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    R&E's research agenda includes two types of projects:

    1. Program Evaluation -- Includes program summaries (descriptive data of student outcomes) and more robust, mixed-methods program evaluations of select district programs and services. Click here to see examples of current and forthcoming projects.

    2. Strategic Research -- Includes action research aligned to the district's commitment to Eliminate Opportunity Gaps by measuring and identifying promising or emergent practices for closing opportunity gaps and the specific success factors common to highly effective schools and classrooms. Also includes research-practice partnerships with higher education to improve practice aligned to district strategies goals. Click here for more information on current and recent strategic research projects.

    All research projects are conducted in accordance with School Board Policy 2090, which sets forth the requirement that Seattle Public Schools evaluate instructional programs and services. The primary goals of the program review process are to:

    • Provide a rigorous, systematic process for evaluating programs and services
    • Produce actionable formative data to improve programs and services provided
    • Improve decision-making by deepening understanding of program design, implementation, results/outcomes, and cost/benefits