Gathering reliable data on programs and policies often calls for the use of surveys. SRI's education researchers conduct large-scale surveys at the national, state, regional, and local level, involving a wide range of respondent types.
SRI has experience surveying district and school administrators, teachers, students, external intermediaries, and professional development providers. We develop and test survey instruments, use state-of-the-art administration methods to ensure high response rates, and conduct rigorous and innovative analyses.
Intended for practitioners and policymakers, this series of issue briefs is addressing the gap in knowledge about the prevalence and characteristics of high school improvement strategies designed to help at-risk students graduate.
SRI's descriptive study of the Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP), involving approximately 6,000 grantees across the country, will help inform discussions about program reauthorization.
SRI conducted research to answer important questions about children in Head Start programs with the highest risk for poor health, developmental, and school readiness outcomes.
SRI documented the school experiences of a national sample of students as they moved from elementary to middle school and from middle to high school.