Job Opportunity: Science Assessment Specialist – Oregon Department of Education (Applications Due: 04/09/17)

Oregon Department of Education LogoJOB CODE: EDUC17-0305
OPENING DATE/TIME: 03/10/17 12:00 AM
CLOSING DATE/TIME: 04/09/17 11:59 PM
$5,502.00 – $8,050.00 Monthly
$66,024.00 – $96,600.00 Annually
JOB TYPE: Permanent
LOCATION: Salem, Oregon
AGENCY: Education – Office of Teaching, Learning & Assessment

The Oregon Department of Education’s passion extends beyond the classroom. We seek to foster equity and excellence for every learner through collaborations with educators, partners, and communities. A career at ODE means collaborating with passionate and talented professionals whose influence reaches teachers, administrators, parents, and most importantly students. Our culture flourishes by embracing diversity and innovation. We strive to remove systemic barriers and define success by providing more equitable opportunities for the children of Oregon.

This position is located within the Office of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (OTLA) of the Department of Education.  The work of the Assessment team within OTLA impacts nearly every student, thereby affecting every school, program, school district and Education Service District (ESD) in the state.   Statewide assessments are taken by all Oregon students and test administration and coordination requirements are set for all school districts. These assessments meet state testing requirements for school accountability, student graduation requirements, and state and federal assessment requirements. Student data from the tests are confidential and the test items are highly secure.

We are recruiting for one full time, permanent Education Specialist 2. This position is located in Salem, Oregon, and is classified and represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

The Science Assessment Specialist leads research and development for statewide assessment in science. Develop and implement assessment procedures, oversee secure assessment development and statewide implementation for science and helping to maintain test security for assessments. Provide technical assistance relating to assessment within ODE, and work with district, state, and national organizations to coordinate test administration of assessments, as well as interpretation and use of science assessment results.

Duties include:

  • Design and publish/post interpretive materials, including test specifications, blueprints, and sample items, and assist in the development of technical reports, and professional learning materials for science.
  • Design field test rotations of items for operational and practice online administration.
  • Oversee and maintain ODE’s secure storage and archival procedure for all science secure test items and stimuli.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with the Psychometrics Team to maintain technical documentation that ensures adherence to federal and state policy and procedures (i.e Peer Review).
  • Provide resources for formative assessment practices in Science and applications of assessment for learning.

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