The Research and Evaluation department supports district and school efforts by gathering, analyzing, and reporting information on student outcomes and program effectiveness to inform decision-making for continued improvement.
The department is responsible for coordinating mandated testing programs, monitoring local, state, and federal accountability systems, evaluating programs, and collecting data and conducting research on issues of interest to schools and the district.
The department also supports research by external educators and organizations with the goal of advancing educational theories and student learning models. Individuals or entities interested in conducting research within the district are required to submit a formal request. Requests are granted only when the research is aligned with district goals and is likely to benefit the district without disrupting the school program or creating an undue burden on staff.