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The primary objective of the Research, Evaluation, and Accountability office is to preserve the integrity of all student achievement data and to provide that data promptly to be used for a variety of educational decision-making purposes.

The department supports schools and the district in implementing state and local assessments including training, materials, logistics, administration, school support, reporting, and interpretation of results. 

Other services involve data collection, analysis, interpretation, and the generation of reports for schools and other instructional groups; as well as coordinating school grades and ESSA data maintenance and reporting.


Resources for district, state and national assessments, including the Volusia County Public Schools assessment calendar.

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Information on the state calculation of school grades, school improvement ratings, and the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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Application forms, procedures, and resources to conduct research in the district.

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Department Contacts

Melanie Kestory
Research, Evaluation and Accountability Coordinator

Phone: (386) 734-7190 Ext. 20695

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Charlene Sozio
Assessment Specialist

Phone: (386) 734-7190 Ext. 20691

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Mike Cimino
Research Specialist

Phone: (386) 734-7190 Ext. 20594

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Jamie Stalker
Educational Assessment and Data Analyst

Phone: (386) 734-7190 Ext. 20684

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Rosemary Bray
Information System Analyst

Phone: (386) 737-7190 Ext. 20142

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