The Research & Evaluation Program is located within the Department of Accountability, Research & Evaluation (DARE), and provides quality research findings, district, school and program evaluations, and statistical support for the Consolidated Grant (CG), internal research projects and external research partners.
The Research & Evaluation Program will utilize comprehensive, high-quality program evaluation and research to better the educational experiences for students and their families served by the CNMI Public School System.
The Research & Evaluation Program strives to reach schools and their communities through the use of understandable, clear, and actionable data to drive day-to-day decision making which leads to a positive change within the school system as a whole.
To accomplish the mission, the role of the Research & Evaluation Program is:
To assist in the development and data collection of federal grant applications
To support all federal and state grant awards requiring an evaluation to determine compliance and effectiveness in meeting goals and objectives related to student achievement, school improvement, and safety
To conduct evaluations and prepare reports related to District initiatives that have been identified as a priority
To coordinate the Research Review Team and external request process submitted by external researchers to conduct research and/or collect data in the District
To conduct the summative evaluations of schools and district-level programs
To provide on-going technical assistance to schools, as well as the central office staff