Program Specialist, Assessment

Fulton County Board of Education Atlanta, GA
Title: Program Specialist, Assessment

Position Summary:

The Assessment Program Specialist provides leadership and coordination for assessment and item development to be used in the implementation of Fulton's balanced assessment system including the development of system assessments, item banks, and resources to support Fulton's competency based system framework. This position supports the Northwest Learning Community.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Supports and manages all aspects of assessment development to ensure quality assessments are available in a timely manner

* Develops and maintains project management documents outlining the persons responsible, the tasks, and the timelines associated with core assessment development projects

* Collaborates with District content owners to design test blueprints to monitor the academic progress and learning needs of students

* Creates assessments; Implements, and monitors assessment administration; Monitors quality control and item usage

* Leads and supports curriculum content experts in the development of a variety of assessment resources including development of performance tasks and rubrics, evidence blueprints, scoring guides, and student exemplars

* Provides guidance in appropriate Depth of Knowledge levels as related to assessment and standards

* Supports the development of Fulton's competency based system Framework

* Manages the assessment software to include design of content collections, naming conventions, formatting specifications, etc.; Manages the assessment resources such as item banks, passages, rubrics, etc.

* Coordinates implementation at both the system and school level; Collaborates with appropriate curriculum directors to ensure accurate quality items are populated into the item banks

* Engages and oversees contractors

* Provides local Assessment Support; Designs and manages rollout of school access to system assessments

* Provides professional learning around assessment administration procedures and in the development and use of standards mastery assessments

* Performs other duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator

Education and Experience

Education:

* Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree preferred

Experience:

* Minimum 3 years of experience administering and/or analyzing student assessments using an instructional management system either in a classroom, administrative, or research setting required

* Prior experience with standards-based instruction and professional staff development required

Certification:

* None required

Minimum Qualifications:

* Detailed knowledge and experience with standards-based instruction and assessment best practices

* Experience with curriculum development

* Demonstrated knowledge of methods for ensuring reliability and validity in item development and test construction

* Experience constructing test items that assess student knowledge and skills

* Knowledge of project management and process improvement methods

* Ability to plan and coordinate programs and administrative activities of a complex, interrelated and interdependent nature, where unknowns and numerous contingency factors are involved

* Demonstrated experience coordinating the work of others as part of a cross-functional team

* Ability to manage conflicting high-priority projects

* Must be able to successfully manage multiple tasks, projects, and responsibilities

* Ability to apply critical thinking skills in rendering solutions to various issues

* Must be able to collaborate effectively with District personnel, the general public, and work with diverse groups of people

* Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

Salary Information:

Salary Range for 2017-2018

* $63,108 - $74,481

Step placement credit may be granted for up to a maximum of 8 years (Step 9) of prior verifiable experience. Salary placement with Fulton County Schools is non-negotiable. Actual salary placement will be based on Fulton County Board of Education experience calculations from the Non-Teaching Salary Schedule B-235, Executive Scale, Step 1 - Step 9.

Complete Application:

* Online Application (include eReferences)

* Resume

It is the policy of the Fulton County School System not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability in any employment practice, educational program, or any other program, activity, or service. If you wish to make a complaint or request accommodation or modification due to discrimination in any program, activity, or service, contact Compliance Coordinator Ron Wade, 6201 Powers Ferry Rd, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30339, or phone 470-254-4585.TTY 1-800-255-0135.

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