Manager-Assessment Development
Fulton County Schools - Atlanta, GA

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Description:
  • Provides leadership and coordination of all aspects of assessment and item development for the use in the implementations of a balanced assessment program for the system. This includes the development and implementation of system assessments, item banks, and secure non-state-tested subject area assessments such as Student Learning Objectives.
Job Summary: ¨

Responsible for Assessment Module in the Instructional Management System
• Coordinates implementation at both the system and classroom level
• Collaborates with appropriate staff to provide professional learning
• Manages the assessment resources such as item banks, passages, rubrics, etc… ¨
Item Banks Management • Develops and implements the process for item bank creation and maintenance
• Collaborates with appropriate curriculum directors to ensure accurate quality items are populated into the item banks
• Develops relationships with other Georgia counties that have item banks to start a statewide item sharing collaborative
• Engages and oversees contractors/item writers
• Investigates, recommends, and supervises implementation of vendor item banks
• Assures quality control of items ¨
Coordinates and manages all aspects of assessment development to ensure quality assessments are available in a timely manner • Develops and maintains project management documents outlining the persons responsible, the tasks, and the timelines associated with core assessment development projects
• Develops and implements the process for assessment creation
• Collaborates with District content owners to design test blueprints to monitor the academic progress and learning needs of students
• Creates assessments from the blueprints
• Implements and monitors assessment administration
• Monitors quality control and item usage
• Procures and evaluates vendor services to develop or administer assessments ¨
Local Assessment Support • Designs and manages rollout of school access to teacher level item banks
• Assists schools in using item banks
• Provides guidance and training on test development to local schools ¨
Works with outside vendors and other support departments to ensure timely receipt of administration materials ¨

Develops alternative assessment methods (other than paper/pencil administrations) and oversees implementation ¨

Plans the use of assessment instruments that use technology to assist in the reporting and analysis of results, including disaggregation of subgroup achievement data ¨

Supervises other staff ¨

Performs other duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Demonstrate knowledge of methods for ensuring reliability and validity in item development and test construction
  • Experience constructing test items that assess student knowledge and skills
  • Knowledge of project management and process improvement methods
  • Ability to plan and coordinate programs and administrative activities of a complex, interrelated and interdependent nature, where unknowns and numerous contingency factors are involved
  • Demonstrate ability to utilize technology to manage information
  • Demonstrate experience coordinating the work of others as a part of a cross-functional team
  • Ability to manage conflicting high-priority projects
  • Must be able to successfully manage multiple tasks, projects, and responsibilities
  • Ability to apply critical thinking skills in rendering solutions to various issues
  • Must be able to collaborate effectively with District personnel, the general public, and work with diverse groups of people
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
Required Experience:
  • Minimum 5 years of experience administering and/or analyzing student assessments either ina classroom, adminstrative, or research setting required, Project management experience required; Experience working with and supporting classroom teachers strongly preferred
Salary Information:

Salary Range
  • $61,130.00 - $74,168.00
Step placement credit may be granted for up to a maximum of 7 years (Step 8) of prior verifiable experience. Salary placement with Fulton County Schools is non-negotiable. Actual salary placement will be based on Fulton County Board of Education experience calculations from the Non-Teaching Salary Schedule B-235, Executive Scale, Step 1 - Step 8.

Complete Application:
  • Online Application (E-References)
  • Resume
It is the policy of the Fulton County School System not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability in any employment practice, educational program, or any other program, activity, or service. If you wish to make a complaint or request accommodation or modification due to discrimination in any program, activity, or service, contact Compliance Coordinator Ron Wade, 786 Cleveland Avenue, S.W. , Atlanta , Georgia 30315, or phone 404-763-4585. TTY 1-800-255-0135

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