Programs and Services

Programs and Services

The Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) is part of the Office of Evaluation, Research, and Accountability (ERA).  ORE is responsible for conducting program evaluations for federal, state and locally funded projects and programs, and overseeing external research conducted by individuals and organizations.

For a summary of ERA activities provided to the School Reform Commission on April 17, 2017, click HERE.

External Research Review

Research Review Committee (RRC) is responsible for reviewing all proposals submitted to conduct research in the School District of Philadelphia. The Research Review Commitee meets every month. For more information on conducting research in the District, visit External Research Review/RRC.

Program Evaluation

ORE conducts evaluations of federal, state and locally funded programs.  In addition, ORE monitors external evaluators and provides technical assistance to program offices when developing grant proposals.

For completed reports visit Program Evaluations.

Data Requests

The School District of Philadelphia is responsible for collecting data regarding our students, schools and staff. If you are interested in obtaining data, please visit Data Requests.


The Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) conducts selected research studies to better understand and improve student learning and the educational process.  While some studies are district-wide, other studies may be limited to selected schools and regions based on the topic, population, and goals of a study.

ORE is responsible for the design, administration, collection and analysis of several District-wide surveys. These surveys are intended to collect feedback from stakeholders to help inform programmatic decisions. 

Results from recent surveys are available below: