The Education Innovation Institute was created in 2009 by the Colorado General Assembly to leverage new and existing applied research to solve practical problems in education reform. (Senate Bill 09-032)

In spite of our nation’s investment of billions of public and private dollars in education reform each year, there is arguably little evidence of systemic change or understanding of what really works. If we are to achieve meaningful and sustainable improvements in our education system, reform must be driven by strategic evidence-based decisions, which requires that policymakers have access to substantive data and analyses untainted by ideological perspectives. This need is the primary focus of the Education Innovation Institute.