Research, Evaluation, and Assessment (DREA)

  • Paul Houchens, DirectorPaul Houchens, Director 
    Phone: (561) 434-8780
    3300 Forest Hill Boulevard, Suite B-246
    West Palm Beach, FL 33406

    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  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.