Office of Assessment and Reporting
The Office of Assessment and Reporting (OAR) coordinates the division’s assessment program, including the preparation, administration, interpretation, and communication of student assessments. The office strives to cultivate positive and purposeful assessment experiences for Fairfax County students, families, teachers, and school leaders while ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local guidelines.
Previously known as the Office of Student Testing, the office was renamed in July 2020. OAR is located under the Chief Academic Office in the division organizational structure. The Office of Assessment and Reporting is organized into three teams addressing core areas of support and service to the FCPS community:
Policy Administration and Support
The assessment policy administration and support team is responsible for implementation oversight and support. The team provides professional development, guidance, coaching, resources and ongoing assistance for school staff to ensure that all students have appropriate assessment experiences. The policy administration and support team is based out of the Willow Oaks Administrative Center.
Analysis and Accountability
The assessment analysis and accountability team is responsible for coordinating communication and resources about measures of student success. The team works closely with cross-departmental teams to develop and deliver data analysis tools, strategic plan data analysis, and resources for school and division staff to monitor and support school improvement efforts. The assessment analysis and accountability team is based out of the Willow Oaks Administrative Center.
Operations and Data Management
The assessment operations and data management team oversees physical and electronic assessment resources. The team provides logistical and systems support necessary to ensure valid assessment results are reported for families, schools, and the state. The operations and data management team is based out of the Test Distribution Center (TDC) at the Johnie Forte Support Center.