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Accountability Reporting Advisory Committee (ARAC)

Committee Responsibilities

The Accountability Reporting Advisory Committee (ARAC) is created by OAR 581-002-0090 and has the following responsibilities:

  1. Recommend to the Oregon Department of Education policies, procedures and methodologies regarding:
    1. School and district report cards;
    2. Cohort graduation rate;
    3. Annual Measurable Objectives;
    4. Business rules for accountability reporting;
    5. Measurement of student growth; and
    6. Other measures for holding schools and districts accountable for student success.
  2. Make recommendations to the Oregon Department of Education on appeals from districts regarding accountability data where the data have not been publicly released in final form and:
    1. The school or district submitted incorrect data or failed to submit data due to unique events that could not be predicted and/or controlled by the school or district; or
    2. The data issue could not otherwise be remedied by correcting data used in a school or district rating during the validation window available for each data collection.

Membership for the Current School Year

Bill Stewart, Special Projects - Gladstone SD

Bret Uptmor, Superintendent - John Day SD

Christine Blouke, IT Director - Parkrose SD

Dave VanLoo, Director of School Improvement - Bend SD

David Marshall, Assistant Superintendent - Hermiston SD

Jon Bridges, Administrator for Accountability - Beaverton SD

Kate Pattison, Charter School Specialist - Oregon Department of Education

Leigh Anne Scherer , Assessment & Accountability Coordinator - North Clackamas SD

Oscar Loureiro, Director of Research & Planning - Eugene SD

Rebecca Eastland, Program Associate & DTC; Data , Research & Assessment - Salem-Keizer SD 

Meeting Information

The ARAC meets quarterly, typically in February, May, August, and November. At the August meeting, they consider and make recommendations regarding school accountability appeals.

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