Operations / Administration 47105 SPECIALIST, DATA DRIVEN INSTRUCTION & STUDENT LEARNING
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ASSESSMENT, REPORTING & DATA SUPPORT (ARD)
Traditional 235 work days
Salary Range: $63,852 – $77,316
Essential Functions and Objectives:
Administers and manages activities within a specific area of a responsibility. Serves as the subject matter expert and applies gained knowledge to execute, maintain and improve systems, programs, or processes.
Plans and coordinates the implementation of the District’s Data-driven Instruction (DDI) plan and Student Learning Objectives (SLOs). Administers the execution, maintenance, projects’ implementation, change management, and cross-functional alignment of workstreams. Interprets changes to the District curriculum and Colorado standards, ensuring SLOs and resources are aligned and informs teachers and principals of the implications of these changes.
– Provides various support and conducts activities related to logistics, reporting, training, communications, and processes. Participates in the planning and implementation of new initiatives.
– Assesses and troubleshoots escalated problems and applies expert understanding to resolve complex challenges of stakeholders; focuses on root cause identification in order to achieve systemic and sustainable improvement. Approves and documents exceptions for compliance record keeping and reporting.
– Ensures appropriate key stakeholder involvement in planning, goal-setting, and implementation to achieve buy-in of work products. Ensures purposeful, positive and professional interactions and relationships with all stakeholders; enables consistent application of work products across the district.
– Identifies opportunities for improvement, prioritizes, and recommends solutions to management. Implements approved enhancements to ensure consistency across the district. Identifies opportunities to reduce costs; analyzes available data, trends, and feedback, and ensures compliance with expectations for optimal operation and goal achievement.
– Works with regional staff to provide support and professional development to District schools in the areas of DDI, SLOs, assessment literacy, and use of the District’s assessments and assessment results.
– Develops high-quality DDI and SLO resources and protocols and facilitates professional learning opportunities for central departments, Instructional Leadership Teams (ILTs), and teachers to continuously improve student achievement; including collecting and analyzing data on resources and professional learning to improve strategy.
– Creates a positive data-driven instruction culture through investment and understanding with key stakeholders across the District, and builds capacity of stakeholders through ongoing support to implement effective DDI practices in schools.
– Contributes to the ongoing development and implementation of the SLO system, including providing support, communication, and training for SLOs to school leaders and teachers; as well as managing the development of District supported SLOs and corresponding assessments.
– Partners with departments to provide instructional data to schools that is meaningful and relevant to ILTs for use in coaching and instructional practice.
– Supports ILTs to build school-based collaborative structures and systems to collect and analyze student data and generate instructional action plans to improve practice and student achievement.
– Monitors SLO submissions, determining the quality of SLOs, and collaborating with schools to create the next steps to address SLOs that are not of high quality.
– Leads work with the online SLO application, identifying improvements and collaborating with the District’s technology services department to ensure upgrades are made in a timely manner.
Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:
– Minimum of five (5) years of successful teaching experience.
– Three (3) or more years of substantial knowledge and experience working with Colorado Academic Standards and/or Common Core State Standards.
– Two (2) or more years of school leadership experience preferred/
– Valid Colorado Driver’s License, appropriate insurance coverage, and acceptable driving record for the past three years.
– Strong understanding of the fundamental assessment concepts (e.g., reliability, validity).
– Strong presentation and facilitation skills with the ability to develop and present complex information to teachers, administrators, or other adults.
– Effectively handles multiple demands and competing deadlines.
– Aptitude for variety and changing expectations and a fast-paced environment.
– Strong attention to detail.
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
– Proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and Outlook, as well as Google Suite.
– Ability to understand and interpret assessment data.
– Effective time management and organizational skills.
– Demonstrated success in leading complex projects/bodies of work.
– Works collaboratively with others on a team.
– Bachelor’s Degree in education or related field required.
– Master’s Degree in education or related field preferred.
The Assessment, Reporting & Data Support (ARD) provides expertise and guidance in the collection, analysis, and communication of academic results to teachers, district leadership, families, and the community. We serve as a resource for test development, proper administration procedures, data collection, reporting, and analysis to inform instruction and improve student achievement.:
– Work Year Calendars (including accrued time off): http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/1129
– Benefits (including DPS contributions): http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/1397
– Compensation Structures: http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/244
– Employee must live and work with a permanent home address in Colorado while working for Denver Public Schools.
About Denver Public Schools:
Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.
DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth. Learn more at dpsk12.org.
Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.