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  • The Division of Accountability, Research and Planning  

    Accountability, Research & Planning Departments 

    Data Analytics & Support

    • Works with schools, teachers and staff from across the district to interpret multiple data sources to improve student achievement and analyze/display data in meaningful ways.  
    • Trains and provides other support to staff.
    • Manages the EVAAS system for school administrators and district users.
    • In coordination with Student Information Dept., manages district's data dashboards. 

    Accountability, Research & Evaluation 

    • Coordinates and manages state and federal accountability programs in GCS. Interpret legislation, policies and guidelines governing accountability programs; ensure that information about accountability programs is communicated to school and district personnel; and manage data collections.
    • Interprets, analyzes and reports data from various sources; responds to requests for data and reports; and provides consultation and technical assistance to school personnel, district administration, and others.
    • Responsible for program evaluations in the district. Design surveys and other data collection instruments to determine the effectiveness of various educational programs in GCS.
    • Collaborates with internal and external researchers to review research projects for approval and monitors study activities within GCS.

    Assessment Coordination

    • Implements the North Carolina Testing Program.
    • Trains, supervise, and monitors school staff assigned to testing programs.
    • Providing technical assistance on test administrations.
    • Oversees the district's interim assessment program.
    • Implements the Local Testing Program.
    • Implements the Alternative Testing Program.


    Planning Department  

    • Coordination and development of annual and long-range school level projections.
    • Coordination of the Long-range School Facilities Master Plan.
    • School attendance boundary development and optimization.
    • Mapping of GCS attendance boundaries.
    • Maintenance of the GCS street assignment database.
    • Project-specific data and information analysis and mapping.
    • Project-level responsibilities and coordination with other GCS departments and staff.


    Student Information Department    

    • Oversee and maintains the statewide student information system, PowerSchool.
    • Provides training to school based staff in the use of PowerSchool.
    • Provides training to school based teachers in the use of PowerTeacher Pro.
    • Creating and maintaining the student information data warehouse.
    • Create and publish student information based data dashboards.
    • Provides requested data to district staff as needed.
    • Provides technical support to district and school staff in the use of PowerSchool, GCS Data Console and NCEdCloud.


    Student Assignment Department    

    • Oversee assignment of students based on attendance zones.
    • Registration Information (Kindergarten, reassignment request, exchange students and High Point choice zone).


Contact Us


    501 W. Washington Street

    Greensboro, NC 27401

    Fax: 336-370-2340 


    Dr. Sonya Stephens

    Chief Performance Officer

    The Division of Accountability, Research and Planning 


    Amber Davis

    Program Administrator II

    Phone: 336-370-8324



    Dave Zwadyk

    Director of Data Analytics & Support


    Clark Wright

    Director of Accountability, Research & Evaluation


    Clarke Goodman

    Director of Assessment Coordination


    Kiron Spencer

    Director of Local Assessment


    Jeff Uhlenberg

    Director of Alternative Assessment


    Donna Bell

    Director of Planning


    Sharon McCleese

    Director of Student Information


    Rashad Slade

    Executive Director of Student Assignment



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