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Student Assessment SpecialistJobID: 45702
Position Type:
Business Professionals/Assessment
Date Posted:
Student Assessment
Date Available:
Location:Area:Job Category:
Hattie Mae White Bldg.NorthwestBusiness Professionals
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POSITION TITLE: Student Assessment Specialist


Job Code: RA0060



Job Family – Research & Accountability

JOB SUMMARY: Provides technical support and manages all aspects of assigned federal, district-wide, and state-wide mandated assessment programs, including interpreting state and federal guidelines, managing data, developing program logistics, scheduling, and designing and implementing training and staff development for assigned campuses and pertinent departments. Analyzes procedural and reporting/scoring errors and implements remediation steps. Serves as first tier liaison for district clients, vendors, and state agencies.


List most important duties first
  1. Plans and coordinates assigned district wide assessment programs, including all logistical planning, policy implementation, and scheduling for all students at assigned district campuses
  2. Designs, develops, coordinates and implements test coordinator trainings for specific assessment programs, including but not limited to, all state and district mandated programs K-12, alternative reporting programs, and online assessments
  3. Functions as first level or first tier contact for resolving test related issues.
  4. Investigates, reviews, and advises district test coordinator on assessment incidents, reported irregularities, and scoring reporting issues.
  5. Researches and advises district test coordinator, HISD staff, parents, and other entities on state, district and federal guidelines regarding assessment procedures.
  6. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree; Master's Degree preferred

WORK EXPERIENCE: 3 - 5 years’ Experience in public speaking and handling difficult customer situations Experience organizing and managing projects with limited supervision Teaching experience preferred

TYPE OF SKILL AND/OR REQUIRED LICENSING/CERTIFICATION: Microsoft Office (Excel, Power Point, Word), HTML, Chancery Office equipment (e.g., computer, copier) Position will require annual certification by the Texas Education Agency each testing year. Above average communication skills. Basic understanding of statistics and standard testing measures and procedures.

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES: Work Leadership. Regularly provides project management or team leadership to a group of two or more employees, but does not have formal supervisory responsibility. Leading and directing is restricted to monitoring work and providing guidance on escalated issues. Most of work time is spent performing many of the same duties they are leading.

WORK COMPLEXITY/INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT: Work is substantially complex, varied and regularly requires the selection and application of technical and detailed guidelines. Independent judgment is required to identify, select, and apply the most appropriate methods as well as interpret precedent. Position regularly makes recommendations to management on areas of significance to the department. Supervision received typically consists of providing direction on the more complex projects and new job duties and priorities.

BUDGET AUTHORITY: Analyzes and interprets data and figures.

PROBLEM SOLVING: Decisions are made on both routine and non-routine matters with some latitude, but are still subject to approval. Job is occasionally expected to recommend new solutions to problems and improve existing methods or generate new ideas.

IMPACT OF DECISIONS: Decisions have considerable impact to multiple divisions or the organization causing risks or improvements to relationships, significant efficiencies or delays in operations, and/or significant financial gains or expenses. Errors are serious and difficult to discover, normally involve decisions not subject to detailed review and will result in excessive costs and/or significant project delays.

COMMUNICATION/INTERACTIONS: Collaborate and solve problems – works with others to resolve problems, clarify or interpret complex information/policies, and provide initial screening/negotiations without approval authority. Interactions are typically with customers, senior level professional staff, and managers.

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS: Regularly assesses and diffuses complex, and escalated customer issues. Takes personal responsibility and accountability for solving systemic customer service problems. Regularly explores alternative and creative solutions to meeting the needs of the customer within HISD's policies and guidelines.

WORKING/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Work involves some exposure to moderate risk of accident and requires following basic safety precautions. Ability to adequately move around the two-story building and drive to various district locations Ability to carry or lift less than 15 pounds.

About Houston Independent School District

HISD provides bus service for eligible regular-education students who submit requests to their campus transportation coordinators and have them approved by the Transportation Services Department. Bus stops for most regular-education students will be located at HISD campuses that are within one mile of the student's residence, but no further than two miles. The parent or legal guardian of a student who qualifies for bus service is responsible for transportation, if needed, to the student's assigned bus stop. If a special-needs student's Individualized Education Plan requires transportation services for a free and appropriate public education, HISD provides district bus service to the closest available program that meets the student's needs. The parent or legal guardian of a student who does not qualify for bus service is responsible for the student's transportation, if needed, to the assigned campus. Discounted METRO passes are available to all HISD students. Details about these "Youth" and "Student" discounts, including schedules, are available online under "Fare Information" at www.ridemetro.org, or by calling the METROLine at 713-635-4000. For information about eligibility and bus stops, contact your campus transportation coordinator, or consult the Transportation Services Department Web site.

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