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Services of the Research Office

The Loudoun County Public Schools Research Office supports administrators, staff, and teachers with data analysis, information, online tools and research to better inform decisions, advance teaching and improve learning throughout the school division. Office staff use collaborative processes to conduct program evaluations, research reviews, and data collection and analyses. Findings from these efforts are disseminated through print and electronic reports, newsletters, professional development, the LCPS data warehouse, the Research Office website, and presentations.

Services include:

Data Analysis
Collect, analyze, and report data regarding student achievement as requested by the LCPS Leadership Team, the Loudoun County School Board, central office staff and school administrators.

LCPS Data Warehouse
Manage all aspects of the web-based reporting tool used by administrators and teachers to disaggregate data regarding school improvement, accountability, assessment, attendance, enrollment, and student performance. Data Warehouse Links 
(Username and Password Required, enter EDWPRD in the Database field) 

Consultation for Program Planning and Evaluations
Provide assistance with the design and implementation of programs administered within the school division. Plan and implement program evaluations in collaboration with central office staff.

Technical Assistance for School Improvement 
Assist school improvement teams with the identification and measurement of goals and action plans for school improvement, including division-wide surveys.  Offer professional development in the use of the Indistar school improvement planning tool.
Survey Design and Analysis
Design survey instruments for data collection related to the goals and mission of LCPS. Provide reports and analysis of results from school-level and district-level surveys. Reports are then used by school administrators and central office
staff to assess program effectiveness and direct improvement efforts. 


Dissemination of Educational Research

Produce a quarterly newsletter, issue briefings, and literature reviews that synthesize current research on topics of interest to LCPS administrative and instructional staff.

Review of Research Requests
Coordinate the review and decision-making process for all research proposal requests conducted within LCPS. This includes all external and internal requests.
Research Office
Ryan Tyler, Ph.D.
Director of Research
School Improvement Coordinator
Scott W. Meisenzahl, School Improvement and Accountability Specialist
Chad Green, PMP
Program Analyst
Data Analyst
Vivian Jefferson,
Research Assistant

21000 Education Court Ashburn, VA 20148
(571) 252-1310 (P)
(571) 252-1633 (F)


Research Online

Last Modified on January 2, 2014