Office of Program Evaluation

About Us

The Office of Program Evaluation (OPE) effects high quality teaching and learning in Fairfax County Public Schools through research-based processes, tools, and evidence. OPE's activities span a wide range from accountability reporting on FCPS instructional programs and services to screening all requests to conduct research and collect data within FCPS.

What We Offer

The Office of Program Evaluation serves FCPS staff, the School Board, and the community through research-based processes, tools, and evidence. You can learn more details about our offerings from the list below:


*Place your cursor on the project name for a full description of project purpose.

 Office of Program Evaluation Projects During SY 2014-15
Project
Report
Primary Audience Report Status
(Links will be made available as reporting is completed)
Program Evaluation Projects:

Career and Transition Services (CTS)

CTS Final Evaluation Report

Chief Academic Officer

Completed
August 2014

Extended School Year (ESY)

ESY Interim Evaluation Report

Chief Academic Officer

Completed
April 2015

Monitoring Reports:

Principal Satisfaction with Department Services (DAS Survey)

SY 2013-14 Survey Results of Administrator Satisfaction with FCPS Departments

Superintendent, Leadership Team

Completed
July 2014

Student Achievement Goals: Analysis and Monitoring Report

SY 2014-15 SAG 1.1 Report

Instructional Services

Completed
November 2014

PSI: Monitoring Student Performance Report

Final Monitoring Report on PSI

Superintendent

Completed
July 2014

Honors Course: Monitoring Impact of Changes Report

Honors Monitoring Report Year 2

Superintendent, Leadership Team

Completed
December 2014

Discipline Process: Monitoring Impact of Change Report

Final Discipline Monitoring Report

Superintendent, Leadership Team

Completed
May 2015

Family and Early Childhood Education Program (FECEP)/Headstart

Annual Analyses of Former FECEP Students SY 2013-14

Instructional Services

Completed
April 2015

Discipline and Students' Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R)

Review of Discipline Policies and Students’ Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) Over the Past Decade: Impacts and Implications

School Board

Available in
SY 2015-16

Benchmark Study of ESOL Instruction and Performance

Study of Relationships Among ESOL Instructional Practices and Performance

School Board

Available in
SY 2015-16

Research Studies:

Math Curriculm Study

Math Report 4: Opportunities for Acceleration and Rigor and Student Performance in Mathematics

Superintendent,
ALG

Completed September 2014

Final Report: Math Curriculum

School Board

Completed September 2014

Focus Group Study of Elementary School Transition to Full-Day Mondays (FDM)

Elementary School Transititon to FDM
Focus Group Summary

Superintendent,
Chief of Staff

Completed July 2014

Master Schedule and Standard Calendar Survey

Master Schedule and Standard Calendar Technical Report

Superintendent,
Chief of Staff

Completed January 2015

Community and Staff Feedback on the Development of the Strategic Plan

Final Study Report: Community and Staff Feedback on FCPS Strategic Plan Development

Superintendent

Completed
April 2015

Long-Term Impact Study of Early Childhood Education in FCPS

Final Report: Long Term Impact of Early Childhood Experiences on FCPS Elementary School Students

School Board

Available in
SY 2015-16

Literacy Teaching and Learning in FCPS

Final Report: Literacy Teaching and Learning in FCPS Pre-K through High School

School Board

Available in
SY 2015-16

   

How We Do Our Work

The products and services provided by the Office of Program Evaluation reflect professional standards established by the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation (JCSEE), a coalition of national associations committed to promoting high quality research and evaluation. The JCSEE's standards cover five areas:

  • Utility: The utility standards are intended to increase the extent to which program stakeholders find evaluation processes and products valuable in meeting their needs.
  • Feasibility: The feasibility standards are intended to increase evaluation effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Propriety: The propriety standards support what is proper, fair, legal, right and just in evaluations.
  • Accuracy: The accuracy standards are intended to increase the dependability and truthfulness of evaluation representations, propositions, and findings, especially those that support interpretations and judgments about quality.
  • Evaluation Accountability: The evaluation accountability standards encourage adequate documentation of evaluations and a metaevaluative perspective focused on improvement and accountability for evaluation processes and products.

A more detailed explanation of these standards is available here.

Recardo V. Sockwell

Office of Program Evaluation
Fairfax Ridge Building
3877 Fairfax Ridge Road,
North Tower, Suite 3300
Fairfax, VA 22030
Recardo V. Sockwell
Phone: 571-423-1430
Fax: 571-423-1437

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Staff Information

Webpage Curator

Yvonne Milan
ydmilan@fcps.edu

Last Updated

July 2, 2015