Research, Accountability & Grants
The Research, Accountability and Grants office facilitates the accurate measurement of student learning, provides targeted research and data analysis support, guides continuous improvement processes, and engages with the community to generate funds for initiatives that align with the district’s strategic plan.

The Departments of Research, Accountability and Grants

Accountability and Improvement (A&I) fosters continuous improvement by providing guidance to school and district leaders through accountability, accreditation, and school improvement processes.

Data Strategy (DS) empowers OCPS stakeholders to make informed decisions through data analysis and reporting, while promoting data literacy.

Grants and Special Projects (GSP) assists teachers and administrators in generating external funding that supports district priorities, leading to improved student achievement.

Research and Evaluation (R&E) supports district decision-making through primary  and partnered research, program evaluation, the calculation of Student Learning Growth (SLG) scores, and support for the state value-added models (VAM).

Test Development and Measurement (TDM) leads the development and administration of high-quality K-12 assessments that provide OCPS stakeholders with actionable data to improve student achievement.

The Research, Accountability and Grants office is led by Associate Superintendent Jennifer Sasser with the support of Senior Director Illatawie Showalter  and Senior Director Benjamin Allen. For more information, please contact:

Michelle Harris, Senior Executive Assistant
[email protected]

Departments' Contact Information

The Office of Research, Accountability & Grants is led by Jennifer Sasser, Associate Superintendent. 

Research, Accountability and Grants

445 W. Amelia Street Orlando, FL 32801 407.317.3214