Research and Evaluation
Research and Evaluation department (R&E) supports district decision-making through primary and partnered research, program evaluation, the calculation of Student Learning Growth (SLG) scores, and support for state value-added models (VAM).

In addition, we encourage and collaborate with external institutions in developing targeted research studies that align with district priorities.




Program Evaluation

Program Evaluation is the systematic practice of appraising programs for qualities such as effectiveness and efficiency. Direction is given from senior management about which programs will be evaluated and results are communicated internally to support district-wide decisions.

Student Learning Growth (SLG)

Student Learning Growth (SLG) scores are used in personnel evaluations in conjunction with observation-based scores. The SLG scores are determined by estimating the unique contribution of instructional or non-instructional classroom personnel on students' academic growth over a certain period of time.

The primary methods used to calculate these scores are called Value-Added Models (VAM), in which adjustments are made for characteristics outside of the control of the school and personnel such as students’ English Language Learner status or their number of days absent. 

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Research and Evaluation

445 W. Amelia Street Orlando, FL 32801 407.317.3370