Achievement and Accountability Office

  • The Achievement and Accountability Office maximizes the use of performance data to inform and increase data-driven decision making. The office ensures fidelity in administration of assessments and accuracy in data reporting; provides policy analytics and program evaluation; develops analytical tools for measuring teacher, school leader, and school effectiveness; manages student records; shares knowledge of schools across the district; and manages local, state, and federal accountability monitoring and compliance. 

    Contact information

    200 E. North Avenue
    Room 203
    Baltimore, MD 21202
       Phone 410-396-8962
       Fax  410-396-8627

    Chief Achievement and Accountability Officer
    Theresa D. Jones (email)
    Key staff:
    Mark Kennedy, special assistant (email


    Data Monitoring and Compliance

    Oversees implementation and strategic use of grant funding, including federal Title I dollars, and provides support for school improvement, strategic use of resources, monitoring, and technical assistance

    • Key staff: Kimberly Hoffman, director (email)

    Knowledge Management

    Ensures the consistency and accuracy of data (e.g., enrollment, attendance, student and school-level achievement, student records); oversees the implementation of the instructional management system; designs school-, teacher-, and student-level reports on formative assessments and related academic data; and communicates and archives changes to key school information

    • Key staff: Heather Nolan, director (email)


    Manages internal data analytics and reporting; conducts program evaluations; reviews the quality and accuracy of research and data produced by external parties (and manages external requests for data and to conduct research); gathers feedback from schools, district offices, and partners; supports implementation of teacher and school leader evaluation models; conducts qualitative research; and provides analytical support for measuring school effectiveness

    • Key staff: Chris Wohn, interim director (email

    Student Assessment

    Facilitates administration of state and district assessments, manages test integrity procedures, conducts investigations to ensure fidelity of assessment administration, provides training for school-based staff, and works with other district offices to prepare staff and students for assessments aligned with the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards

    • Key staff: Carol Wilson, director (email)