Evaluation Division Mission & Expectations

  • The mission of the Evaluation Division of the Educational Research and Accountability Department is to support student learning through the coordination of program evaluation and the analysis and the communication of results to promote discussions and inform decisions. The division is available to assist departments and school sites in a variety of ways including:   

    Grant Support

    • Development of evaluation criteria
    • Data to support funding
    • Analyses of grant outcome measures for reporting requirements

    Program Evaluation

    • State and federal programs
    • District and site programs

    District Research

    • Planning
    • District initiatives

    Survey Development

    • Survey instruments
    • Program implementation

    Data Analysis

    • Identifying academic trends
    • Summarizing data 

    Although program evaluations and reports differ in complexity and depth, there are a few expected analysis requirements that are necessary to assess progress. To support the mission of the district, evaluations, and reports should contain a summary of the identified successful practices, obstacles encountered, and suggested applications for the district. Survey results and evaluations developed through the Research Office will be shared with the district to inform and improve practices. Evaluations and reports that are written to support grant-funded activities must be submitted to the Grant Office and can be reviewed by others upon request.

Program Evaluations

  • Completed Program Evaluations

    Click below to read about the division's program evaluations.  All evaluations or summaries posted here have met the approval of the administrator of the research department.  In some instances, names or companies listed in the reports have been omitted to preserve privacy rights and/or for legal reasons.

    •      SUSD 2013 Safety Survey Results  
    •      After School Program 2008-09
    •      After School Program 2009-10 
    •      After School Program 2010-11     
    •      Pre-Kindergarten Evaluation Summary 2008-09
    •      Pre-Kindergarten Evaluation 2009-10   
    •      El Joven Noble Evaluation 2009-10 
    •      Spanish Waiver Class Report 2008-09 
    •      Migrant Education Evaluation 2008-09 
    •      English Language Development Evaluation 2008-09 
    •      English Language Development Evaluation 2009-10
    •      English Language Development Evaluation 2010-11 
    •      Small Learning Communities Implementation Study January 2010 
    •      Magnet School and Program Evaluation 2008-09 
    •      Indian Education Evaluation 2008-09
    •      Title I, Neglected or Delinquent Evaluation 2009-10

Professional Development

  • In some cases, data that sites and departments seek may already exist as a scheduled evaluation or report.  In other cases, the division will work with the department or site to develop surveys and analyses that will help them plan or assess their work.  To foster the use of data to guide decisions, this division may offer workshops to district and site personnel by request.  The workshops will focus on understanding and use assessment data, basic elements of evaluation, and survey construction.