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Coordinator, Assessment Research, Applied Research Unit

MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
CLASS DESCRIPTION
OFFICIAL TITLE: Coordinator CODE: 0660 SQ/OQ: Not Applicable
WORKING TITLE: Coordinator, Assessment Research, Applied Research Unit GRADE: N MONTHS: 12
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION: Under the direction of the Supervisor of the Applied Research team, designs research and evaluation studies covering a variety of education issues; manages the studies by developing data collection instruments, training data collectors and analyzing and reporting the results; assists in the design, testing, and implementation of assessment instruments and methods, noting problems and suggesting improvements. Responds to ad hoc requests for accountability and assessment analysis and interpretation. Manages the external research request process and responds to inquiries for external research. Analyzes, approves, and makes recommendations regarding proposed research to be conducted in the school system. Provides technical assistance to other teaching and supervisory staff in interpreting student data and effectively using academic data.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION STANDARDS
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Extensive knowledge of social science research and evaluation methodology, statistics, psychometrics, and data processing; including statistical software packages such as SPSS. Skill writing syntax. Skill to build large data files. Knowledge of current educational research in a wide variety of areas. Experience with leading and conducting high quality educational research and reporting results to key stakeholders. Skill in explaining testing and statistics to administrators, teachers, and parents. Must be knowledgeable about norm- and criterion-referenced testing, including performance-based assessments, as well as national assessment research and trends. Comprehensive knowledge of research methodology. Ability to develop and present ideas effectively, orally and in written form. Strong interpersonal skills.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Masters degree from an accredited college or university, with coursework in psychometrics, evaluation, sociology, or educational research. Doctorate degree desirable. Four years¿ experience in student data administration and/or evaluation and research in a public school system. Three years¿ experience as a principal investigator in educational research, including psychometric analysis. Demonstrated experience using statistical SPSS software (or equivalent) including authoring SPSS syntax for optimal analysis results. Advanced Excel skill level desirable. Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.
CERTIFICATE AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: None
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Special requirements such as lifting heavy objects and frequent climbing.) None
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) None
OVERTIME ELIGIBLE: No

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supports an ongoing research program and provides leadership in analysis of student assessment data for more effective utilization of results.

Performs psychometric analysis of student assessment instruments

Manages the external research request process and responds to inquiries for external research.

Stays current regarding research in psychological and educational testing.

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

Class Established: 7/2006
Date(s) Revised: 4/2017
Last Reviewed:

This description may be changed at any time.

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