Student Achievement Division


Brett Barley
Deputy Superintendent


Student Achievement Division
Office Overview Leadership
Assessment, Data & Accountability Management

ADAM’s crosscutting mission is central to all Nevada Department of Education offices and to Nevada districts, schools, parents and educators.  ADAM performs several functions critical to the effectiveness of the NDE as a change agent by informing the evaluation of effectiveness of schools, districts, and of State and federal improvement programs. 

ADAM provides data and information to inform the improvement of systems of support aligned to the goals and objectives of Nevada Ready! the State Improvement Plan. 

ADAM assures the validity, reliability and transparency of all processes related to the collection, management, and production of data related to the State-required assessments and to the statewide system of accountability (Nevada School Performance Framework or NSPF). Data is monitored and validated through well-designed and uniform processes for interacting with district users during data collection and production.

Peter Zutz
Career Readiness, Adult Learning & Education Options  Dedicated to developing innovative educational
opportunities for students to acquire skills for productive employment and lifelong learning.
Kristine Nelson

Early Learning & Development 

NV State Pre-k, Pre-k Development Grant, Head Start State Collaboration Office Grant, Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Grant, and Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Quality Dollars

Patricia Oya
Special Education 

This program is committed to ensuring that ALL students in Nevada are college-and career-ready upon exit from the public school system.

Will Jensen
Standards & Instructional Support 
 Corroboration and monitoring of the statewide content standards adoption and implementation plan.  
 Facilitation of the development and vetting of statewide instructional materials aligned to the standards and designed to support the Nevada educational K-12 system.  
Dave Brancamp
Student & School Supports  Advanced Placement & International Baccalaureate, ELL, GEAR UP, Homeless Children & Youths/McKinney-Vento, Indian Education, School Improvement, Striving Readers, Title I, 21st Century Community Learning Centers. Seng Dao Keo