Research and Evaluation

To empower our district by providing educational planning, training, assessment, data interpretation, and research-related support services to meet academic benchmarks for our students. We are committed to partnering with school educators, administrators, families, and communities in data-driven decision making for accountability, program improvement and policy development. We equip those we serve with the knowledge to integrate data findings into the districtís improvement process.

We will achieve this mission by working toward the following goals:

  • Develop and strengthen working relationships with school educators, practitioners, administrators, families, the media, and district departments
  • Provide quality training, support, and other research-related services to partners in the district
  • Sponsor implementation strategies based on research implications for all partners to meet academic benchmarks
  • Develop standardized methods of assessment with input from frontline staff
  • Create and maintain open communication with partners regarding our processes, methodology, and usefulness of data for positive change
  • Be more proactive and readily available to respond to data concerns and assessment implementation
  • Invest in our staff to help assure their continued professional growth and quality of life
  • Assess and evaluate progress toward goals to ensure wise investment of resources
  • To increase awareness and knowledge regarding the importance of testing to our clients

Smarter Balanced Assessment Data

2014-15 Results

2015-16 Results (unavailable)
Nondiscrimination Policy

Bakersfield City School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.