Accountability & Assessment

The Department of Assessment and Accountability supports schools in Thomas County by collecting, analyzing, and reporting on various data. Data sources include student achievement data, staff perception surveys, student surveys, and parent surveys. Student achievement data are largely provided from state-mandated student assessments such as the Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) and Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) and perception data are collected during the spring of each school year using stakeholder surveys.

Most state-mandated assessments are subject to a state testing calendar established by the Georgia Department of Education. However, in some instances state-mandated assessments are scheduled locally by the Department of Accountability after consultation with schools. Questions about CRCT, GHSGT or other state-mandated tests can be answered by school personnel or by contacting Dr. Robert Dechman.


Robert Dechman, Ed.D.
Director of Federal Programs, Accountability and Assessment
Ph: (229) 225-4380 ext. 133
Fax: (229) 225-5012

Sheila Whitley
Federal Programs Secretary
Ph: (229) 225-4380 ext. 132
Fax: (229) 225-5012