Accountability & Assessment


Karen Baurkot, Director of Assessment
Secretary: Dawn Apgar
Phone: 484-765-4180

Robin Miller, PIMS Administrator
Phone: 484-765-4294

Administration Building
31 S. Penn Street
P.O. Box 328
Allentown, PA 18105
Fax: 484-765-4182

Department Overview

The Office of Accountability and Assessment is responsible for:

  • reporting District data to the state and federal government;
  • managing data analysis for the District. Data is used to make instructional decisions, evaluate District programs, and plan for future years. The data analyzed includes PSSA scores, Keystone Exams, Study Island Benchmarks, enrollment, attendance and demographic;
  • coordinating administration of standardized tests, particularly the PSSA, Keystone Exams, Study Island Benchmarks DIBELS, and Gates-MacGinitie;
  • reviewing all research projects ongoing in the District;
  • managing the District's student information system, Sapphire; and
  • ensuring equal access to education for all children