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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. 
        

    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.

     

    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.

     

Contact Us

  • ACCOUNTABILITY, RESEARCH & PLANNING

    501 W. Washington Street

    Greensboro, NC 27401

    Fax: 336-370-2340 

     

    Dr. Akisha Osei Sarfo

    Chief Performance Officer

    The Division of Accountability, Research and Planning

    oseisaa@gcsnc.com 

     

    Amber Davis

    Program Administrator II

    Phone: 336-370-8324

    davisa3@gcsnc.com

     


      

    Dave Zwadyk

    Director of Data Analytics & Support

    zwadykd@gcsnc.com

     

    Carolyn Gilbert

    Director of Research & Evaluation

    gilberc@gcsnc.com

     

    Clarke Goodman

    Director of Assessment Coordination

    goodmae@gcsnc.com

     

    Donna Bell

    Director of Planning

    belld2@gcsnc.com

     

    Sharon McCleese

    Director of Student Information

    mcclees@gcsnc.com

     

     

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