About Us

The WVDE Office of Research provides a range of services to support data-driven decision making, research-based planning, and funding compliance reporting including the following:

  • Focused reviews of the research literature
  • Needs assessment
  • Demographic, student achievement, and other trends analyses
  • Formative and summative program evaluations

The Office of Research operates as an independent agency within the Division of Teaching and Learning, by providing objective and rigorous data collection and reporting. It also serves as a clearinghouse for all WVDE internal, external, and joint research and evaluation projects.