Accountability & Reporting


Jane Fletcher, Assistant Deputy Commissioner
325 West Gaines Street, Room 544
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400

 

Phone: 850-245-0437
Fax: 850-245-9069

 

The Office of Accountability and Policy Research is responsible for the department’s accountability processes, public reporting of accountability outcomes and other information on the web, routine aggregate reporting of department information to districts and to the federal government, and providing information for ad hoc requests from the State Board of Education, communications office, legislative and governor’s offices. The office conducts research as directed by the Commissioner and the State Board of Education for the purpose of informing education policy decisions using the data maintained by the Division of Accountability, Research and Measurement. This office includes the Bureau of Accountability Reporting, the Bureau of PK-20 Education Reporting and Accessibility and the Value Added Model Team.

Bureau of Accountability Reporting

The Bureau of Accountability Reporting administers programs to provide districts and the public with school, district, and state accountability information for Florida’s PK-20 education system. The Bureau’s core programs focus on calculating and reporting school grades and annual measureable objectives (AMOs) for schools, districts, and the state in compliance with the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (NCLB Act of 2001). The Bureau also calculates school improvement ratings for alternative schools and ESE centers, updates school placement information for Differentiated Accountability, identifies schools eligible for Florida School Recognition awards and supports other offices in the agency to address accountability information needs.

Bureau of PK-20 Education Reporting and Accessibility

The Bureau of PK-20 Education Reporting and Accessibility connects people and education information for the advancement of Florida students and schools. The Bureau is responsible for PK-20 education reports, longitudinal education reports, online interactive reporting, federal and legislative reporting and reporting for approved external research requests.    

Value-Added Model Team

The Value Added Model (VAM) Team is responsible for the department's teacher value added calculations and teacher related analyses designed to support effective instruction and student learning growth.