Assessment and Accountability

RESPONSIBILITIES -The Assessment and Accountability Department is responsible for all state assessments K-12, Credit By Exam (CBE), Exams for Acceleration.  We assist with PSAT, SAT, and ACT exams.  We also coordinate HB5 Community Engagement, the District Educational Improvement Council (DEIC), the District Improvement Plan (DIP), and assist campus personnel with the Campus Improvement Plan (CIP).  DeSoto ISD is committed to using State and local assessments to measure and assess student learning and programs. 

GOALS - The goals of the Assessment and Accountability Department are the following:

  • Analyze data and provide reports to curriculum departments
  • Improve training and awareness of state and federal accountability standards
  • Improve testing security, distribution, and procedures during assessments

2015-2016 District Improvement Plan
2016-2017 District Improvement Plan


Kathy Ferrell
Kathy Ferrell, Director

200 E. Belt Line Rd., DeSoto, Texas 75115
Phone (972) 274-8212 x248
Fax (972) 274-8008
kathy.ferrell@desotoisd.org


Catalina Gibbs
Administrative Assistant
Phone (972) 274-8212 x248
catalina.gibbs@desotoisd.org