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COORDINATOR - ASSESSMENT

Company: Atlanta Public Schools
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

Position Type:
DISTRICT LEADERSHIP/COORDINATOR

Date Posted:
5/15/2024

Location:
PIT: DATA & INFORMATION GROUP
POSITION SUMMARY

This position will administer and coordinate the system-wide implementation of national, state, and district assessment programs and initiatives, including training, and implement and monitor the assessment programs within the schools. The Assessment Coordinator will oversee various assessments' planning, implementation, and analysis to gauge student learning, inform instructional strategies, and meet regulatory requirements.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:

  • Master's degree in educational leadership or related field required. CERTIFICATION/LICENSE:
    • Must hold or be eligible for Georgia Professional Standards Commission certification at level L-5 or higher in Educational Leadership WORK EXPEREINCE:
      • 5 years of successful teaching experience required.
      • Experience as a school-level leader or testing coordinator in elementary, middle, or high school preferred. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
        • Ability to plan and coordinate complex, interrelated, and interdependent activities where unknowns and many contingency factors are involved.
        • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
        • Strong leadership skills with the ability to provide direction.
        • Ability to take initiative, provide detail-oriented results, and be highly organized.
        • Ability to utilize technology to manage information.
        • Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks, projects, and responsibilities.
        • Ability to apply critical thinking skills to render solutions to various issues.
          ESSENTIAL DUTIES
          • Lead collaborative teams of central office personnel and school leaders to evaluate and improve existing assessments and assessment administration processes.
          • Provide leadership regarding the system's assessment programs as required by federal, state, and local laws, policies, and procedures.
          • Serve as the district's primary contact with school leaders and coordinate the ordering, distributing, and collecting of assessment materials.
          • Investigate various means of assessing student performance and provide relevant recommendations for process improvements.
          • Accurately analyze, interpret, and prepare reports of District-wide student demographic and assessment data
          • Continuously support school administrators with duties/responsibilities related to the national, state, and local testing programs; continuously support the implementation of national, state, and local tests; and provide technical support for online testing management systems.
          • Utilize and maintain relationships with current vendors to ensure information is consistent and up to date with district and state priorities related to assessments.
          • Develop and deliver a robust training program related to the assessment program, data, and accountability mandates to internal and external stakeholders.
          • Communicate federal, state, and district assessment policy and law changes to internal and external stakeholders.
          • Monitor and evaluate local school assessment processes to ensure all schools follow federal, state, and district laws and regulations.
          • Collaborate with other departments and divisions within Atlanta Public Schools by exchanging information and ideas and providing technical assistance and support in the development and/or implementation of district programs, practices, and processes in compliance with national, state, and district assessment programs.
          • Required to have prompt, regular attendance in-person or virtually and be available to work on-site, in-person during regular business hours, and as needed.
          • Performs other duties as assigned by an appropriate administrator or their representative.
            PHYSICAL ABILITIES AND WORKING CONDITIONS

            The physical abilities, working conditions and other conditions of employment listed in this document are representative of, but are not intended to provide an exhaustive list of the requirements for positions in this classification. In the event of an emergency or situation requiring guidance from Federal, State, or local or school district authorities, the requirements of this position may change temporarily or for the school year to best serve the needs of our students.

            Vision: Ability to read small print and view a computer screen for prolonged periods.

            Hearing: Ability to tolerate exposure to noisy conditions

            Speech: Ability to be understood in face-to-face communications, to speak with a level of proficiency and volume to be understood over a telephone or computer.

            Upper Body Mobility: Ability to use hands to grasp and manipulate small objects; manipulate fingers, twist and bend at wrist and elbow; extend arms to reach outward and upward; use hands and arms to lift objects; turn, raise, and lower head.

            Strength: Ability to lift, push, pull and/or carry objects which weigh as much as 15 or more pounds on a frequent basis.

            Environmental Requirements: Ability to encounter constant work interruptions; work cooperatively with others; work independently; work indoors.

            Mental Requirements: Ability to read, write, understand, interpret and apply information at a moderately complex level essential for successful job performance; math skills at a high school proficiency level; judgement and the ability to process information quickly; learn quickly and follow verbal procedures and standards; give verbal instruction; rank tasks in order of importance; copy, compare, compile and coordinate information and records. Understand how to manage stress

            Additional Work Conditions & Physical Abilities: Will require travel to multiple sites.

            The Atlanta Public School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex,citizenship, ethnic or national origin, age, disability, medical status, military status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or any legally protected status in any of its employment practices, educational programs, services or activities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties.

            This job description is intended to accurately reflect the duties, responsibilities and requirements of the position. It is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the position. Management and administration reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary.

            COMPENSATION

            Salary Grade: 133

            Salary Range: APS Salary Schedules

            Work Days: 252

Keywords: Atlanta Public Schools, Atlanta , COORDINATOR - ASSESSMENT, Other , Atlanta, Georgia

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