Multi-State Evaluation of Future Forward

In 2017, SREed worked with Education Analytics to obtain an Education Innovation and Research (EIR) grant from the Department of Education to scale up SPARK to three states under the name of Future Forward. Through a family-school-community partnership approach, Future Forward combines intensive one-on-one literacy tutoring with parent engagement to promote literacy skill development at school and at home. Our research project uses a randomized study to measure its impact on literacy, attendance and social-emotional learning. The expansion of Future Forward is occurring in the following districts: Milwaukee Public Schools, Unified School District of Antigo, Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools, Sparta Area, Huntsville Alabama City Schools, and Darlington County South Carolina School District. For more information about this project, please contact Curtis Jones at

During the 2021-22 school year, all students who are participating in the evaluation of Future Forward will receive tutoring. Half will be randomly assigned to receive it in the fall. The other half will receive it in the spring.

Participating sites should continue to monitor the implementation of Future Forward by filling out the tutor observation form HERE