The department of Research, Data, and Evaluation (RDE) supports the mission and vision of the DeKalb County School District by providing service to district employees and external stakeholders.
RDE is pleased to offer services to the DeKalb County School District in several areas including:
Areas of Service
Please review the information for each service area webpage (on the left) to learn more about how RDE can assist you.
The department of Research, Data, and Evaluation is pleased to offer dashboard development services for district-level employees.
Principals requesting a dashboard should contact their regional superintendent.
DCSD’s dashboards are designed to provide leaders with meaningful information for district and school improvement processes.
To access the Dashboard Request Form, click on the button below.
The department of Research, Data, and Evaluation is pleased to offer data services for employees and external stakeholders. Our goal is to provide you with data that is insightful, accurate, and actionable.
If you are requesting data for a research study, please complete the research request form on the Research Requests landing page.
To access the Data Request Form, click the button below.
The department of Research, Data, & Evaluation is pleased to offer program evaluation services for district-level employees. Principals requesting a program evaluation should contact their regional superintendent.
Our program evaluations are designed to offer district-level employees insights into the design, implementation, effectiveness, and efficiency of programs and/or policies. The type of program evaluation service(s) requested would depend on the requestor’s key question(s) for investigation. Some common program evaluation types are described below:
Process Evaluation: – Examining the implementation and operation of program components
Key Question: Was the program administered as planned?
Impact Evaluation: – Investigating the magnitude of both positive and negative impacts of the
Key Question: Did participants’ knowledge change as a result of the program?
Outcome Evaluation: – Assessing the short- and long-term results of a program
Key Question: What are the long-term positive effects of program participation?
Your program evaluation request should identify the type(s) of evaluation service(s) requested and the key question(s) to be answered. Please note: Program Evaluations typically can take several months to complete due to the systematic process of assessing a program’s design, activities, or outcomes.
To request a program evaluation, please click on the button below:
The department of Research, Data, & Evaluation is pleased to offer research proposal services for employees and external stakeholders.
The Purpose of this process is to govern and coordinate research conducted in the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) for the following reasons:
To protect the rights and privacy of students, parents/guardians, and staff;
To protect instructional time;
To promote continuous improvement in student achievement;
To benefit the DCSD and support the mission, goals, and strategic plan;
To ensure that the research will inform educational practice.
The DeKalb County School District’s Board of Education has adopted regulation KIB-R Special Interest Material Distribution, Research, Surveys, and Questionnaires. This regulation shall apply to requests made by employees of the DeKalb County School District and/or external requests to conduct research within the district. Approval will be based on consistent procedures in keeping with established policies. Any study that involves data collection through observation, interview, survey, tests, and other data collection devices is defined as “research” and is subject to these policies and procedures.
Research Proposals Procedure
All prospective researchers who are interested in conducting research in DeKalb County School District are required to submit a formal application and receive written approval before any research activities may begin. The district has adopted new guidelines for conducting research that should streamline the process. To access the research application link, click on the appropriate Research Information and Instructions Guidelines in the Pertinent Documents section below.
The department of Research, Data, and Evaluation is pleased to offer survey services for district-level employees. Principals requesting a survey should contact their regional superintendent.
Types of Surveys
Surveys to gather information about a topic.
Polls are a way to gather quick responses to a single question.
Training or Event Feedback provides presenters or facilitators with information about the content presented.
Online Application/Form can take the place of the traditional “paper & pencil” application/form. The only difference is the application/form is completed and submitted online.
To access the Survey Request Form, click the button below: