaching and learning outcomes in both school and out-of-school settings. They lead the field in developing and applying complementary methods to gain insight into what works, for whom, and under what conditions. For emerging innovations, SRI helps clients refine the theory of action for their program. We also partner with organizations to collect and reflect on data they can use to improve their innovation.

For clients seeking to demonstrate the effectiveness of mature programs, SRI offers these education evaluation planning capabilities:

  • Rigorous research designs

  • Development of instruments to capture unique program aspects or outcomes

  • Collection and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data

  • Insightful, informative reports


Pearson Research Quality Review

SRI Education provides an independent review of Pearson’s reports and efficacy statements regarding learner outcomes.

Evaluation of the LPLC Early Literacy Pay for Success Project

SRI worked with the Sorenson Impact Center and the nonprofit organization Social Finance to design a rigorous evaluation for the Lee Pesky Learning Center (LPLC) Pay for Success (PFS) project in Idaho. Using PFS, LPLC intends to expand its model for improving student literacy across the state by...

Minnesota Pay for Success Feasibility Pilot: Pyramid Model Expansion in Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten

The Minnesota Department of Education contracted SRI to study the feasibility of using a Pay for Success funding model to enhance its state voluntary prekindergarten program with the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence.

Early Childhood Development Scholarship Model Evaluation

SRI developed and conducted a 4‑year process and outcome evaluation of an early childhood scholarship model in Saint Paul, Minnesota.