Study of the Engage New England Initiative Cross-Site Learning Brief 3: Improving Instructional Systems

In 2017, the Barr Foundation launched Engage New England (ENE), an initiative that provides a unique opportunity for local education agencies to plan for and develop innovative schools designed to serve students off track to high school graduation.

SRI Education, the research partner for the ENE initiative, captured the grantees’ learnings about improving instructional systems through interviews of school leaders, school staff members, and external partners; student focus groups; and staff surveys.

This brief describes common facilitators and challenges experienced by grantees as they worked to further their instructional systems. It also provides some promising practices that grantees used to support these efforts or to address challenges.

Project: Evaluation of the Engage New England Initiative



Cassidy, L., Yee, K., Caspary, K., Warner, M. (2020) Study of the Engage New England initiative cross-site learning brief 3: Improving instructional systems. SRI International.