Assessment and School Improvement
Richard Coleman, Director of Assessment and School Improvement
34 School Street
Watkinsville, GA 30677
706-769-5130 ext. 1304
Oconee County Schools acknowledges the importance of maintaining a system of student assessment that is of the highest quality. High-quality assessments must be administered in a manner characterized by integrity that is ensured only when sound procedures of test security and accountability are implemented. These procedures are designed to be consistent with practices outlined in the Georgia Department of Education Student Assessment Handbook and strict adherence to the Code of Ethics for Educators established by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC). Implemented as outlined, these procedures create an environment in which student assessment is conducted in a way that establishes confidence that the results are reliable and valid and can be used to accurately gauge student achievement, improve instructional practices, and promote school improvement.
Oconee County Schools is committed to the use of online assessments whenever possible which greatly enhances test security, provides a more positive user experience, and maximizes the accessibility of these assessments to students with disabilities and other learning differences.