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  • The Department of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment (REA) exists to: Inform Toward Student Achievement and Program Success

    We support the District's Mission

    "Inspire students to think critically, pursue their dreams and change the world."

    By providing information and data that is:

  • Reliable and Accountable

  • Informative and Transparent

  • Timely and Impactful

Department of Research, Evaluation and Assessment Staff


    District Headquarters - 360 Colborne Street, 3rd Floor
    Staff Contact Information Typical Responsibilities
    Arzamendia, Kara
    Title: Director
    Phone: 651-744-1708
    Direct and support the work of REA. Provide district staff, the Board of Education and stakeholders with data and reporting to improve programs and inform decisions.
    Yang, Pang Nhia
    Title: Assistant Director
    Phone: 651-744-5780
    Direct and support evaluation team and evaluation work. External partnerships and data agreements. Facilitate ARP reporting.
    Laurie Niblick
    Title: Management Assistant II
    Phone: 651-603-4347
    Communication and scheduling; Coordination of research proposals; preparation of correspondence; assistance in test administration and reporting.
    Lang, Jessica
    Title: District-wide Testing Coordinator
    Cell: 651-435-0179
    Ofice: 651-744-2119
    Coordination of MCA/MTASs, ACCESS for ELLs/Alternate ACCESS, and ACT. Manages ACCUPLACER accounts and GRR reimbursement. Test Coordination website management.
    Scott, Lynette, PhD
    Title: District-wide Testing Coordinator
    Office: 651-744-6401
    Cell: 651-335-3594
    Coordination of MCA/MTAS, ACCESS for ELLs, and CogAT7
    Dosedel, Mike
    Title: Program Evaluator
    Phone: 651-744-6043
    Evaluation of SPPS programs centering on the implementation of programs, curricula and instructional practices and the professional development provided to support these practices.
    Miller, Holly
    Title: Program Evaluator
    Phone: 651-767-3476
    Smith, Addison
    Title: Program Evaluator
    Phone: 651-744-5540
    Fuentes, Lio
    Title: Research Analyst I
    Phone: 651-744-3688
    Evaluation data analysis, cleaning, and visualization.
    Mundt, Elsa
    Title: Research Analyst I
    Phone: 651-744-3653
    Aga, Gebremariam
    Title: Research Analyst I
    Phone: 651-744-6165
    Data support for the SUTR Program and data requests including testing and enrollment.
    Curran, Kelsey
    Title: Research Analyst III
    Phone: 651-767-8115
    Analysis, reporting, and data requests including assessment, demographics, attendance and course data; military recruiter requests; data visualization for reporting and presentations; manages Data Center and REA website.
    Porter, Cindy
    Title: Research Analyst III
    Phone: 651-767-8371
    Analysis and mapping of student demographic and enrollment data; enrollment projections, discipline reporting and data cleaning, mobility, attendance, and geographic distribution of student data.
    Sethi, Neelam
    Title: Student Information System Support Analyst
    Phone: 651-767-8226
    Creating database reporting solutions and managing data systems. Providing maintenance and support for data integration operations of the district's student information system.
    Vu, Phi
    Title: Research Analyst II
    Phone: 651-767-8192
    Data analysis and reporting for Office of Multilinqual Learners; ACCESS Assessment contact.
    Williams, Sally
    Title: Research Analyst III
    Phone: 651-744-7413
    Analysis, reporting, and data visualization of student data, including grades, credits, advanced courses, enrollment, continuation, attendance, outcome disparities (SOI), AVID, and exams for IB, AP, and Bilingual Seals.
    Zhang, Yu
    Title: Research Analyst I
    Phone: 651-744-4758
    Data analysis supporting District efforts in staff recruitment and retention.