The Department of Research, Accountability, and Assessment/Data Warehouse (DRAA/DW) provides data analyses, evaluations, and other services to facilitate the monitoring of progress towards accomplishing the Blueprint 2.0 vision, purpose, and core values. The department is committed to supporting the vision that Baltimore County Public Schools will be among the highest performing school systems in the nation as a result of creating, sustaining, and investing in a culture of deliberate excellence for every student, every school, and every community.

The Department of Research, Accountability, and Assessment/Data Warehouse is responsible for:

  • Conducting and reporting results of research and program evaluations related to factors that impact student achievement
  • Implementing and monitoring state and county-mandated testing programs, including the MAP (Measure of Academic Process), Maryland School Assessment (MSA and Alt-MSA), High School Assessments (HSA), and the PSAT
  • Coordinating preparation of the system's annual Report on Results as well as other accountability and compliance processes and reporting, such as the Maryland School Performance Program Report, the Master Plan, and the Bridge to Excellence Master Plan Update
  • Supporting the business intelligence and data warehouse information systems.
  • Coordinating the development of school boundaries
  • Developing strategies and long-range facility plans to meet capacity and instructional program needs

The office Web sites for the Department of Research, Accountability, and Assessment/Data Warehouse provide you with:

  • The latest BCPS testing calendars
  • Information for parents, students, and all other stakeholders on assessment and testing resources
  • The process to obtain approval to conduct research in Baltimore County Public Schools
  • Links to various reports and statistical information related to student achievement
  • Additional details about the department's services and major office initiatives
  • Information on school boundary processes
  • School capacity and enrollment data
Dr. Russell Brown
Chief Accountability and Performance Management Officer

Deb Zoller
Executive Assistant

Kevin Connelly
Executive Director
Assessment and Performance Management

Stacy Jankiewicz
Administrative Assistant
Assessment and Performance Management

Executive Director
Strategic Planning and Research

Christine Faya
Administrative Assistant
Strategic Planning and Research

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