In 1995, Chesapeake Public Schools established the Department of Program Evaluation and a process to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of school division programs and support services. The process has been used continually since that time to conduct a full range of instructional and non-instructional evaluations within the school division. The overall purpose of the evaluation process is to assist members of the school division in the effective discharge of their responsibilities in terms of time, effort, cost, and outcomes. The evaluation process answers the questions; can it be done better or cheaper? Is there another way to do it, or should it be done at all? The Superintendent determines programs to be evaluated annually.