Research, Evaluation, Assessment

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    The Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment is responsible for district accountability and organizational performance, with the ultimate goal of increasing student academic achievement. Staff members lead efforts to interpret data, identify root causes, and provide actionable feedback to inform strategic planning and resource allocation. Research, Evaluation, and Assessment directs and coordinates the following areas: Elementary and Secondary Education Act compliance; assessment; research; program evaluation; performance evaluation data collection and support; performance-based compensation data collection and support; federal programs; strategic planning and improvement; and competitive grant funding and management.


  • 2017 CORE Now Available

    The Department of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment (REA) is committed to providing accurate, objective, relevant, and timely evaluations of district initiatives to measure the return on our educational investments and to advance a student-centered, data-driven culture. The following compendium is based on program evaluation and analysis conducted by REA during the 2016-17 school year (SY1617). This is the first iteration of the Compendium of Research and Evaluation (CORE), which has been adapted from the previously published Educational Return on Investment (EROI) Report. The CORE is an opportunity for the Knox County Schools (KCS) to reflect on its practices, learn from its successes and shortcomings, and plan for the future. This compendium presents analysis of various district programs of the 2015-2016 school year (SY1516).

    Please find the full compendium here.

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