Assessment Data Specialist

Round Hill, VA
Apr 04, 2018
May 14, 2018
Full Time

The Assessment Data Specialist, under the supervision of the Supervisor of Assessment Services, supports schools with state and local assessment administration, reporting, and analysis.

* Develop student data file requirements for each assessment window collaborating with the Office of Information Management and Data Security for file production and data validation
* Review assessment data for accuracy, in compliance with Virginia Department of Education regulations and assessment vendor requirements
* Develop and improve upon automated solutions to perform office tasks more accurately and efficiently
* Research, compile, and analyze assessment data, producing custom reports as requested
* Maintain user accounts for various assessment management systems
* Design and present professional development on assessment management systems, assessment data usage, educational technology, and other relevant topics
* Work with school staff, students, and vendors to troubleshoot technical issues
* Serve as the office's liaison with the Department of Digital Innovation
* Maintain confidentiality while working with protected student data in compliance with FERPA and other applicable laws and regulations
* Perform other duties as assigned

* Bachelor's degree; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
* Knowledge of Virginia's state assessment program
* Knowledge of student information systems or an equivalent database, to include basic queries and report generation
* Knowledge of Microsoft Access, to include basic queries; ability to develop SQL code preferred
* Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, to include pivot tables, conditional formatting, advanced filtering and sorting techniques, and formula implementation; ability to develop VBA code preferred
* Ability to troubleshoot assessment-related technical issues on multiple platforms (iOS, ChromeOS, Windows); familiarity of school server configuration preferred
* Ability to work independently, organize and prioritize work effectively, work cooperatively with others on group projects, and provide high quality customer service

The Assessment Data Specialist reports to the Supervisor of Assessment Services.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work is mostly sedentary with periods of brief physical activity, and is performed in office surroundings. Typical positions require workers to walk or stand for long periods; lift and carry up to 40 pounds; climb stairs, bend, reach, hold, grasp and turn objects; and use fingers to operate computer keyboards.

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