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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, Superintendent - Brookings-Harbor 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 & District Test Coordinator; Data, Research & Assessment - Salem-Keizer SD
  • Majalise Tolan, Secondary Teaching and Learning 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.

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