City Schools of Decatur Research and Evaluation Partnership

The CSD-REP is a partnership  between the Office of the Superintendent of Schools and the Urban Child Study Center in the College of Education & Human Development at Georgia State University.

The purpose of  CSD-REP is to support the City Schools of Decatur in achieving its goal of building “the foundation for all children to be their best, achieve their dreams, and make the world a better place.” The primary goal of CSD-REP is to evaluate how well CSD implements the processes and procedures around ensuing compliance, effective instruction, student achievement, and parent engagement in its special education program.

CSD-REP will accomplish the following:

  • examine the academic, social, and behavioral outcomes
  • examine administrative processes and procedures related to the success for students in Tiers 2-4
  • examine teacher factors related to the success of student in Tiers 2-4
  • examine parent and community factors related to the success of students in Tiers 2-4

For more information about this project, please contact: Dr. Kevin Fortner ( or  Dr. Nicole Patton Terry (