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)

Charges for EII outlined in the legislation include:

  • Collaborate with institutions to leverage research, funding, expertise, and other resources;
  • Discover and study innovations in teaching and learning;
  • Produce data and analyses concerning issues including, but not limited to, the following:
    • existing or nascent problems in education;
    • models of innovative educational solutions; and
    • financing and governance models for educational settings;
  • Provide public policy makers with data and analyses concerning educational program effectiveness and innovative options for public and private educational settings; and
  • Identify key issues and set research priorities in consultation with education experts, business and community leaders, and public officials

Reports to Legislature