Virginia Department of Education
In partnership with SRI International, SRC is conducting an evaluation of the expansion of Virginia’s preschool program (VPI+). The evaluation includes summative, formative, and cost effectiveness components, and will be evaluating the experiences of thousands of children, and the programming in eleven school districts throughout the state of Virginia. SRC is directly involved in providing feedback to improve instruction and program implementation. We are administering summative assessments to over 3,000 children each academic year to measure impacts on school readiness across school readiness domains, and to examine variations in impacts by program and child characteristics. SRC is also conducting the cost-effectiveness analysis to quantify financial savings realized in terms of child outcomes.