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The Investing in Innovation Fund Summary of 67 Evaluations: Final Report

Boulay, B., Goodson, B., Olsen, R., McCormick, R., Darrow, C., Frye, M., Gan, K., Harvill, H., & Sarna, M. | Washington, DC: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. , 2018

A 2018 U.S. Department of Education agency report finds that 49 of the first 67 completed i3 grant evaluations met What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) evidence standards and that 9 of the evaluations — including the Reading Recovery Scale-Up — found evidence of adequate implementation fidelity and positive impacts on student academic outcomes. In addition to consistency with WWC evidence standards, goals set for the evaluations included independence, high-quality implementation measurement, and a sample that adequately represents those served under the grant.


Of the four scale-up interventions in the report, only Reading Recovery met both short and long-term goals of i3 and adequately represented the population served.


This report, prepared by the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (NCEE) for the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), summarizes the findings of all i3 grant evaluations completed by May 2017.


See the full report here.

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