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License and Certification Qualifications: Must hold or be eligible for a valid Georgia Educator's Certificate in Educational Leadership and/or Support Personnel License issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

Education Qualifications: Master's degree in related field required. Specialist or doctorate degree in related field preferred.

Experience Qualifications: Five years of assessment experience in a leadership and/or administrative role required. Five years of successful teaching experience in an instructional leadership role and/or administrative experience preferred. Experience as a system-level instructional director and experience in test development and administration preferred.

Skills Qualifications: Ability to work successfully with colleagues, including district and school-based personnel, community members, and external customers; ability to develop, coordinate, supervise, and manage K-12 assessments; ability to develop strategies and processes to support continuous improvement for the assessment program functions; demonstrate a high degree of knowledge in assessment literacy; demonstrate high degree of skill in organization and problem-solving; ability to project and generate positive attitudes; ability to demonstrate knowledge of instructional and support technologies and working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite.

Primary Responsibilities: Direct the development and implementation of a comprehensive and balanced accountability and assessment system, which includes the development of all local assessments and the implementation of national, state, and local assessment programs.

1. Work with program directors and other staff to provide for continuity in curriculum and assessment through planning, developing, and implementing a rigorous K-12 assessment program.
a. Direct the administration all K-12 assessments required by the state and district.
b. Direct the development, implementation, and administration of the district assessment program, including Student Performance Goals and curriculum embedded performance tasks.
c. Support staff at the local schools in the administration of assessments.
d. Disseminate test results and train staff to understand information used to facilitate instructional planning.


2. Work with contractors, directors, teachers, and other district personnel to develop and maintain reliability and validity and to score and report local assessments
a. Develop and implement an assessment development plan.
b. Collaborate with vendors regarding the development of assessment items, rubrics, rationales, and other components of the test development cycle.
c. Provide for teacher and stakeholder input through assessment and data review processes.
d. Manage contracts related to test development.


3. Conduct research and prepare special reports for the Executive Director of Accountability and Assessment.
a. Develop score reports and provide reports to schools to check for accuracy as requested and as test results are reported.
b. Submit confirmed test results reports to appropriate personnel and work closely with the Department of Communication and Media Relations.


4. Direct the collaboration, coordination, and planning of professional development opportunities to train school personnel in the effective articulation of curriculum, assessment, instruction, assessment development, and data analysis to inform instructional decisions.
a. Solicit and organize information from those coordinating testing.
b. Assist in planning and organizing meetings.
c. Oversee the delivery of information and instructions to those coordinating testing.
d. Plan and deliver professional learning to central office staff, school leaders, and teachers.



5. Work with state, district, and school level departments and committees to plan for the implementation of assessment initiatives.
a. Plan and coordinate meetings with internal and external audiences.
b. Solicit feedback and analyze data received from feedback.
c. Solve problems to support the implementation of assessment initiatives.
d. Implement and monitor assessment initiatives.


6. Prepare policies and procedures necessary for standardized and Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) assessment support and alignment.
a. Review and identify procedures to be updated.
b. Propose policy and procedural revisions, align cross-divisional support for changes, and submit proposals to the Executive Director of Accountability and Assessment.



7. Collaborate with local school and district personnel to ensure students engage in appropriate assessments with appropriate accommodations to effectively measure progress against local, national, and world-class standards.
a. Work with the Special Education and Psychological Services Department and English Language Learners Office to support the determination of allowable accommodations as determined by the Georgia Department of Education.
b. Support the division and offices in the communication of new accommodations and applications.
c. Support special education in monitoring the use of the accommodations and report misuse to appropriate authorities.


8. Perform other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time. Employee is also required to talk, hear, stand, and walk. The employee may be required to use hands to touch, handle, feel, and/or reach. Employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Aug 26, 2022. Gwinnett County Public Schools Jobs from GA Job Source

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