Seattle Public Schools

2090 District Educational Research and Program Evaluation

The Board shall provide for District capacity to conduct continuous and rigorous research and evaluation focused on student outcomes, educational programs, services and initiatives in order to determine the degree to which the District is successfully meeting its priority goals and objectives based on the Strategic Plan. 

Accordingly, the Superintendent shall develop an Annual District Educational Research and Program Evaluation Work Plan. 

The Annual Plan shall include in-depth evaluation studies of specific District programs, services and initiatives. The Annual Plan may also include strategic research studies of broader educational focus not limited to specific programs or services. The Annual Plan may include projects conducted by District staff and/or by external researchers, either contracted for or in partnership with District staff. 

The Superintendent or designee will develop procedures to implement this policy.