Student Assessment—Staff

Updated 9/9/13

Division of Student Assessment
Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street, E-216
Springfield, IL 62777
Phone: (866) 317-6034
Fax: (217) 782-6097

Mary O'Brian — Director of Assessment

Angela Chamness— Division Administrator

Daniel L. Brown — Division Supervisor
Name and Title Program Function
Shu-Ren Chang
Principal Consultant
Jessica Dare
Principal Consultant
Illinois Alternate Assessment (IAA) Program Coordinator
Megan Forness
Principal Consultant
Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) Coordinator
Dan Frederking
Principal Consultant
PARCC Field Test Coordinator; Reading Specialist
Shelley Hamlin
Program Specialist I  
Administrative Assistant
Rachel Jachino
Principal Consultant
Mathematics Specialist
Bridina Lemmer
Principal Consultant
Science Specialist
Dan Long
State PARCC Coordinator
PARCC - Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers
Andy Metcalf
Principal Consultant
NAEP State Coordinator, Explore/Plan Coordinator, Data and Psychometrics Specialist
Jim Palmer
Principal Consultant
Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) Coordinator
Barry Pedersen
Principal Consultant
ELL Assessment Coordinator
Cathy Toncray
Program Specialist II 
Administrative Assistant to the Director of Assessment and the Division Administrator
Veronica Williams
Principal Consultant
Contracts Coordinator
Diana Zaleski
Principal Consultant