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Research, Assessment, and Evaluation



The Department of Research, Assessment & Evaluation is responsible for coordination of internal and external research, ongoing program monitoring, and the administration of federal, state and district assessment programs. These include the SBAC, CELDT / ELPAC, NAEP and district benchmark tests. 

In support of the district, we
  • conduct internal research projects that inform district- and school-wide action planning
  • coordinate the publication of the School Accountability Report Cards
  • prepare various reports on student achievement
  • evaluate federal, state, district and school programs
  • review and approve outside research requests
  • supervise the district’s Language Assessment Center.
The staff works with the district grant writer in preparing grant proposals. Additionally, the department prepares the R30 report, Title I evaluation, SAT-I and Advancement Placement Reports, provides data to the Office of Civil Rights, and works with other department and school sites in the analysis and reporting of statistical data.

3380 Fourteenth Street,
Riverside, CA 92501



Daniel Sosa

Daniel Sosa, Ed.D.

Director
RAE

dsosa@riversideunified.org
Ext: 80804


Valarie Backstrom

Valerie Backstrom, Ph.D.

Assistant Director
RAE
vbackstrom@riversideunified.org
Ext: 80805

Melanie Maxwell

Melanie Maxwell, Ed.D.

Instructional Services Specialist
mmaxwell@riversideunified.org
Ext: 80812


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