Assessment, Accountability, and Continuous Improvement (AACI)

The Assessment, Accountability, and Continuous Improvement (AACI) unit provides assessment, data, planning, and technical assistance services to support districts and schools in improving student outcomes. Assessment support focuses on statewide assessments such as the Smarter Balanced assessments under the umbrella of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) and English Learner Proficiency Assessments of California (ELPAC). Data services include support with data accuracy, data analytics, data reports, and dynamic data visualizations through a variety of digital platforms. Strategic planning support includes a focus on building educator capacity in developing the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), LCAP Federal Addendum, and School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA).
AACI convenes a variety of networks and workshops to enable district leaders to connect with job-alike peers while also providing a venue to update educators on recent legislation, effective resources, and best practices related to their role. Networks and workshops include:

  • California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data Systems (CALPADS) Network
  • Project and English Learner Directors (PELD) Network
  • Riverside County Assessment Network (RCAN)
  • LCAP Leads and LCAP Teams

AACI team members are available to support a variety of topics including but not limited to:

Melissa Bazanos Hutton, Ed.D., Executive Director

  • California System of Support including Geographic Lead Agency Coordination
  • Differentiated Assistance Coordination for School Districts
  • mbazanos@rcoe.us

Naomi Mangalindan-Dimacali, Director

Steve Ayon, Data and Analytics Administrator

  • Data Visualization and Automation
  • Analytics Support
  • sayon@rcoe.us

Nick Chitwood, Ed.D., Data Coordinator

  • Data Collaboration and partnerships including geographic area data collaboration and CORE Data Collaborative facilitation.
  • Strategic Plan Metrics Support (e.g., LCAP, SPSA)
  • nchitwood@rcoe.us

Colleen Flavin, Ed.D., Administrator

  • Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI), Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (ATSI), and Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) assistance for district and school leadership teams.
  • SPSA Support
  • cflavin@rcoe.us

Chun-Wu Li, Ph.D., Assessment and Accountability Administrator

  • Assessment administration and support including RCAN and CALPADS network facilitation.
  • Research and Evaluation
  • cli@rcoe.us

Alisha Morff, Administrator

  • Differentiated Assistance and LCAP Support
  • Accountability and Strategic Planning Support for Charter Schools
  • amorff@rcoe.us

Lisa Winberg, Administrator

  • State and Federal Programs support including PELD Network facilitation and Federal Program Monitoring (FPM) support.
  • Region 10 EL Specialist focusing on EL Assessment and Accountability
  • lwinberg@rcoe.us

 Brian Wood, Administrator

  • LEA Test Coordinator support including ELPAC administration and Smarter Balanced suite of resources.
  • Strategic Plan Metrics Support (e.g., LCAP, SPSA)
  • bwood@rcoe.us

Use links below to navigate to resources for each network. Links are also available to resources for data support, English Learner support, and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Additional data and assessment services available upon request.