Accountability, Assessment, Research & Evaluation
1616 Richland Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 231-7450
Dr. Jennifer Coleman
The goals of the Office of Accountability, Assessment, Research and Evaluation are to be informative, accurate, and ethical. The major responsibilities of the office include monitoring of federal and state accountability systems, data analysis for instructional support, program evaluation, and student enrollment information.
The staff coordinates and executes the state mandated testing programs as well as the district-wide achievement and aptitude tests for placement of the academically gifted students. To support instruction, our office generates special reports, provides test analysis workshops, enhances the capacity of the district-adopted diagnostic assessment tool, and evaluates the effectiveness of different instructional programs and initiatives. In addition to support for instruction, the office monitors the pupil accounting system to produce reports on grade retention, student and teacher attendance, suspension, and enrollment projections.
Jennifer Coleman, Ph.D.A person who is no longer enrolled in a public school and who previously failed to receive a high school diploma or was denied graduation solely for failing to meet the exit exam requirements, pursuant to former § 59-18-310(B)(2) and State Board of Education (SBE) regulation, may petition the local school board of the district where the person completed graduation requirements to determine the student’s eligibility to receive a high school diploma pursuant to the amended statute (Act 207).