CDE’s cross unit research team will examine student performance data targeted by the state’s strategic education plan which need attention to greater results. Discerning research questions will be assembled by relevant units across the organization. The team will then prioritize those that have the greatest likelihood of dramatically improving student performance. The research agenda questions will guide the work of the CDE research team, and its “explore” partners.
CDE defines research to include data analyses, survey results, program evaluations, literature reviews, and formal research studies that provide answers to critical questions that help CDE advance its strategic goals.
Beginning in the Spring of 2015 CDE will commence work related to the new research agenda. It will be based on topics driven by the strategic priorities of the Colorado Department of Education.