Vision
HUSD students will develop the knowledge, understanding, and skills that will prepare them for college and career.

Mission
The Research and Assessment Department endeavors to support the Higley Unified School District in the following areas:
•Higley Unified School District Curriculum
•Measuring and Reporting of Academic Trends
•Using Achievement Data to Inform Decisions
•National, State, and Local Assessment Coordination
•Student Membership and Attendance Data Reporting
•State and Federal Accountability
•Federal Office of Civil Rights Annual Reporting
•Program Evaluation
•Educator Effectiveness
•Data Gathering for Financial Reporting Goals
•Strengthen the quality of academic programs at HUSD
•Improve academic achievement of HUSD students
•Increase the level of college-readiness of HUSD students
•Accurately report student membership data
•Guarantee all students are counted in the Accountability System
•Fairly and accurately measure teacher effectiveness
•Increase and enhance the visibility and awareness of the district in the local community

 
Objectives
•To develop and implement a methodology to evaluate the educational value of courses, teacher effectiveness, and programs used or being considered for purchase in the HUSD District
•To ensure integrity of student data
•To measure and identify trends in achievement and report them to stakeholders
•To develop and implement a methodology to measure academic progress in the HUSD District
•To research best practices tied to increasing academic achievement
•To distribute findings to relevant stakeholders 

 
Contacts
Anju Kuriakose   Anju Kuriakose, Ph.D.
Director of Research
and Assessment

(480) 279.7077
anju.kuriakose@husd.org 
Julie Shipman   Julie Shipman
Assistant to Dr. Anju Kuriakose

(480) 279.7035
julie.shipman@husd.org 
Carey Bybee   Carey Bybee
Student Information Integrity Specialist
 
(480) 279.7124
carey.bybee@husd.org
Cynthia Smith   Cynthia Smith
Student Information System Manager

(480) 279.7031
cynthia.smith@husd.org
 
 
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