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Rockingham County Schools

511 Harrington Highway

Eden, North Carolina 27288

Phone:  (336) 627-2600  Fax:  (336) 627-2660

Superintendent's E-mail:  rshotwell@rock.k12.nc.us

RCS Testing

Welcome to the RCS Testing Department! 

 

The Department of Testing and Accountability has as its mission the delivery of assessments, the collection and interpretation of data that will meet the state requirements for accountability, & research and data analysis for improving educational outcomes for all students.

Goals

  • To ensure that all policies and procedures related to assessment and data management are met to the highest level of compliance.

  • To provide district personnel with appropriate data in a timely and effective manner so that decision makers at all levels are able to make well-informed decisions.

 

Specifically, the department's scope of responsibility includes:

  • Administering, reporting, and interpreting the state and local testing program

  • Guiding the development, administration, scoring, and interpretation of district-level formative assessments

  • Program evaluation

  • Researching instructional practices and innovations

  • Preparing grants for district initiatives related to data management and school improvement

Department of Testing & Accountability

 

Director of Testing and Accountability

Jason A. Hyler, MSA

Phone: (336) 342-8575      

Email:  jhyler@rock.k12.nc.us 

 

Department Operations:

  • Testing and Accountability

  • Test Score Analysis & Reporting

  • Data Coaching  

  • Advanc-ED Accreditation 

  • Program Evaluation / Grant Project Evaluations

  • Review and Approval of Research Projects

  • EVAAS Manager - Trainer

  • Oracle Application Express Database Application Developer

 

Director Job Responsibilities

Math - Science Secondary Level Lead Teacher 

Mary Doggett, MS

Phone:  (336) 342-8574        

Email:  mdoggett@rock.k12.nc.us

 

  • SchoolNet 

  • Benchmark Testing 

  • CASA Support

  • Formative Assessment  

Assistant Director of Testing

Suzanne Lee, MLIS

Phone:  (336) 348-6839    

Email: slee@rock.k12.nc.us

 

LEA Test Coordinator:

  • Testing Technology Technician

  • Staff Training

  • Materials Management

  • Student Reporting Database Management 

  • Precode, Scan and Reporting

                                                     

Testing Technology Technician Duties

Department Secretary & CEU Renewal Manager

Tricia Pearson

Phone: 336-342-8574        

Email:  ppearson@rock.k12.nc.us

 

  • Department Secretary and Book Keeper

  • CEU Renewal Manager and Contact Person

Parent Testing Newsletter

 

Welcome, RCS Parents!

Please click on the appropriate link below for general parent information regarding testing in Rockingham County Schools!

 

NCDPI Web Links

 

School Test Coordinators

 

For our School Test Coordinators

Below is the link for our RCS Testing informational site for test coordinators. There, you will find valuable information regarding testing in our district. Below that is the archived version of the former intranet site. Please check the new site for the most up to date information! 

 

Test Coordinator Site (NEW Site!)

 

Test Coordinator Information (Archived Intranet site)

 

Testing Calendars

 

Research

 
Research in Rockingham County Schools

 

Approval of Research

Prior to conducting research with staff or students in Rockingham County Schools, the researcher must obtain approval from the Director of Testing and Research. The process usually includes submission of a letter of request and supporting documents such as an Institutional Review Board (IRB) document and a sample of the survey or interview protocol. The district reviews the request and considers the level of intrusiveness of the research, level of confidentiality and importance of the research objectives to the education field and district. 

 

For a review of a research project proposal, please send documents to:

 

Mr. Jason Hyler

Director of Testing and Research 

920 Johnson Street, Reidsville, NC, 27320

 

Email with attachments is preferred:   

jhyler@rock.k12.nc.us        

 

 

Approved Research Studies

 

Researchers:  Jay Thomas, Student Investigator, Dr. Carl Lashley, Faculty Advisor

Affiliation: University of North Carolina Greensboro 

Title: Re-Culturing of Alternative Education: Identifying Key Attributes the Promote Student Turnaround
Subjects: Principals and Teachers at SCORE 

Approval Date: August 13, 2015

 

 

Researchers:  Jill Hall, Student Investigator, Kimberly Hewitt, Ph. D. Faculty Advisor

Affiliation: University of North Carolina Greensboro 

Title: Instructional Coaching for School Improvement 
Subjects: Principals and teachers at two high schools 

Approval Date: March 26, 2015

 

 

Researchers:  Christy Bailey Student Investigator, Kimberly Hewitt, Ph. D. Faculty Advisor

Affiliation: University of North Carolina Greensboro 

Title: What influences a female STEM student pathway?
Subjects:  A small number of selected students in one elementary, one middle school and one high school 

Approval Date: March 12, 2015   

 

Researcher: Jay Juchniewicz, Ph.D.

