Office of Assessment, Accountability and School Improvement (OAASI)
The Office of Assessment, Accountability and School Improvement provides multi-faceted support to Berkeley County School District as a whole and to its 42 schools individually. Inherent in each facet of this department’s responsibility is an expectation for legal compliance, ethical behavior, accuracy, and unbiased reporting.
As the name implies, support is provided by the Office of Assessment, Accountability and School Improvement for execution of various national, state and local assessments. In particular, this office is responsible for the execution of state-mandated testing programs, district achievement and aptitude tests for placement of academically gifted students, federally-required assessment of English learners, and district benchmarks. Additional information is provided on assessments that are overseen or supported by this Office under the heading Assessment.
In its role as the “accountability arm” of the district, the Office of Assessment, Accountability and School Improvement is responsible for monitoring state and federal accountability systems; collection, analyses, dissemination and reporting of data used for accountability, both internally and externally; and evaluation of educational programs and initiatives. More information is provided under the heading Accountability.
Finally, the Office of Assessment, Accountability and School Improvement supports school improvement by facilitation of district and school strategic planning; providing training and support for School Improvement Councils; providing research on best practices and evidence-based programs; coordinating textbook adoption and management; and grant writing. Additional information about these responsibilities may be found under the heading School Improvement.