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Assessment & Accountability

The Assessment and Accountability Department is responsible for planning and directing all activities related to the following:


The department is responsible for the administration and reporting of results for all state-mandated assessments. In addition, the team oversees the development, implementation, and effective use of data for district assessment programs in support of instructional programs and services.

State and Federal Reporting and Accountability Mandates

The department manages all reports submitted to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS), the California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS), and as needed, the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR). The department is also responsible for activities related to compliance with the William’s Case, which ensures that all students have equal access to quality instructional materials, safe and clean facilities, and qualified teachers. Finally, the team ensures compliance with state-mandated accountability measures related to the California School Dashboard and provides data and support for federal compliance reviews, including Federal Program Monitoring (FPM) and Program Improvement Review (PIR).

Research and Program Evaluation

The department is responsible for reviewing and processing applications submitted by individuals and organizations wishing to conduct research in the Fontana Unified School District. Additionally, the team plans and conducts evaluation studies to determine the effectiveness of the district’s instructional programs through the collection and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative data.

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Department Contacts:

Assessment & Accountability  (909) 357-5000, Ext. 29142
  Jamie Markoff, Director
           Sandra Cruz, Administrative Secretary
  Karen Strong, Director III, Assessment, Research & Evaluation (909) 357-5000, ext. 29279
          Jessica Nunez-Ordaz, Senior Secretary II
  Hope Durbin, Information Exchange Specialist (909) 357-5000, ext. 29198
  Julie von Pertz, Coordinator of Assessment (909) 357-5000, ext. 29241
  Andres Olide, Research Analyst (909) 357-5000, ext. 29535
  Rebecca McDorman, Electronic Data Analyst (909) 357-5000, ext. 29141
  Christian Arroyo, Electronic Data Analyst (909) 357-5000, ext. 29235

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