Detail of : State Testing Specialist, K12 Schools Job Opening in Boston
At , we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who push the boundaries of technology. We create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations. Within the Virtual Schools (PVS) division we have reimagined K-12 education through our virtual school and curriculum offerings. Our schools, Connections Academy and Online Academy, provide a best-in-class online learning environment for K-12 students to acquire the skills and confidence they need to adapt and thrive in a changing world. We also support school districts with curriculum, teachers, and technology as they make the shift to online. The COVID-19 pandemic introduced significant disruption and transformation to the K-12 learning market. And as a result, our category has seen explosive growth and our business has experienced enormous increases in awareness and enrollments. This presents an incredible opportunity for our team to chart a ground-breaking path through this shifting environment to achieve continued success.
The State Testing Specialist’s functions include supporting all key operational areas of high-stakes state test planning in order to provide safe, secure, and confidential testing environments for Connections Academy students. Each State Testing Specialist will manage a portfolio of schools, including standard and premium state testing services.
Core Tasks and Responsibilities
The State Testing Specialist is responsible for becoming an expert on all aspects of assessment and accountability for their portfolio of schools including, but not limited to, knowledge of required state assessments, identification of numerators and denominators as they relate to the testing population, strong understanding of each state’s ESSA and test plan, working understating of test platforms and test administration requirements.
Support school stakeholders with the completion of testing related tasks including, but not limited to identifying the testing population, securing test sites, assigning students to test sites, data audits etc.
Act as first-level corporate point of contact for the State Test Coordinators and State Test Representatives
Facilitate regular check-in meetings with schools
Provide training for State Test Coordinators (STCs) and State Test Representatives, as needed
Support schools in updating and finalizing state test plans and participation fact sheets annually
Support STCs with the creation and delivery of communication campaigns and make up scheduling plans
Support STCs with the creation of a Technology Logistics Plan and submitting a Technology Request Form
Collaborate with Technology Vendors and school stakeholders to meet the school’s technology needs
Submit requisitions and receive purchase orders for technology rentals
Collaborate with schools and Connexus Management Support to create/update data views and exports
Tack and report registration confirmation and participation metrics
Develop and update trainings identified for state test representatives, coordinators, and proctors
Facilitate and support networking opportunities for STCs
Identify potential risk areas and support risk mitigation
Update and manage the state testing master calendar
Prepare files and import data to Connexus and create state test score data views
Create and maintain a useful library of resources accessible to all STCs
Collaborate with team members and PVS departments on testing projects and functions
Support new initiatives launched by the State Testing Team
Support the Manager of State Testing with tracking expense details for all schools
Conduct research around state testing requirements and compliance as needed
Create and administer surveys to compile feedback
Other duties as assigned
Works closely with other team members
Maintains effective relationships with State Testing Coordinators at assigned schools
is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required Skills, Experience, and Competencies
Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience
Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft Office products)
Proficiency with web-based applications is essential
Operations, logistics, and/or project management experience is highly recommended
Experience working in a school setting or for an education company is a plus
Superior interpersonal skills, collaboration skills, and attention to detail
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Team player with demonstrated leadership skills
Demonstrated ability to work well in fast-paced team environment with high degree of flexibility
Colorado-based and Remote Roles, AIP eligible:
The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $4856K per year, depending on experience. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program.
Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/
Primary Location : US-RE-Remote
Work Locations :
Job : Learning Delivery
Organization : North America Connections
Employee Status : Regular Employee
Job Type : Standard
Job Level : Individual Contributor
Shift : Day Job
Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time
Job Posting : Jul 17, 2021
Job Unposting : Ongoing
Schedule: : Full-time Regular
Req ID: 2110180
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