EdInsights is devoted to student success and the public benefits of education. Our mission is to inform and improve policymaking and practice for K-12 education, community colleges, and public universities. We do this through policy research, program evaluation, and two statewide initiatives. We focus on issues relevant to California and the nation. EdInsights is located at California State University, Sacramento.
How we help
EdInsights helps educators and policymakers create better, more equitable experiences and outcomes for students in three primary ways:
Creating new knowledge
EdInsights conducts rigorous research, develops new insights, and applies this knowledge to make sense of the complex forces and ideas at work in education. We support good decisions for states, systems, institutions, and schools by clarifying options and teasing out implications grounded in research, evaluation, and analysis. We make information accessible to all who can use it to advance student success.
Connecting across systems
The systems that shape student success involve many individuals, institutions, and regions. EdInsights brings people together to facilitate learning, information sharing, and strategic action. In this role, we identify gaps and opportunities to improve policy and practice across systems.
Guiding cycles of improvement
EdInsights provides expertise and assistance through all stages of education policy and practice development—from inception to implementation, evaluation to refinement.
How We Work
EdInsights helps support student success by providing the following capabilities to our partners in education, philanthropy, and government.
We conduct applied research to create bodies of knowledge on key issues relevant to student success. Our qualitative and quantitative studies are enriched by our understanding of contextual issues that affect our education system, including student perspectives.
We evaluate programs to assess active policies and practices that feed cycles of continuous improvement and to understand the effects of public investments on institutional change. We conduct formative and summative evaluations and partner to help those involved understand results and apply lessons learned.
We manage two statewide initiatives to bring people together, build knowledge and leadership, and support student success: The CSU Student Success Network and the California Education Policy Fellowship Program.
EdInsights receives financial support from the following entities.
EdInsights has deep expertise in applied policy research, analysis and development, as well as research and design, evaluation, writing and communications.
Finance & Operations Director
Madeleine R. Kerrick
Finance & Operations Coordinator
Director of Statewide Initiatives