Research, Evaluation & Surveys


Research & Evaluation Services
Student & Teacher Surveys

In addition to conducting rigorous evaluations of our curricula, programs and professional development services, SREB’s division of Research and Accountability also offers a broad range of fee-based research and evaluation services to states, districts and schools.

  • Student and teacher surveys offer authentic feedback, college-ready core completion data and a detailed picture of school and classroom experiences in sites participating in High Schools That Work, Making Middle Grades Work or Technology Centers That Work. We also offer stakeholder surveys on demand as part of our curriculum and instruction reviews and career pathway reviews.
  • Annual school progress reports based on feedback from collaborative leadership teams empower schools implementing SREB’s Making Schools Work key practices for middle grades schools, high schools and technology centers to develop action plans for school improvement.
  • Assessments and assessment reports help Advanced Career programs measure student achievement.
  • Analyses of accountability, career pathway and workforce data can be conducted at the state, regional or district level.
  • Comprehensive needs assessments of Perkins-funded CTE programs emphasize the alignment of career pathways with workforce demand.
  • Program evaluations help states, districts and schools assess the impact of their K-12 instructional initiatives.
  • Survey development and assessment development services are available upon request.
Notice Regarding Human Subjects and Data Privacy

SREB promotes ethical research practices for the protection of human subjects, as established by the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research.

SREB also adheres to data governance policies for the protection and privacy of student information, as outlined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

Publication March 202214 pages22V04w

How a Network of Jefferson County Schools Partnered to Accelerate Sustainable Change

In this case study, learn how SREB partnered with 12 schools in Jefferson County, Alabama, to form networked improvement communities focused on promoting meaningful, sustainable change. Their goal was simple yet bold: Harness improvement science and continuous improvement strategies to accelerate eighth- and ninth-grade math achievement for Black, Latinx and low-income students.

Three years and one pandemic later, SREB and Jefferson County educators reflected on the successes, challenges and lessons learned from their efforts.

Download the case study (PDF)

Publication March 202036 pages20V08

Inequity in Education: Identifying Variations in Students’ School and Classroom Experiences
Research Report

This research report presents the results of a study designed by SREB’s Research and Accountability team to identify and unpack sources of inequity in K-12 public education. The study examined results from student surveys administered in 2018 to over 7,800 students in 15 states across the United States. Grounded in SREB’s research-based Key Practices for quality education, student surveys probe whether schools may be setting a low bar for achievement or allowing biased thinking about students’ academic ability to affect their school climate.