The Research & Program Evaluation Office produces reports and program evaluations on a regular basis as part of the district's Evaluation and Review Cycles. The reports and evaluations posted below have been shared with the Board of Education and/or external audiences. These documents are organized by topic, with the newest appearing first under each topic heading. Reports published before September 2017 may lack accessibility features. This content is currently being updated to meet our accessibility standards and an accessible version of any of our posted content can be obtained by contacting Bo McCready. A list of historical reports is posted at RPEO Historical Reports page, and they are available upon request.

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Vision 2030

Vision 2030 Research Report
(2015) This report serves as a summary analysis of the information gathered by Research & Program Evaluation Office staff during the Vision 2030 development process.

Academic and Extracurricular Programs

Information & Technology Plan Lessons Learned
(2016) This report summarizes lessons learned from early implementation of the Information & Technology Plan. Its appendices include specific reports covering Implementation Evaluation and Digital Literacy Survey Results.
Special Education Plan Spring 2016 Feedback Report
(2016) This report summarizes feedback collected to inform the continued development of a draft Special Education Plan for MMSD.
The Effect of Extracurricular Participation on Student Outcomes for the Classes of 2012-14
(2016) This report includes analysis attempting to isolate the impact of any extracurricular participation on student outcomes for three recent graduating cohorts.
Student and Parent Athletics Survey; Staff Athletics Survey
(2016) These reports summarize the results of student and family surveys about athletics participation in MMSD.
Special Education Plan Fall 2015 Feedback Report
(2015) This report summarizes feedback collected to inform the development of a draft Special Education Plan for MMSD.
The Effect of Interscholastic High School Athletics Participation on Outcomes for the Classes of 2012-14
(2015) This report uses statistical analysis to attempt to isolate the impact of athletics participation on student outcomes for three recent graduating cohorts.
ELL Plan Feedback Report
(2015) This report summarizes feedback collected on MMSD's draft English Language Learner (ELL) Plan in September and October of 2015 via surveys and staff, parent, and community meetings.
Reading Recovery Evaluation
(2014) This report is an evaluation of the Reading Recovery program in MMSD.
The Effect of MMSD 4K Enrollment on Kindergarten Outcomes
(2014) This report uses regression analysis to estimate the effect of attending 4K in MMSD on kindergarten outcomes.
The Effect of 4K Attendance on Kindergarten Literacy
(2013) This report used quasi-experimental methods to examine the effect of 4K attendance on students' literacy at the beginning of kindergarten. Universal 4K in MMSD began in 2011-12, so this report provides the first look at the short-term effects of 4K in MMSD.

Assessments and Accountability

ACT & Aspire Scores Report 2015-16
(2016) This report includes results from the ACT & Aspire assessments administered in 2015-16.
PALS-K and PALS 1 Spring Scores Report 2015-2016
(2016) This report includes results from the Spring 2016 administration of PALS in MMSD.
MAP Scores Report 2015-16
(2016) This report includes results from the 2015-16 administration of the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test in MMSD.
Linking Climate Survey Results and Academic Achievement
(2016) This report uses regression analysis to demonstrate that students who experience a more positive school climate are likely to have better achievement results.
MMSD Parent Climate Survey Results - District 2016
(2016) This report includes results from the 2016 parent climate survey.
MMSD Staff Climate Survey Results - District 2016
(2016) This report includes results from the 2016 staff climate survey.
MMSD Student Climate Survey Results - District 2016
(2016) This report includes results from the 2016 student climate survey.
Validating School Improvement Plan (SIP) Goal Measures as Predictors of High School Graduation
(2014) In this report, we demonstrate the link between the goal measures each high school uses for their SIPs and students' likelihood of completing high school within four years.

Attendance and Behavior

Behavior Education Plan Evaluation
(2017) This report discusses implementation of the BEP in MMSD from 2013-14 through 2016-17.
Student-to-Student Bullying 2016 Report
(2017) This report focuses on student perceptions of student-to-student bullying in MMSD.
Educational Resource Officer Annual Update
(2017) This report summarizes ERO arrest and citation incidents at MMSD high schools through 2015-16.
Behavior Report 2015-16
(2016) This report summarizes behavior data through the 2015-16 school year.
Attendance Report 2015-16
(2016) This report focuses on attendance during the 2015-16 school year, including attendance rates and chronic absenteeism.
Educational Resource Officer Report 2012-13 through 2014-15 School Years
(2016) This report covers arrest and citation incidents at MMSD high schools from 2012-13 through 2014-15.
Behavior Education Plan Survey 2016
(2016) This report summarizes the results of the 2016 Behavior Education Plan (BEP) survey, administered to staff to measure perceptions of BEP implementation.
Cold Weather, Attendance, and Equity
(2015) This report focuses on attendance variation on extremely cold days. This update extended the analysis to additional days.

Enrollment and Facilities

Food and Nutrition Program Survey Report 2017
(2017) This report summarizes results from the Food and Nutrition program survey conducted with elementary and middle school parents.
Enrollment Reports 2017-18
(2017) This file contains four enrollment reports from November 2017: K4-12 Enrollment History and Projections, Capacities, Intra-district Transfers (formerly Internal Transfers), and Inter-district Transfers (formerly Open Enrollment). The Capacities report (2017-11-5) is supplemented by a report explaining changes made to the Capacities report (2017-11-3 Analysis of Current Building Capacity Calculation Methods).
Middle School Start Time Survey Report
(2016) This report summarizes the results of parent, staff, and student surveys about middle school start times.
Enrollment Reports 2016-17
(2016) This file contains four enrollment reports from November 2016: K-12 Enrollment History and Projections, Internal Transfers, Open Enrollment, and School Capacities.
Open Enrollment Enterer Survey and Open Enrollment Leaver Survey
(2016) These reports include the results of surveys administered to families entering and leaving MMSD via open enrollment.
Cold Weather Survey Feedback
(2015) This report summarizes the results of a September 2015 survey to parents about school closings due to weather.
Enrollment Reports 2015-16
(2015) This file contains four enrollment reports from November 2015: K-12 Enrollment History and Projections, Internal Transfers, Open Enrollment, and School Capacities.
Funding Equity in MMSD
(2015) This report follows from a community request expressing concerns about the equity of school funding and allocations within MMSD.
Analysis of Facilities Plan Feedback
(2014) This report summarizes feedback collected on MMSD's September 2014 draft plan for facilities improvements.
Enrollment Reports 2014-15
(2014) This file contains four enrollment reports from November 2014: K-12 Enrollment History and Projections, Internal Transfers, Open Enrollment, and School Capacities.

Graduation and Postsecondary Enrollment

High School Completion Update: Class of 2016
(2016) - This report includes high school completion information for the Class of 2016.
2016 Senior Survey Results
(2016) - This report presents the results of the 2016 MMSD Senior Survey.
High School Completion Update: Class of 2015
(2016) - This report includes high school completion information for the Class of 2015.

Human Resources

Fall 2016 Affirmative Action and Attrition Report
(2016) This report discusses the diversity of MMSD's workforce and staff attrition rates over the past five years.

Mobility and Demographics

Hmong Student Data Update 2015-16
(2016) This report includes information about Hmong students for the 2015-16 school year.
Title VII & American Indian Student Data Update 2015-16
(2016) This report includes information about American Indian students and students who qualify for Title VII services for the 2015-16 school year.