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The Friday Institute Research and Evaluation (FIRE) Group at NC State University provides data visualization services for a variety of projects and clients including Consider It Mapped in partnership with EducationNC. The goal of the FIRE Group’s data visualizations and interpretation is to provide easily understandable, reliable tools that convey complex concepts in education for clients, education policymakers, and the...

The Friday Institute Research and Evaluation (FIRE) Group at NC State University provides evaluation services for the Success thru Early Engagement and Gateway Empirical Redesign (SEEGER) grant in partnership with Wake Technical Community College. The SEEGER grant aims to provide Success Coaching support services to student populations associated with entry-level English courses at risk of dropping out of school as...

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University, in collaboration with policymakers, education leaders, practitioners, business leaders and other partners from throughout the state, is developing the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan to continue and accelerate North Carolina’s progress. To learn more about the plan and view the latest policy briefs, please visit http://ncdlplan.fi.ncsu.edu Example of Recent Product(s) AEA...

Map of Golden LEAF Essential Skill Grantee Locations   The Friday Institute Research and Evaluation (FIRE) Group at NC State University in conjunction with College of Education Workforce Development faculty and the North Carolina Community College System provide evaluation and capacity building services for the Essential Skills in Advanced Manufacturing Initiative, an $11 million grant funded by the Golden LEAF Foundation (Golden...

The Future Ready Schools Initiative is a combined effort lead by the US Department of Education, The LEAD Commission, and the Alliance for Excellent Education and over 40 industry and education organizations. The goal of the initiative is to maximize digital learning opportunities for students and to help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a...

The primary goal of the Leadership in Blended Learning (LBL) project is to enable participating organizations to provide effective programs that prepare principals to lead initiatives that further the use of student-centered, technology-enabled, blended learning in their schools. The purpose of this evaluation will be to (a) provide formative feedback to inform the ongoing improvement of the design and implementation...

The U.S. Department of Labor in partnership with the Department of Education developed the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program to provide eligible institutions of higher education with funds to expand and improve their ability to deliver 2-year career training programs that prepare program participants for employment in specialized fields. In April 2013 the Mission Critical...

The overarching goal of the Students Discover project is to use the pathway of Citizen Science to improve STEM education in middle school by developing a model for engaging students in doing real science and inspiring teachers through mentorships with practicing scientists. Real research experiences are key to educational development of students. While research universities and museums can partner to...

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, with funding support from the Hewlett and Oak Foundations, is continuing its exploration of scalable approaches to professional development for educators through the development and evaluation of Massively Open Online Courses for Educators (MOOC-Eds). The purpose of this evaluation is to determine the efficacy and impact of the MOOC-Eds on educators’ knowledge and professional...

The North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) offers an online credit recovery program comprised of fifteen core subject courses for students who do not pass high school courses required for graduation. To begin to evaluate the success of this program, and to expand our understanding of the degree to which virtual learning can be applied in situations typically addressed through...