• 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
     
    Bonnie Rapinchuk
     
    Bonnie Rapinchuk
    General Education Compliance Manager
    480.279.7124
     
    Suzanne Sill
     
    Suzanne Sill
    Student Information Reporting Specialist
    480. 279. 7148
    suzanne.sill@husd.org
     
    Elizabeth Chavez
     
    Elizabeth Chavez
    Student Information Reporting Specialist
    480.279.7135
    elizabeth.chavez@husd.org
     
    Brian Campbell
     
    Brian Campbell
    Student Information System Manager 
    480. 279. 7082