area of 'Accountability' encompasses the measures and determinations as
provided to the Tuscaloosa County School System by the State Department
of Education. Great emphasis will be placed upon the connections
between our elementary, middle, and high schools and how each support
and depend upon each other, and as a result, make each student
successful. The department of 'Accountability' will work closely with
schools at each level in the understanding of accountability measures,
how to prepare for these measures, and how to implement the
monitoring to assure we are seeing successful growth in academic
achievement for all of our students.
Coordinator of Accountability: Mrs. Gwen Harper (342-2739)
area of 'Assessment' encompasses the logistical and implementation
procedures for all standardized testing to occur within the
system, kindergarten through twelfth grade. The department of
'Assessment' will work closely with schools at each level in the
understanding of each assessment, the professional development needed
to prepare for these assessments, and finally, the implementation and
analysis required for each assessment. Under Dr. Bice's new PLAN2020,
our assessment framework is dramatically changing.
Coordinator of Assessment: Mrs. Cheryl Wallace (342-2743)
each area has a somewhat different focus, both work closely together in
their work. The areas of 'Accountability' and 'Assessment' will
continue to work in support of the guidance counseling programs.