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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
  • Dave VanLoo, Director of School Improvement - Bend-La Pine SD
  • David Marshall, Superintendent - Brookings-Harbor SD
  • Daymond Monteith, Assistant Superintendent - Klamath Falls City SD
  • Justin Kamerer, District Assessment Coordinator - Hood River County SD
  • Kate Pattison, Charter School Specialist - Oregon Department of Education
  • Leigh Anne Scherer, Director of Instructional Technology, Data and Assessment- North Clackamas SD
  • Oscar Loureiro, Director of Research & Planning - Eugene SD
  • Rachel Aazzerah, Director of Assessment and Systems Improvement - Reynolds SD
  • Rebecca Eastland, Program Associate & District Test Coordinator; Data, Research & Assessment - Salem-Keizer SD
  • Scott Carpenter, Assistant Superintendent - La Grande SD
  • Vince Dye, Assessment and Accountability Administrator - Lincoln County 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.

For more information on this topic, email Jon Wiens.