We are pleased to announce that Insight Policy Research was acquired by Westat, effective June 15, 2022. Branded as “Westat Insight,” we are currently operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Westat and continue to provide our clients with the best-in-class services they have come to expect. Our combined experience now offers expanded expertise in health, education, and social policy as well as deeper methodological skills in survey research, evaluation, data analytics, and technical assistance. Learn more here.
We are pleased to announce that Insight Policy Research was acquired by Westat, effective June 15, 2022. Branded as “Westat Insight,” we are currently operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Westat and continue to provide our clients with the best-in-class services they have come to expect. Our combined experience now offers expanded expertise in health, education, and social policy as well as deeper methodological skills in survey research, evaluation, data analytics, and technical assistance. Learn more here.
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Evaluating Policies, Programs, and Strategies to Support English Learners

Evaluating Policies, Programs, and Strategies to Support English Learners

Project Overview The 2015 Every Student Success Act (ESSA) required states to develop standardized reclassification policies for students leaving their English learner (EL) status. Changing a student’s status from English learner to English proficient can affect institutional settings, language supports, and the opportunities available to students. Inappropriately timed reclassification can result in lower academic achievement[...]

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Data Analytic and Evaluation Studies

Project Overview The Uninterrupted Scholars Act (USA) supports the sharing of information between state education agencies and child welfare agencies by permitting state education agencies to share educational records about children in the foster care system without parental consent. The information keeps child welfare workers informed about a child’s education history—including school enrollment and school[...]

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Regional Education Laboratory-West (REL-West)

Project Overview The Regional Educational Laboratory–West (REL-West) serves state and local education agencies in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah. REL-West provides research, analytic support, and tools to increase policymakers’ and practitioners’ use of high-quality data and evidence in education decisionmaking. Insight supports projects for REL-West related to educator recruitment and retention, rural education, postsecondary readiness[...]

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Data Analysis and Quality Assurance Support II

Overview Insight is providing the Department of Education’s (ED) Office of the Chief Data Officer (OCDO) with analytic and evaluation support services under the Data Analysis and Quality Assurance Support II task order. OCDO’s mission is to enhance ED’s ability to use data as a strategic asset. Specifically, Insight works with OCDO on this project[...]

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Advancing Equity in Adult Education, Career and Technical Education, Correctional and Reentry Education, and Community Colleges

Project Overview The Equity Summit is an important component of the Department of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education’s (OCTAE) ongoing efforts to fully implement Executive Order 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government. The Equity Summit also forwards OCTAE’s goals for all youth and adults to[...]

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Promise Neighborhoods

Project Overview Promise Neighborhoods is a place-based initiative of the U.S. Department of Education providing funding to eligible entities. Promise Neighborhoods grantees represent geographic areas that have experienced economic distress and face consequences such as— Inadequate access to high-quality early learning programs and services Low rates of high school and college graduation High rates of[...]

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Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center Technical Assistance Evaluation

Project Overview The Region 5 Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center is 1 of 19 centers making up the Comprehensive Center Network funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Program and Grantee Support Services. The purpose of the center is to provide state, regional, and local education agencies and schools with intensive technical assistance (TA)[...]

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National Early Warning System and Chronic Absenteeism Reduction

Project Overview Insight manages the National Students Attendance, Engagement, and Success Center on behalf of the Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. The center’s goal is to build state, district, and school capacity to improve student engagement and reduce chronic absenteeism. The center’s work is national in scope, with 36 states and[...]

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Center to Improve Program and Project Performance

Project Overview Insight is supporting the Center to Improve Program and Project Performance on behalf of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) in the U.S. Department of Education in its efforts to provide technical assistance to OSEP program officers and grantees. Technical assistance activities center on evaluation design, grant implementation, and performance measurement with[...]

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