Research and Accountability

The goal of the Assessment and Accountability Department is to provide student assessment data to schools, parents and students and to provide leadership and support to other stakeholders.

Student assessment data drives decision making at every level of educational programming. The Assessment and Accountability Department provides quality student assessment services to schools including the administration of standardized tests and the scoring and reporting of achievement data. Other services include training in school accountability data and use of assessment data.

1008.22 Student assessment program for public schools
Assessment results for all statewide, standardized assessments must be made available no later than June 30, except for results for the grade 3 statewide, standardized ELA assessment, which must be made available no later than May 31.


Sonsee Sanders
Director of Research & Accountability
Phone: 352-797-7051 ext. 224

Jennifer Merschbach
Coordinator of Assessment & Accountability

Phone: 352-797-7051 ext. 465

Jessie Jones
Coordinator of Student Data Quality & Reporting

Phone: 352-797-7051 ext.458

Tammy Garner
Data Quality & Integrity Specialist
Phone: 352-797-7051 ext. 294

Kristy Imhof
Assessment Specialist

Phone: 352-797-7051 ext. 103


Sandy Langley
Data Quality Assistant

Phone: 352-797-7051 ext. 276

Rachel Bartilucci
Data Quality Assistant

Phone: 352-797-7051 ext. 290

Rhonda Jewell
Data Quality Assistant

Phone: 352-797-7051 ext. 344

Krista Johnson
Research and Accountability Secretary II
Phone: 352-797-7061 ext. 148