Division of Accountability and Assessment

Division of Accountability and Assessment

The Office of Accountability, Assessment, and Evaluation seeks to assist schools in providing overall school performance scores by providing support in accreditation, state testing, benchmarks tests, and district test coordination.

Major areas of concentration include managing the district benchmark platform, handling the Curriculum Verification Roster (CVR), and providing training for administering district, state, and national assessments.

Assessment programs include Desired Results Developmental Profile-Kindergarten (DRDP-K), DIBELS, LEAP 2025, GEE, “Old” GEE, LEAP Connect, LAA1, LAA2, ELPT, EOC, NAEP, ACT, field tests, proficiency and placement tests, and district benchmark tests.

The Data, Analytics, and Evaluation Team assists in research projects for graduate student research, school-based volunteer organizations, and national programs.

Directory

Chief Officer for Accountability and Assessment

Andrea O’Konski
Andrea@ebrschools.org

Director of Accountability

Cynthia Sampey
CSampey@ebrschools.org

Director of Data

Dr. Trey M. Earle
TEarle@ebrschools.org

District Grants Writer

Suzanna Navo
SNavo@ebrschools.org

Accountability

The Office of Accountability, Assessment, and Evaluation seeks to assist schools in providing overall school performance scores by providing support in accreditation, state testing, benchmarks tests, and district test coordination.

Major areas of concentration include managing the district benchmark platform, handling the Curriculum Verification Roster (CVR), and providing training for administering district, state, and national assessments.

Assessment programs include Desired Results Developmental Profile-Kindergarten (DRDP-K), DIBELS, LEAP 2025, GEE, “Old” GEE, LEAP Connect, LAA1, LAA2, ELPT, EOC, NAEP, ACT, field tests, proficiency and placement tests, and district benchmark tests.

The Data, Analytics, and Evaluation Team assists in research projects for graduate student research, school-based volunteer organizations, and national programs.

AdvancED Accreditation Standards

AdvancED External Review Team will visit East Baton Rouge Parish School System from every five years This multi-member team will evaluate the system’s adherence to the AdvancED Accreditation Standards for Quality School Systems.

Standard 1: Purpose & Direction

The system maintains and communicates at all levels of the organization a purpose and direction for continuous improvement that commit to high expectations for learning as well as shared values and beliefs about teaching and learning.

Standard 2: Governance and Leadership

The system operates under governance and leadership that promote and support student performance and school effectiveness.

Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning

The system’s curriculum, instructional design, and assessment practices guide and ensure teacher effectiveness and student learning across all grades and courses.

Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems

The system has resources and provides services in all schools that support its purpose and direction to ensure success for all students.

Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous Improvement

The system implements a comprehensive assessment system that generates a range of data about student learning and system effectiveness and uses the results to guide continuous improvement.

East Baton Rouge Parish School System utilizes an assessment program for all students who access the general curriculum.  Kindergarten and grade 1 take English/Language Arts and Mathematic Assessments.  Students in grades 2-8 are tested in the four core subjects:  English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.  High School students are assessed in English (I, II, and III), Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, and U.S. History.  The assessment program consists of three types of tests:

-A comprehensive pretest in August and posttest in May determines student growth on the standards taught during the school year.

-District assessments administered throughout the year measure student mastery of state standards. These assessments mirror the style and content of the state assessments the students take in the spring.

-Formative assessments created by classroom teachers or school-level instructional specialists monitor student progress between district assessments

Test content is aligned to the standards adopted by the Louisiana Department of Education and taught in the East Baton Rouge Parish curriculum.  The tests are developed by East Baton Rouge faculty and staff and supplemented with commercial products as well as items developed from Louisiana released test items.  Each grade period test has both multiple choice and open-ended items.  Teachers are provided scoring rubrics for short answer items, constructed responses, tasks, and essays.

Assessments are delivered either paper and pencil with scorable answer sheets or online using the Educational Assessment Data Management System (EADMS) from Adrylan Communications.  Reports at various levels:  student, teacher/classroom, school, and district aid the teachers and administrators in making decisions regarding classroom instruction and in giving students timely, detailed feedback.  This data is used to write and evaluate goals for the East Baton Rouge School System Strategic Accountability Plan and the School Improvement Plan.

Grade Value for Benchmark Assessments

Grades K-8

Alg II, Geometry, Adv. Math

Alg I, Math Essentials

High School ELA

High School Science

High School Social Studies

ANET

DIBELS

LEAP 2025 High School Summer Remediation

Please submit this application for East Baton Rouge Parish students in grades 9-12 participating in LEAP 2025 remediation June 1 – June 17, 2021. Fill out each required field correctly.

LEAP 2025 Middle School Summer Remediation

Please submit this application for East Baton Rouge Parish students in grades 6-8 participating in LEAP 2025 remediation June 1 – June 24, 2021. Fill out each required field correctly.

LEAP 2025 Elementary School Summer Remediation

Please submit this application for East Baton Rouge Parish students in grades 3-5 participating in LEAP 2025 remediation June 1 – June 24, 2021. Fill out each required field correctly.

More information coming soon

Resources for School Test Coordinators and Administrators

School administrators and school test coordinators are provided access to data systems with an ID and password by the Accountability Office. All users must have a Security Oath on file for the current year.

Forms for Test Coordinators

Accommodations Fillable

Access to Testing Materials/School Test Coordinator/ANet Coordinator/Illuminate Coordinator

Security and Confidentiality Statements

Excessive Erasures Reporting

Sample Seating Chart

Time Lost Report Form

SBLC Promotion Waiver

STC Responsibilities

Test Irregularity Form

Proficiency Test Request – High School Only

English Language Arts

Mathematics

Science

Social Studies

Foreign Language

Request for Test Scores

Request for Test Scores

Request for Kindergarten Entry Assessment Scores

Request to Test in Alternative Environment

Resource Links

State Testing Calendar 2021-2022

Private and Non-Public Parent Letters

Practice Test and Released Test Items – this link has a variety of testing resources for parents, students, and teachers

Assessment Guides and References – provides information for:

-ACT – Explore, Plan, and ACT

-End-of-Course Tests – High School

-PARCC – Grades 3-8 English Language Arts and Math

-LEAP and iLEAP – Grades 3-8 Science and Social Studies

EAGLE – school personnel have access to this online assessment tool from the Louisiana Department of Education

School and District Performance Reports

School Performance Scores Summary

Louisiana School and District Report Cards

LDE Data Library

School Finder

Tools for Analyzing Test Data

School Performance Score Calculator

Policies and Bulletins

Louisiana Department of Education Bulletins and Policies

Graduation Requirements