CLASS TITLE: DISTRICT ASSESSMENT COORDINATOR
REPORTS TO: Chief Academic Officer
EXEMPT STATUS: Exempt
APPROVED: January 14, 2016- Order #2016-1720
BASIC FUNCTION: Facilitates and coordinates the services essential to the implementation of state and local student assessments.
- Serve as the primary contact between the district and the state assessment and accountability program.
- Create policies and procedures to ensure maximum security of testing materials throughout the district in accordance with requirements described by the Kentucky Department of Education and the test vendors.
- Ensure the secure transfer of testing materials and resulting data from KDE or test vendor to the district office and to the schools and testing facilities.
- Ensure the training of all school personnel who will have access to secure test materials.
- Ensure that timelines, policies and procedures are communicated to the schools.
- Distribute test results to the Superintendent, Chief Academic Office, Principals and Building Assessment Coordinators.
- Attend assessment and accountability meetings and trainings.
- Promote appropriate and ethical assessment practices within the district.
- Facilitate the dissemination of all data and information to all stakeholders.
- Directs and interprets district student assessment program as related to CATS, serves as the district contact on questions related to CATS data, communication, etc.
- Serves as the district contact for Response to Intervention (RTI) screening activities.
- Directs assessment for student identification purposes (Child Find, G/T, LEP, etc) and assists program coordinators with data analysis, interpretation, and communication.
- Assists schools with identification of innovative assessment programs, manages purchasing/order process as schools implement assessment programs.
- Communicates assessment progress, needs, and changes to key stakeholders in the district.
- Coordinates and facilitates the implementation of School and District Report Cards.
- Assists/coaches teachers in integrating formative assessment practices in schools and individual classrooms. This includes assisting teachers as they develop assessment items, analyze student work, and making instructional decisions based on the results of those assessments.
- Actively participate in appropriate state-level organizations that will keep the district informed and prepared for assessment innovations as they emerge.
- Maintains regular attendance.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
- Record-keeping techniques.
- Operation of a computer terminal and data entry techniques.
- Oral and written communication skills.
- Research methods and report writing techniques.
- Laws, rules and regulations related to assigned activities.
- Policies and objectives of assigned program and activities.
- Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
- Technical aspects of field of specialty.
- Understand and follow oral and written directions.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
- Maintain records and prepare reports.
- Operate a computer terminal.
- Prioritize and schedule work.
- Learn, apply and explain policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
- Maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions.
- Determine appropriate action within clearly defined guidelines.
- Work independently with little direction.
- Meet schedules and time lines.
- Work is performed while standing, sitting and/or walking
- Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision and hearing
- Requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations
- Requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching
- Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull light weights
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Master’s Degree
- Five (5) years experience in the areas of data analysis, assessment, curriculum, and school improvement planning
- At least three (3) years of successful teaching experience
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
- Valid Kentucky Teaching Certificate
- Certification either as a school superintendent, supervisor of instruction, or school principal