• Research Office

    Dr. David Blaiklock, Research and Evaluation Supervisor
    Vivian Jefferson, Research Specialist

    Main phone: 571-252-1310
    Fax: 571-252-1575

    Division and School Profiles Stakeholder Surveys Research Requests
    Enrollment & Achievement Reports

    Stakeholder School Climate Survey Reports

    Research Proposals

     

    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    We are currently reviewing applications to conduct research in the 2022-2023 school year. Proposals are not accepted during the month of August.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    • Promote best practices for the use of data throughout the school division;
    • Collect and analyze data to support equitable policies and practices as requested by the School Board, school and district staff, and community stakeholders;
    • Communicate the meaning and implications of data using a variety of modalities;
    • Conduct equitable evaluations of key programs and practices;
    • Coordinate the review of professional and student research proposals; and
    • Build capacity for program evaluation within the central office.

     

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Research Office supports teachers, schools and central office leadership, and other staff with their continuous improvement efforts through:

    • Assisting with data collection, analysis, and interpretation to better inform instructional decisions, programmatic improvement, and policy implementation;
    • Designing and supporting data analytics, reports, and visualizations using QLIK;
    • Managing and supporting assessment practices in PowerSchool and Measures of Academic Progress (MAP);
    • Coordinating and managing surveys to collect data to serve the needs of school and central office staff, teachers, students, and parents;
    • Developing and conducting program evaluations to guide ongoing planning; and
    • Providing ongoing professional development and assistance related to processes and data-driven decision-making.
  • Data Analysis and Reports

    Stakeholder School Climate Survey Reports - Division and school-level reports from the annual school climate surveys of staff, parents, and students. 

    Enrollment & Achievement Reports - Statistics on student performance on standardized tests, course enrollment patterns, and disciplinary actions.

  • Program Evaluations

    Our internal evaluators conduct formative and summative evaluations of new and established instructional programs administered within LCPS. The methods for reviewing these programs vary depending on the research questions, program design, and reporting requirements. To inform program staff and other key stakeholders of program effectiveness, we complete evaluation briefs and annual reports.

  • Research Proposals

    All research conducted in Loudoun County Public Schools requires written approval. Studies subject to approval include thesis and dissertation research by graduate students, university research projects, surveys by non-LCPS entities, and program evaluations sponsored by external organizations. Click here to access the Research Request Form and information about the approval process.

Last Modified on July 19, 2022