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Associate Superintendent, Office of Shared Accountability

OFFICIAL TITLE: Associate Superintendent CODE: 0170 SQ/OQ: Not Applicable
WORKING TITLE: Associate Superintendent, Office of Shared Accountability GRADE: NS MONTHS: 12
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION: Reporting to the Chief Academic Officer (CAO) directs the Office of Shared Accountability. The associate manages the activities of the reporting department directors for the effective and efficient operation of areas of responsibility. Manages the timely product delivery and effective processes of the Office of Shared Accountability including system wide testing, evaluation and research as well as record keeping, state reporting, auditing and, policy and regulation development. Supports the development of effective mechanisms for accountability and models for analysis of current practice throughout the district on topics such as equity, academic excellence and institutional effectiveness. Coordinates on the effective interface and technical support to schools and other offices. Oversees and directs the development of the Office of Shared Accountability budget. Manages the applied research, program evaluation, policy, records, reporting and testing functions of the school system, including the assessment program, the collection and analysis of system wide data, the definition and implementation of accountability models, the preparation and coordination of statewide/system wide testing materials and surveys, and the continuous collection and dissemination of educational research. Provides oversight of state and federal reporting requirements. Works closely with the CAO and other executive staff members.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of the state mandated testing program and of the policies and regulations of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). Knowledge of data processing systems, information systems designs, research design, statistics, program evaluation and large scale accountability systems. Excellent organizational ability and the skill to manage several diverse program components. Excellent oral and written communications and interpersonal skills. Knowledge and application of the MCPS Professional Growth Systems (PGS).
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Masters degree from an accredited college or university with extensive work in testing, evaluation, and research. Doctorate preferred. Considerable experience in the administration or development of quality control models; experience in analysis of management practices and program evaluation and policy implementation. Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge e abilities and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.
CERTIFICATE AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: Maryland state certification for Administrator I or II is desirable.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Special requirements such as lifting heavy objects and frequent climbing.) None
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) Attendance at evening Board of Education meetings, as well as meetings with community, business, and parent groups.


Develops and implements strategic plan for office improvement.

Manages crises related to data and ad hoc requests for information.
Works to facilitate professional development to build the capacity of school staff in using data to enhance teaching and learning.

Oversees the development of the school systems annual accountability report.

Manages and supports implementation of the state-mandated testing program; including analysis and interpretation of test score performance; and development of reports on individual, group, and systemwide test performance.

Oversees and ensures that employees are trained on standardized testing protocol.

Works with executive staff to identify programs and projects to be evaluated for effectiveness.

Creates complex reports and presentations for the superintendent, Board of Education, and others.

Manages and supports research and evaluation studies relating to the instructional program, management issues, and special services. Reviews proposals to conduct research within Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS).

Manages and supports evaluation information, program analyses, and technical support in response to ad hoc requests from the Board of Education, the superintendent, and/or individual program managers.

Manages and supports accountability reports for system, clusters, and schools.

Prepares an annual departmental operating budget with such supporting data as are necessary for clarification to the Superintendent and to the Board of Education.

Analyzes data and addresses implications and strategies for improvement.

Keeps abreast of current research, trends, relative to improving student achievement.

Understands and articulates connection among curriculum, assessment, instruction, and instructional leadership.

Performs related duties consistent with the scope and intent of the position.

Class Established: 2002
Date(s) Revised: 6/09, 6/10, 5/12, 1/2013, 6/2016
Last Reviewed:

This description may be changed at any time.

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