Welcome to Accountability, Assessment, Research and School Improvement

  • Mission Statement

    The mission of the Office of Accountability is to ensure broad access to accurate and timely student and school level information to be used for educational decision making and to support the use of this information by providing high quality technical assistance and professional development to school and department personnel so that every student may graduate college and highly skilled career ready.

    Major Functions of the Office of Accountability

    Supporting schools by providing data tools and reports that can be used to promote student
    achievement, equity, and educational decision-making

    • Building dashboards to support all stakeholders in the use of data, including through WCSDData.net and the BIG Data Warehouse

    • Support for schools on using the Nevada School Performance Framework and requirements to guide school performance planning

    • Support of the School Performance Plan (SPP) process and requirements

    • Building school and district capacity to engage in and utilize student voice for school and district improvement

    • Conducting applied research to support the District's Strategic Plan and initiatives

    • Conducting program evaluations in support of the district's
      strategic efforts (includes grant evaluation support for major grant initiatives)

    • Complying with federal and state accountability
      requirements

    • Responding to specific data requests from school personnel,
      department personnel, and external agencies and community members

    The aim of the Office of Accountability is to provide support for data-driven decision making throughout the district. Assistance often comes in the form of a) facilitation in short, intermediate, and long-term goal identification, b) development of capacity among program leaders and participants to collect evidence pertaining to program objectives and goal attainment, c) technical assistance in accessing, interpreting, and using data in meaningful ways, d) guidance in sharing evaluation findings to key audiences, and e) writing and executing detailed evaluation plans for proposed programs and initiatives for grant and planning purposes.

    WCSD Interactive Data

    Visit WCSDdata to examine and interact with our academic data and learn more about specific topics and the District’s work in supporting students along the pathway to graduation. Dive deeply into specific topics such as Graduation by the Numbers or Smarter Balanced in WCSD.

    WCSD Annual Data Summit 

    We believe that data plays a key role in supporting Every Child, by Name and Face, to Graduation. Each year, we host a Data Summit where the Board of Trustees, district & school leadership, teacher representatives, parents, and community members come together for a full day of facilitated conversations around district performance data and initiatives.

    The WCSD Data Summit website is dedicated to supporting each Data Summit. It allows us to share data and other information covered at the event with everyone unable to attend in person. It also serves as space for attendees to re-examine the data and provide additional input. We encourage you to visit this site and dive into the topics and data covered.

Contacts

Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web-Accessibility

  • The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation in any of its educational programs/activities, employment, and employment opportunities.  For the District's full Notice of Non-Discrimination statement as well as methods to address questions and concerns please visit our Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility page.

    For more information, visit the Civil Rights Compliance Department page.
     

    El Distrito prohíbe la intimidación, la intimidación cibernética, el acoso, el acoso sexual, la discriminación y / o las represalias en cualquiera de sus programas / actividades educativas, empleo y oportunidades de empleo. Para obtener la declaración completa del Aviso de No Discriminación del Distrito, así como los métodos para abordar preguntas e inquietudes, visite nuestra página de Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility

    Para más información visite   Civil Rights Compliance Department page.