Closing the Achievement Gap

Getting to Results

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

December 9, 2008

Summary

The Closing the Achievement Gap series explores Casey’s education investments in detail and presents stories, results and lessons learned. This Getting to Results publication describes Casey’s efforts to develop a flexible but rigorous results measurement system based on Casey’s impact, influence and leverage framework. It also lists the Foundation’s investment and progress for each grant in the area of education results measurement.

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Key Takeaway

Casey’s education portfolio invested roughly $35 million over seven years in two program areas.

Casey’s education portfolio invested roughly $35 million over seven years in two program areas: 1) Creating quality education choices for low-income families;  2) Building strong connections among schools, communities and families. In addition to making grants, Casey used program-related investments (PRIs) to advance its education program goals. A PRI is an investment in the form of a loan, a loan guarantee, a line of credit or other financial assistance.

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