Education

SPR has over 20 years of experience conducting mixed-methods education evaluations ranging from early childhood to early college for nonprofit and public sector clients. We pride ourselves in our long-standing commitment to equity in education, and bring an equity lens to every stage of our work. In addition to traditional evaluation services, we act as critical thought partners for our clients to help them utilize evaluation in order to advance their own continuous improvement and effectiveness.

Our education division aims to work in thought partnership with funders, policy makers, and education leaders to lift up learnings through rigorous research methods tailored to local and state contexts.

Project Spotlight: Impact Evaluation of Solution Tree’s PLC at Work® in Washoe County School District

Impact Evaluation of Solution Tree’s PLC at Work® in Washoe County School District

The Solution Tree PLC at Work® intervention aims to bolster student achievement through shifts in adult mindsets, increased collaboration, and student data use to adapt teaching practices to student needs. In school years 2017-18 and 2018-19, a subset of Washoe County School District schools worked with Solution Tree trainers to implement this model in an effort to improve student outcomes. SPR analyzed student administrative data to describe the impact of the PLC at Work® model to date.

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Full Report

SPR has partnered with WCSD again in 2020 to conduct a larger formative and summative evaluation of supports to strengthen instruction from both Solution Tree and The New Teacher Project.