JOB DESCRIPTION: ASSESSMENT COORDINATOR
ABOUT BART CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOL
Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School (“BART”) is a nationally recognized, award-winning, college-preparatory, public middle and high school located in Adams, Massachusetts. As the only charter school in Berkshire County, it is consistently ranked among the top schools in Massachusetts for student academic achievement and growth.
Committed to its mission to prepare its students for college and a lifetime of learning, BART is a community of 363 curious and creative students, devoted and innovative teachers and staff members, and families dedicated to the success of their children. The student body is richly diverse, each member with an important personal story. The School is built around a makerspace, and its academic program comprises an intense academic core curriculum enriched by ample elective courses in the arts and technology as well as opportunities for students to pursue independent creative and scholarly projects. Before they graduate, BART students must pass courses on college campuses, take and pass collegiate-skills courses each year, complete an internship within the region, and participate in a rigorous program of mock interviews, portfolio presentations, and annual science fairs.
The success enjoyed by BART’s students and the School as a whole results from a school culture characterized by the pursuit of excellence and
conviction that each student can succeed in college, regardless of background or previous school performance;
belief that more time for learning, through BART’s longer school day and longer school year, will improve learning;
an emphasis on effort and reflection as keys to students’ growth; and
a strong, intimate community with supports in place for all members to reach, to take intellectual chances, and to achieve remarkable things.
The Assessment Coordinator is a part time, school year position that reports directly to the Principal.
EXPECTATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
In conjunction with the Principal, develop and execute an annual assessment calendar (including PARCC, MCAS, PSAT, AP, and Accuplacer as well as interim assessments)
As the official Assessment Coordinator for the school, serve as the primary point-person for external organizations in relation to assessment administration, including DESE, Pearson, the College Board, ANet, etc
Create project plans to coordinate logistics of assessment administration and proactively communicate roles and responsibilities to staff
Oversee student test administration and coordination of all test logistics including organization of assessment materials and scheduling
Provide training to staff on procedures and protocols related to assessment administration
Collaborate with instructional staff on the creation, storage, and analysis of school designed interim assessments
Provide support to teachers on the use of testing software
Other responsibilities as designated by the Principal, including but not limited to administrative support for administration.
Ability to handle unforeseen challenges and multiple priorities of an organization committed to continuous improvement
Proactive problem solver who demonstrates initiative and passion for work
Commitment to the belief that all students can learn and to the mission of educational equity
Strong work ethic, including a demonstrated ability to set and meet high goals as well as ability to establish timelines and consistently meet deadlines
Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills; proven ability to communicate with diverse audiences, to develop support for initiatives among stakeholders, and to motivate and work cooperatively with others
Exceptional analytical skills, including an ability to innovate ways of communicating complex information
Demonstrated expertise with various computer information and data management systems (i.e. Microsoft Excel) as well as experience with student information systems (PowerSchool)
B.A./B.S. required, M.A. preferred; candidates with relevant experience in data analytics from education, public, or private sectors will be considered
Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience and expertise in implementing multi-tiered systems of academic and/or behavioral support.
Please email a resume, cover letter and three references to email@example.com addressed to James White, specifying for which position you are applying. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
BART Charter Public School is an equal opportunity employer. BART does not discriminate in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its services, programs or activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness or age.
For more information about BART and its programs, please visitwww.bartcharter.org.
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