What We Do
The Research and Evaluation Department coordinates and manages state and federal accountability programs in GCS. We interpret legislation, policies and guidelines governing accountability programs; ensure that accurate and current information about accountability programs is communicated to school and district personnel; and manage large data collections ensuring data integrity by verifying data for accuracy and completeness.
Our department also interprets, analyzes and reports data from various sources; responds to requests for data and reports; and provides consultation and technical assistance to school personnel, district administration, and others around data, research, and evaluation. In addition, we are responsible for evaluating various programs in the district. We design surveys and other data collection instruments to determine the effectiveness of various educational programs in GCS and also support the GCS Survey process.
We also collaborate with internal and external researchers to review research projects for approval and monitor ongoing research study activities within GCS.
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Accountability, Research, and Evaluation Department
501 W. Washington St.
Greensboro, NC 27401
J. Clark Wright, Ph.D.
Director of Accountability, Research, & Evaluation
Jimmy Leak, Ph. D.
Research Analyst- Evaluation
Program Specialist III- Evaluation
Program Specialist III- Accountability
Part of the
Division of Accountability, Research & Planning
Chief Performance Officer -Dr. Sonya Stephens