Affiliation: East Carolina University   

Title: An Examination of Questions Asked by Principals in Music Teacher Job Interviews
Subjects:  Principals 

Approval Date: December 6, 2014   

 

Researchers: Dr. Linda Hestenes and Rebekah C. Pierro

Affiliation: University of North Carolina Greensboro   

Title: Prekindergarten Science and Math Standards and Self-Efficacy
Subjects:  Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Teachers 

Approval Date: November 17, 2014  

 

Researchers: Dr.Peter Wilson

Affiliation: University of North Carolina Greensboro   

Title: Project LEAD: Leading, Empowering, Assisting, and Developing Secondary Mathematics Teachers to Increase Student Achievement
Subjects: High school teachers at selected schools who volunteer to participate.  

Approval Date: August 14, 2014  

 

 

Researchers: Dr. Samuel Miller and Melissa Adams-Budde

Affiliation: University of North Carolina Greensboro   

Title: Examining Elementary Literacy Teachers Prepardness to Implement the Common Core State Standards
Subjects: Elementary grade level teachers at selected schools who volunteer to participate.  

Approval Date: February 24, 2014 

 

 

Researchers: Melissa Beatson

Affiliation: University of North Carolina Greensboro   

Title: The Four Language Knowledge Blocks The Foundation for Word-Level Reading and Spelling
Subjects: Elementary grade level teachers at selected schools who volunteer to participate.  

Approval Date: February 6, 2014 

  

Researchers: Brian Muller and Dr. Carl Lashley

Affiliation: University of North Carolina Greensboro   

Title: A Case Study on the Roles, Functions, and Leadership Strategies of Central Office Administrators in District Improvement Initiatives
Subjects: Central Office Administrators who voluntarily respond to the survey. 

Approval Date: January 28, 2014 

 

Researcher: Kebbler Williams

Affiliation: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill   

Title: The Extent to Which Selected Demographic Factors are Correlated with Elementary Principals’ and Assistant Principals’ Perceptions of Culturally           Responsive Teaching Practices in North Carolina
Subjects: Principals and Assistant Principals who voluntarily respond to the survey. 

Approval Date: December 11, 2013 

 

Researcher: Bernadette Leblond

Affiliation: Duke University  

Title: Teacher Perception of Standard 6 for Evaluations
Subjects: Teachers who voluntarily respond to the survey. 

Approval Date: December 11, 2013 

 

Researcher: Patrick Hales

Affiliation: University of North Carolina Greensboro 

Title: Impact of Writing Instruction on Student Writing Development 
Subjects: Early College  High School Teachers and Students

Approval Date: December 11, 2013 

 

Researchers: Ellen S. Peisner-Feinberg, Ph. D. 

Affiliation: UNC Child Development Institute

Title: 2013-14 NC Pre-K Program Evaluation Kindergarten Follow-up Study  

Subjects: Six kindergarten students first assessed in Pre-K 

Approval Date: September 9, 2013  

  

Researchers: Dr. Nicole Smith and Dr. Vivian Hampton

Affiliation: North Carolina A&T State University

Title: Literacy: Educators' and Parents' Preparation and Perceptions  

Subjects: Teachers via email

Approval Date: July 10, 2013  

 

Researchers: Dr. Kimberly Hewitt and Dr. Holly Downs

Affiliation: University of North Carolina Greensboro

Title: School Data Use: A Pilot Study  

Subjects: Selected school or schools

Approval Date: May 2, 2013  

 

Researchers: Dr. Carl Lashley and Reginald Wilkerson

Affiliation: University of North Carolina Greensboro

Title: Examining the Perceptions and Experiences of African-American Male Principals in North Carolina’s Priority Schools  

