The Center of Research & Evaluation conducts and reviews research to inform district decision-making about the efficacy of programs and initiatives designed to increase and support student achievement. The center is also responsible for the administration of surveys designed to collect feedback from students, parents and teachers. External research projects proposed by university faculty, graduate students, and other entities are reviewed by Center staff for sound methodology and potential benefit to CMS.
The Center for Research & Evaluation conducts evaluations of CMS programs and initiatives to determine ‘what works’ and inform stakeholders that shape district policies. In addition, the Center for Research & Evaluation engages in and reviews research to uncover trends and relationships in CMS data that have the potential to impact leadership decision-making.
The Center for Research & Evaluation is responsible for the management, administration, and reporting of the annual, large-scale district surveys including the Student, Family, Teacher, and Principal Surveys.
The Center for Research & Evaluation reviews all requests made to conduct research in CMS schools or using CMS data by outside entities such as university faculty, graduate students, or private/public organizations. The Center for Research & Evaluation has established a protocol that must be followed by all parties interested in conducting research in CMS.
The Center for Research & Evaluation is also interested in brokering partnerships with universities and other professional organizations. Creating formal partnerships with universities and other organizations allow CMS to capitalize on the expertise of individuals employed in these areas, and allows these individuals to engage in scholarly research that match their interests.