Research and Evaluation
The WS/FCS Research and Evaluation Department empowers leaders to engage in informed decision-making.
The WS/FCS Research and Evaluation Department provides information and services to education stakeholders through project development and design, data analysis and interpretation, and consultation.
Department Core Values:
- Service to students
- Be accountable
- Equity and respect
- Collaborative Team
The Research and Evaluation Department is responsible for activities related to both internal and external research studies and program evaluations. These activities include projects of interest to the Superintendent and Board of Education. The department also oversees Grants administration, as well as offering guidance to staff applying for competitive Grants. Research and Evaluation oversees research review requests, which is the approval process for external researchers (including college/university students) to conduct studies involving students, parents, teachers and/or other staff. The Research and Evaluation Department is currently involved in evaluation projects for several large grants including 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Innovative Approaches to Literacy (Reading Railroad Express), and United Way of Forsyth County initiatives.