Testing and Improvement Analyst

Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
Dec 20, 2018
Closes
Feb 01, 2019
Function
Analyst
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time

Job Description:

The Testing and Improvement Analyst supports the Chief Accountability Officer through, but not limited to, coordinating state and division test administrations and supporting schools, departments, and the division in continuous improvement planning, monitoring, and reporting. The position is responsible for oversight of continuous improvement efforts and must coordinate with a wide variety of school officials throughout ACPS. The position works under the general supervision of the Chief Accountability Officer.

The position reports to the Chief Accountability Officer.

Qualifications:

  • Education: Minimum of a bachelor's degree in education, psychology, evaluation, or statistics; (Master's degree preferred).
  • Experience: Job related within specialized field with increasing levels of responsibility is required.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • SKILLS are required to perform multiple non-technical and technical tasks and manage projects with a potential need to learn new skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: planning and managing multiple simultaneous projects; coordination of efforts across multiple stakeholders; presenting information (oral, visual, and/or written) in an engaging manner to an array of audiences; using pertinent software applications; preparing and maintaining accurate data files and records; and operating standard office equipment.
  • KNOWLEDGE is required to coordinate test administrations and support division improvement efforts including but not limited to: common test administration procedures, SOL data reporting requirements, state and federal accountability systems, continuous improvement planning, and process improvement strategies. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: Competence in word processing (e.g. Word), database (e.g. Excel, Access), and other computer applications.
  • ABILITY is required to effectively transfer knowledge to others and work collaboratively with diverse groups of people; two-way communication and the need to be self-reflective; effectively identify root problems and work systematically to implement viable solutions; work independently and as a member of a team. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: collaborate with variety of stakeholders, excellent facilitation and public speaking skills, attention to detail, ability to analyze data accurately and on a timely basis; maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities; and working with detailed information/data.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate the implementation of the division's standardized testing and assessment program.
  • Provide support and in-service training to school-based staff in the administration of multiple annual testing cycles.
  • Compile and analyze testing and assessment results for the division and individual schools.
  • Prepare informal or formal reports and presentations suitable for various audiences.
  • Support the division's continuous improvement vision through assisting schools and departments in the implementation of continuous improvement beliefs, values, and practices.
  • Collaboratively assist schools and departments in their planning, monitoring, and reporting of improvement efforts.
  • Facilitate improvement communities on critical topics to accelerate learning across settings.
  • Perform other related duties as may be assigned by the Chief Accountability Officer.

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