SRI Education’s Study of the Engage New England Initiative

High School Students Working

This site has staff and student survey reports and interim data summaries from SRI Education’s study of the Barr Foundation’s Engage New England initiative.

The Barr Foundation’s Engage New England initiative is an effort to develop exemplary demonstration high schools that support the success of students who are currently off track to graduate. The initiative’s goal is to empower students to take ownership of their path to graduation and a postsecondary plan by developing rigorous and purposeful learning experiences and effective and transparent academic systems, such as competency-based learning and academic case conferencing. The initiative supports school leaders to ground positive youth development in both core instructional practices and student support structures.