The mission of the Research and Evaluation division is to improve education for children in Harris County through the scientifically rigorous examination of educational programs.
The Research and Evaluation division coordinates and facilitates program evaluation in a way that:
Utilizes scientific-based methodology
Contributes to program planning
Centralizes information, data and findings in accessible formats
Identifies client needs and the extent to which they are satisfied
Develops evaluation skills
By this means, HCDE and districts can utilize information to plan and strengthen programs, making them more efficacious, cost-effective and tailored to satisfy client needs for the improvement of the education of children in Harris County.