Deputy of Accountability
Rosemary E. Hughes, Ph.D.440 N. Broad St., Second Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Programs & Services
Programs & Services
The Office of Accountability provides management and implementation of major Assessment Programs including:
Provides professional development and other support to educators in District, Charter and Partnership Schools in the use of a variety of assessment data and tools to help improve instructional practice and student achievement, including:
Monitors the delivery of products and services from test contractors to ensure adherence to contract requirements and specifications.
Coordinates the School District of Philadelphia’s Test Security program by training regional and school staff on test security requirements and investigating alleged violations of the security policy and being the liason with the Pennsylvania Department of Education on test security issues.
Court Orders and Mandates
The Office of Educational Equity is responsible for providing information to schools and administrative offices on these court orders, as well as monitoring the compliance of these orders.
LGBTQ Community Organizations
It is the commitment of the School District of Philadelphia to ensure the safety of all students including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. The Office of Educational Equity connects schools with community based organizations to deliver supports. Students and families who need assistance with these matters may refer to one of the organizations that service the School District of Philadelphia
Chapter 16: Services for Mentally Gifted
The process and procedures for gifted education parallels that of special education for students with disabilities in many respects. Chapter 16 specifies the responsibilities of school districts in providing notices to parents, obtaining parental conset, conducting screening and evaluation, determining placement, providing gifted education, and conducting due process hearings and mediation. Accordingly, gifted education provides opportunities for acceleration or enrichment, or both, as appropriate that go beyond the program the student would receive in general education.
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Phone: 215.400.4250 Fax: 215.400.4251