Subjects: Selected Principal

Approval Date: May 2, 2013  

 

Researcher:   Dr. Rick Reitzug and Rhonda Schuhler

Affiliation: UNCG  

Title: Implementing Common Core Standards: Change Leadership in Support of Instructional Improvement

Subjects:  Principals

Approval Date:  February 20, 2013

 

Researcher: Dr. Rick Reitzug and Robin Finberg

Affiliation: University of North Carolina Greensboro

Title: The Journey of Becoming a Distinguished Teacher Leader

Subjects: Selected Principal and Three Teachers 

Approval Date: January 28, 2013   


Researcher: Dr. Nicole Martin

Affiliation: University of North Carolina Greensboro

Title: Comprehending Multiple Informational Genres in the Elementary Grades

Subjects: Selected Students in Elementary Grades 

Approval Date: November 2, 2012   

 

Researchers: Dr. Carl Lashley and Jean Maness

Affiliation: University of North Carolina Greensboro

Title: What Do Successful Elementary School Leaders Do That Promotes Academic Success of Students At Risk for School Dropout?

Subjects: Selected Principals

Approval Date: October 24, 2012  

 

Researcher: Ray VanNess

Affiliation: Gardner-Webb University

Title: Differentiated Instruction: Student Perception on Differentiated Assignments and Its Effects on Student Motivation and Grades

Subjects: Students in Grade 6 at WRMS

Approval Date: October 8, 2012   

 

Researcher: Jonita Taylor

Affiliation: UNCG

Title: I Have What IT Takes: Taking A Closer Look At Leadership In Culturally Diverse Schools

Subjects: Principals in highly diverse schools

Approval Date: July 22, 2012   

 

Researcher: K. Heather Allen

Affiliation: Western Carolina University

Title: Differentiation of Instruction

Subject: Alternative Schools

Approval Date: July 22, 2012 

 

Researcher: Allison Ormond

Affiliation: UNCG

Title: Teachers As Writers: English Teachers' Understanding of Writing and Themselves as Writers

Subjects: Selected English Teachers

July 17, 2012

 

Researchers:  Mr. Bernard Zdancewicz

Affiliation: Grand Canyon University
Title: Correlation of Servant Leadership and School Climate in Early College Programs in North Carolina
Subjects:  Administrator and teachers at the Early College High School  

Approval Date:  Preliminary approval pending final IRB February 8, 2012

 

Researcher: Dr. Wayne Journell

Affiliation: UNCG

Title: Defining Exemplar Political Instruction in Secondary Education

Subjects: One Teacher and Students in this Teacher's Classes (survey only)

Approval: February 6, 2012  

 

Researchers:  B. Jimenez, Ph. D.

Affiliation: University of North Carolina Greensboro 

Title: Early Numeracy Skills Builder Research Study

Subjects:  Two teachers and four students

Approval Date:  August 26, 2011

 

Researchers:  Leonard Lind, Data Collection Coordinator, Horizon Research Inc.

Affiliation: Contractor with the 2012 National survey of Science and Mathematics Education, NSF 

Title: 2012 National survey of Science and Mathematics Education,

Subjects:  Principals and five classroom teachers will complete a survey

Approval Date:  May 17, 2011

 

Researchers:  Cynthia Simko, National Opinion Research Center, Univ. of Chicago

Affiliation: Contractor with the Institute for Educational Research at the USDOE 

Title: School Improvement Status and Outcomes for Students with Disabilities Study

Subjects:  Principals and one EC Teacher of selected schools and will complete an online survey

Approval Date:  May 16, 2011

 

Researcher:   Rhonda Schuhler

Affiliation: UNCG  

Title: Leading Change in the Traditionally Change-Resistant Culture of High School

Subjects:  Principals

Approval Date:  March 30, 2011

 

Researcher:   Dain Butler

Affiliation: UNCG 

Title: Discovering Strategies of Support to Build Distinguished School Executives

Subjects:  Principals

Approval Date:  February 21, 2011

 

Researcher: Mariana Mereoui

Affiliation: UNCG 

Title: Family-Centered Practices for Young Children with Disabilities of Latino Heritage and their Families

Subjects:  Early Education Teachers

Approval Date:  December 13, 2010