St. Vrain Valley School District, Longmont, CO (2010-2015)
EPI was contracted by the St. Vrain Valley School District to plan and execute an implementation and outcome evaluation of their i3 grant. This project targets one feeder in the district (ie., one high school, two middle schools, and four elementary schools), which are Title I schools with a high proportion of Hispanic and English Language Learner (ELL) students and struggle with low achievement. At the elementary level, the project targets reading; at the middle schools, math; and at the high schools, a STEM path and certificate. At the center of the initiative is a student-focused, data-based decision making process to screen students, target instruction, and make adaptations where needed. EPI has worked to develop an evaluation plan, is developing measures, and will analyze the extent of implementation of each component as well as student outcomes (e.g., achievement at all levels, graduation, enrollment in college) in targeted and matched, comparison schools as well as sustainability and dissemination of the project.