Testing and School Accountability

Mission

The mission of the Office of Accountability and Testing is to promote the academic achievement of all North Carolina public school students and to assist stakeholders in understanding and gauging this achievement against state and national standards. The major thrust of this mission is three-fold: the design and development of reliable and valid assessment instruments, the uniform implementation of and access to suitable assessment instruments for all students; and the provision of accurate and statistically appropriate reports.

2022–23 North Carolina Operational Testing Calendar (Updated June 20, 2022)

Two-Year Schedule for State-Required Testing and Reporting Results
By September 1 of each year, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall publish on the Web site of the Department of Public Instruction a uniform calendar that includes schedules for State-required testing and reporting results of tests for at least the next two school years, including estimates of the average time for administering state-required standardized tests (§115C-174.12(e1).

Accountability and Testing Directory

Tab/Accordion Item

Name Title Speciality Phone
Tammy Howard Senior Director of Accountability and Testing Accountability and Testing (984)-236-2716
Lucy Medlin Administrative Assistant General administrative support and office management (984)-236-2715
Tanja Carroll Administrative Assistant Budget and contracts manager for division and regional accountability offices (984)-236-2714 
Thakur Karkee Psychometrician Technical Development of Statewide Assessments, Design and Implementation of Assessments (984)-236-2718
Kinge Mbella Psychometrician Technical Development of Statewide Assessments, Design and Implementation of Assessments (984)-236-2717

Name Title Speciality Phone
Curtis Sonneman Section Chief School Accountability Data Documentation, Collection, Analysis and Reporting Data Requests (984)-236-2730
Michelle Bridges Educational Testing/Accountability Consultant Alternative School Accountability, School Accountability Data Documentation, Collection and Reporting (984) 236-2853
Jaime Denny Educational Testing/Accountability Consultant School Accountability Data Collection, and Analysis and Reporting Data Requests (984) 236-2852
Andrea Faulkner Educational Testing/Accountability Consultant National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and High School Accreditation (984)-236-2724
Vacant Educational Testing/Accountability Consultant School Accountability Analysis, English Learner Progress, and Data Requests (984)-236-2735
Ozella Wiggins Educational Research/Evaluation Consultant Cohort Graduation Rate and School Accountability Data Documentation and Collection (984)-236-2726

Name Title Specialty Phone
Kristen Maxey-Moore Section Chief Test Development (984)-236-2731
Dan Auman Educational Testing/ Accountability Consultant Test Measurement Specialist for Grades 5-8 Reading and English II: End-of-Grade Assessments, End-of-Course Assessments, Innovative Assessment Pilot, and NC Check-Ins (984)-236-2728
Stephanie Boyd Educational Testing/ Accountability Consultant Test Production and Operations (984)-236-2727
Iris Irving Educational Testing/ Accountability Consultant Project Coordinator for Innovative Assessment Pilot and Peer Review Submissions, Test Production and Operations  (984)-236-2733
Beth Nash Educational Testing/ Accountability Consultant Test Measurement Specialist for Grades 6-8 Math, NC Math 1, NC Math 3, Grade 8 Science, and Biology: End-of-Grade Assessments, End-of-Course Assessments, Innovative Assessment Pilot, and NC Check-Ins (984)-236-2721
Michael Mahoney Educational Testing/ Accountability Consultant Test Measurement Specialist for Grades 3-4 Reading, Grades 3-5 Mathematics and Grade 5 Science: End-of-Grade Assessments, Innovative Assessment Pilot, and NC Check-Ins (984)-236-2725

Name Title Speciality Phone
Shannon Jordan Section Chief Testing Policy and Operations (984)-236-2734
Tereca Batts Administrative Assistant II Administrative assistant for Testing Policy and Operations, Test Development, and Analysis and Reporting (984)-236-2713
David Bryant Parent and Public Liaison Response Services for Testing and Accountability (Testing Questions/Concerns) (984)-236-2722
Molly Britt Educational Testing/Accountability Consultant Policies related to testing students with disabilities, NCEXTEND1 Alternate Assessment, and College and Career Readiness Alternate Assessment (CCRAA) (984)-236-2732
Jaime Kelley Educational Testing/Accountability Consultant Beginning-of-Grade 3 (BOG3), End-of-Grade (EOG), Read to Achieve (Read to Achieve Test, Portfolio, and Alternative Assessments), and NC Check-Ins (984)-236-2736
Lindsay May Educational Testing/Accountability Consultant PreACT, ACT, WorkKeys, and Test Coordinator's Handbook (984)-236-2720
Wendy Wooten Educational Testing/Accountability Consultant End-of-Course (EOC), High School Testing Policy, Medical Exceptions, and WIDA Screener/ACCESS for ELLs general testing policy (984)-236-2729

Name Title Speciality Phone
Brent Caldwell Regional Accountability Coordinator Western (RAC 1) 984-236-2055
Stacey Greene Computing Consultant Western (RCC 1) 984-236-2061
John Worley Regional Accountability Coordinator Northwest (RAC 2) 984-236-2056
Betty Laws Computing Consultant Northwest (RCC 2) 984-236-2062
Scott Frye Regional Accountability Coordinator Southwest (RAC 3) 984-236-2057
Deborah McKee Computing Consultant Southwest (RCC 3) 984-236-2063
Patricia Benbow Regional Accountability Coordinator Northeast (RAC 4) 984-236-2058
Stephanie Thompson Computing Consultant Northeast (RCC 4) 984-236-2064
Amanda Hobbs Regional Accountability Coordinator Southeast (RAC 5) 984-236-2059
Melinda Fullwood Computing Consultant Southeast (RCC 5) 984-236-2065
John Worley Regional Accountability Coordinator Central (RAC 6) 984-236-2056
Amy Cannon Computing Consultant Central (RCC 6) 984-236-2066
Paul Davis Educational Testing/Accountability Consultant LEA Testing Coordinator for Charter Schools 984-236-2719

Name Title Speciality Phone
Chris McKinnie BTA Analyst Accountability Services Technology Support (984)-236-2409
Warren Price BTA Analyst Accountability Services Technology Support (984)-236-2407
Kevin Skelton BTA Specialist Accountability Services Technology Support (984)-236-2408
Alex Vu BTA Analyst Accountability Services Technology Support (984)-236-2406