Research and Evaluation

Paul Houchens, Director

Paul HouchensDirector

Phone(561) 434-8780
3300 Forest Hill Boulevard, Suite B-246
West Palm BeachFL33406

Purpose and Functions

Research and Evaluation provides:

  • Educational Data Warehouse (EDW) and Performance Matters (PM) reports for attendance, demographics, discipline, and school and/or student level academic performance.
  • Professional development on data analysis and use of the EDW and PM.
  • Statistical analysis and summary reports to leaders on assessment results, school grades and accountability, high school graduation, and value-added model (VAM) for teacher and principal evaluations.
  • Administration and analysis of the School Effectiveness Questionnaire for students, teachers, and parents.
  • Administration and analysis of the Department Quality Services (DQS) survey for schools.
  • Approval for all research applications as per Board Policy 2.142.
  • Supports community partnerships with data sharing agreements and Memorandums of Understanding.
The School District of Palm Beach County