Research, Accountability & Grants
The office of Research, Accountability & Grants 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 & Grants

Accountability & 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 & Evaluation (R&E) provides support to inform district-wide decision making through primary research, program evaluation and the calculation and reporting of Student Learning Growth (SLG) scores. In addition, we encourage and collaborate with external institutions in developing targeted research studies that align with district priorities.

Test Development & 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 Office of Research, Accountability & Grants is led by Associate Superintendent Jennifer Sasser with the support of Senior Directors Chen An and Illatawie Showalter. 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 & Grants

445 W. Amelia Street Orlando, FL 32801 407.317.3214