Department of Research, Accountability, and Assessment
Office of Research

The Office of Research supports the vision, mission, and goals of Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS), in accordance with the system's Blueprint 2.0 and Master Plan by providing support to schools and offices in analyzing data and providing research findings to guide instructional decision making and resource utilization.

The Office of Research is responsible for:

  • Overseeing BCPS Institutional Review Board (IRB) that reviews and coordinates the approval of research requests.
  • Currently, Baltimore County Public Schools is limiting the amount of new external research projects by entities, such as government agencies, private organizations, and institutions of higher education.
    • Internal research projects from BCPS staff members will continue to be reviewed.
    • Dissertations from non-BCPS employees will not be reviewed.
    • Anyone interested in conducting research in BCPS, must submit a completed proposal.
    • For additional information regarding the research approval process, see the submission guidelines.
  • Designing and implementing program evaluations and research activities.
  • Providing research and statistical analysis services to schools and offices of BCPS.
  • Providing data analyses to support the performance goals and indicators set forth in the Blueprint 2.0.
  • Providing support in the design, implementation, and analysis of survey research for schools and offices.
Dr. Christine W. Koth
Director of Research
Juan Cortes
Coordinator of Program Evaluation
Dr. Maria Finger-Elam
Research Supervisor
Katie Filling
Evaluation Specialist
Dr. York Bradshaw
Grants Specialist
Everett Elliott
Research Specialist
Laura Burgoyne
Data Clerk

Dawn Sheldon
Administrative Secretary

9611 Pulask Park Drive, Suite 305
Baltimore, Maryland 21220
Phone: (443) 809-3845
Fax: (410) 238-1596

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