Data & Information Systems

The Data & Information Systems Department is responsible for state reporting in terms of student achievement, student attendance monitoring, tracking and evaluation of student data, as well as management of the student database. This department also handles all testing guidelines, implementation, shipping, coordination and distribution of state and federal tests.

Applicable Federal/State Law

These tests are administered in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 and T.C.A §49-1-602 pertaining to district and school accountability. Modified assessments in Braille and large print are also provided in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1990.

Home Schooled students who are in 5th grade, 7th grade, and 9th grade and have registered with the Student Services Department at Hamilton County Department of Education are required to take TCAP tests. Please review the Hamilton County's TCAP Testing Schedule links below to see which tests are applicable. Letters will be sent with additional information.

The links below will provide information regarding all tests administered to Hamilton County students. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact a member of our department.

Hamilton County's TCAP Testing Schedule

Hamilton County's District Assessments

ACT Assessments

Hamilton County's NAEP Schools

State Testing Information (External Website)

NAEP Assessment (External Website)

PISA Assessment (External Website)

International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS External Website)

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS External Website)


Application for Conducting Research or Request for Data

Please note: The committee makes decisions once per month. 
Questions are welcome at: [email protected]

Contact us!


John Simon, Director of Data and Information Systems
Office: (423) 498-6761

Brian Seay, PowerSchool Supervisor
Office: (423) 498-7109

Darlene Johnson, PowerSchool Administrator
Office: (423) 498-7106

Janet Rains, PowerSchool Administrator
Office: (423) 498-7107

Charity Daan, Database Administrator
Office: (423) 498-6580

Jeff Lyles, Database Administrator
Office: (423) 498-7100

Kelly Mayer, Application Developer
Office: (423) 498-7353

Greg Bagby, Instructional Tech Coordinator
Office: (423) 498-7136

Jeremy Knox, Coordinator Information Technology- Technology Support
Office: (423) 498-6589

Bill KinnamanCoordinator Information Technology- Enterprise Support
Office: (423) 498-6587

David McNish, Information Tech Coordinator
Office: (423) 498-6593

Alan Walker, Information Tech Coordinator
Office: (423) 498-6601

Emily Spears, Administrative Assistant

Office: (423) 498-6600

Tammy Carneim, Coordinator for Accountability & Research
Office: (423) 498-6726

Cheryl Ladd, District Testing Coordinator
Office: (423) 498-7110

Tikedra Kellum, Research Analyst
Office: (423) 498-6836

Josh Thompson
Research Analyst
Office: (423) 498-67

Becca Smith, Data Coordinator
Office: (423) 498-6725

Colton Stephens, Data Integration Coach
Office: (423) 498-6776

Heather ShawData Integration Coach
Office: (423) 498-6849