The Department of Student Data and Assessment provides district direction and support for the following educational areas:
- District Testing
- Education Management Information System (EMIS) Reporting
- Federal Programming (Title Grants)
- Sylvania Virtual Academy
Working with building
and departmental leaders, this department ensures that students have access to
the district-wide testing program, staff have the necessary tools and
information to prepare students for the tests and to administer the tests, and
administrators have the tools to oversee testing within their buildings. As a
district, we rely on the results of state and district testing to shape
individual student growth and future learning.
District State Testing Schedule
3.11.21 Parent Communication (link)
It is also part of
our mission to ensure that student and staff information is reported accurately
and consistently to the state as mandated. This data drives school funding and
accountability measures. Monitoring our district data and using it to promote
school improvement is a key goal of our district.
In addition, this department oversees the planning and spending of federal grant dollars provided through Title funding. Working together as a team, we determine our needs and how best to address achievement gaps. Supplemental funding is applied to schools with the greatest needs.
Schools is seeking input from parents on the use of Title I provided via the
use of federal funds. Please contact Julie Sanford, director of federal programs
if you are interested in providing input.
Federal Programming Resource Guide
District Parent and Family Participation Policy
Parents Right to Know Letter
Parents Right to Know FAQ
Getting Involved: Sylvania Schools Parent Organization
Sylvania Virtual Academy
Finally, the Sylvania Virtual Academy (SVA) falls under the direction of the Data & Assessment Department. Currently located at Southview High School, we provide a state standard aligned online curriculum for students who require a non-traditional learning setting. This setting has proven to work well with students who are credit deficient as well as those with medical or other needs that may require an alternative setting. The classroom is led by veteran teacher, Mandy Ballantyne, who provides individualized support for students enrolled in the SVA. Mrs. Ballantyne is a highly qualified intervention specialist that will serve those students with disabilities as well as all students enrolled in the SVA. Currently, there are 60 seats available. Students at Northview and Southview may attend and must complete an application (located below) to be considered for admission. The admission process begins at a student’s home school through his/her guidance counselor. SVA students are still students at their home schools (Northview or Southview) and may participate in extracurriculars. Also, students who attend SVA and complete graduation requirements in SVA will receive a diploma from the home school.