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Research, Assessment, and Evaluation

The Department of Research, Assessment & Evaluation is responsible for the administration and reporting of federal, state,
and district assessment programs (i.e., CAASPP, ELPAC, NAEP, PFT, etc.).

In support of the district, our department also:

- Coordinates the publication of the School Accountability Report Cards (SARC)
- Prepares various school and district reports on student achievement
- Collaborates with other departments and school sites in data analysis protocols
- Conducts internal research projects that inform district and school-wide action planning
- Reviews and either approves or denies outside research requests
- Oversee the district's Language Assessment Center who administers all Initial ELPAC testing for the district
- Provides data to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR)
- Provides an understanding of how to utilize the California Dashboard
- Oversees the administration and reporting of staff, student, and parent engagement surveys (i.e., CA Healthy Kids Survey, 
  CA School Staff Survey, etc.)
- Identifies students who are eligible to receive state and federal awards (State Seal of Biliteracy, Golden State Merit Diploma, Presidential Award)

4011 Fourteenth Street,
Riverside, CA 92501

Daniel Sosa

Daniel Sosa, Ed.D.


Ext: 80804

Valarie Backstrom

Valerie Backstrom, Ph.D.

Assistant Director
Ext: 80805

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