Welcome to The Institute for Innovation in
Public School Choice
The Institute for Innovation in Public School Choice (IIPSC) is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to support school districts and their partners in creating successful enrollment and school choice systems.
Our principals successfully designed and implemented school choice systems in New York City and Boston, and have supported school districts and their partners in Denver, New Orleans, Washington DC, Chicago, Rochester, Portland, Hartford, and Baltimore.
Our team includes the former Director of High School Choice Operations at the New York City Department of Education, and economics professors at Harvard, Duke, and MIT.
We have experience and expertise in all aspects of enrollment and choice system design, including policy development, market design, operations design and management, data management, assignment algorithm technology, and communications and marketing.
School districts and their partners typically use IIPSC for the following types of projects:
IIPSC helps school districts and their partners determine whether or not their enrollment and choice systems are functioning optimally. We use quantitative and qualitative data to measure the enrollment systemís performance. We provide analysis, options, and recommendations for reform.
Design and Implementation
IIPSC works with school district administrators and their partners to design an equitable and efficient choice system, and identifies specific policies, operations, technologies, and communications that must be adopted in order for implementation to be successful. We support the implemention of the system and help to develop the necessary human capital to manage the system without long-term reliance on an outside vendor.
IIPSC creates assignment algorithm software products for districts to use in assigning students to schools, and support district information technology departments in bringing the software on board and maintaining it. Our software products are extremely easy to use and require only minutes to process hundreds of thousands of student applications. We also have expertise in designing the web-based interfaces used by parents, guidance counselors, school leaders, and district administrators.