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Strategic Planning, Accountability & Research, and Program Evaluation

The Office of Strategic Planning, Accountability & Research, and Program Evaluation supports the school division in the areas of short- and long-range strategic planning, evaluation of division programs, research, and all aspects of local, state and national testing and accountability.

Albemarle County Public Schools has one overarching goal: All Albemarle County Public Schools students will graduate having actively mastered the lifelong-learning skills they need to succeed as 21st century learners, workers and citizens. Through detailed analysis of school and division data sources, we seek to identify the programs, practices and experiences that are helping us make progress toward our goal and what programs, practices and experiences may be hindrances to that goal. We strive to provide focused support to our emerging and existing programs, as well as our local, state and national assessments.

Mission areas for the office include:

  • Evaluate, report and advise on key division initiatives and programs
  • Develop, implement, monitor and assess division-wide and school-specific strategic improvement plans
  • Facilitate and support local, state and national testing
  • Coordinate applied research in the school division
  • Anticipate emerging organizational needs and advise division leadership of solutions that address those needs
  • Direct the assessment of operational and educational program effectiveness​

Team members are:

Patrick McLaughlin, Strategic Planning Officer

India Haun, Director of Accountability and Research

Jamie Gellner, Division Program Evaluator

Chris Gilman, Coordinator of Research and Program Evaluation

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