Fort Bend ISD - COORDINATOR, ASSESSMENT DESIGN-ELA (6-12)

Job Details

Region: 4
School District/Employer: Fort Bend ISD
District Category/Employer: Central Office
Position: Coordinator
Assignment Level: Level
  • High School
  • Middle School
Area
  • Curriculum & Instruction
Core Subjects
  • Language Arts/Reading
Job Title: COORDINATOR, ASSESSMENT DESIGN-ELA (6-12)
School:
Campus Description: The Coordinator of Assessment Design-ELA (6-12) will work in collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Department to manage the development and implementation of secondary English Language Arts (ELA) assessments defined in the comprehensive local assessment program for the purpose of making instructional and programmatic improvements and measuring student progress. The incumbent will provide strong leadership in the area of assessment design and use to promote the District’s vision for Teaching and Learning.
Date Posted: 3/21/2017
Deadline: 09/30/2017
Openings: 1
Commitment: Full Time
Description/Notes: Curriculum Development
• Lead, design and develop curriculum and local ELA assessments aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
• Collaborate with curriculum team members to create and revise curriculum, assessment, intervention and enrichment documents
• Promote the District assessment philosophy through the inclusion of formative, interim and summative assessments in the ELA curriculum that assist teachers with monitoring student progress
• Articulate, support and oversee implementation of district instructional priorities aligned to the District’s philosophy for Teaching and Learning

Instructional Leadership
• Facilitate the use of data to determine student progress, make instructional and programmatic decisions and evaluate curricular needs
• Design, coordinate and conduct professional learning and presentations for teachers, district personnel, parents and other stakeholders aligned to best practices for instruction and adult learning
• Collaborate with district and campus leaders to ensure best practices in assessment design and use of data to make informed instructional decisions
• Attend state and national assessment workshops and conferences and serve on committees to advance best practices in assessment design aligned to the District’s mission and vision
• Advise and support district-wide curriculum events and contests related to the District’s instructional programs
• Assist instructional coaches and teachers in integrating formative assessment practices in schools and individual classrooms
• Serve as member of a Campus Support Team to engage in instructional walk-throughs and facilitate campus support structures in collaboration with the campus principal and district leaders
• Evaluate the implementation of the curriculum using multiple data points including instructional walk-throughs and assessments

Administrative & Program Management
• Monitor and maintain student achievement data, including data from Response to Intervention (RtI) screeners, and provide regular updates to applicable stakeholders to promote the success of all students
• Lead the review, administration and use of identified content area assessments that support the local assessment program, including RtI screeners
• Coordinate the selection and purchase of instructional and assessment materials, professional development, products and services
• Collaborate with district leaders in Special Education to design local assessments, including online assessments, which include TEA approved accommodations
• Collaborate to develop and administer budget based on alignment to district priorities and ensure that operations are cost effective and managed wisely
• Coordinate instructional program components, support needs and materials for the purpose of meeting student needs while complying with district and/or program guidelines
• Develop and update required planning documents including the District Strategic Plan and the District Improvement Plan
• Manage the maintenance and use of the curriculum within the learning management system
• Adhere to all Federal, state and local laws and policies
• Coordinate and monitor the District’s local curriculum assessment program
• Support the development and implementation of the District assessment philosophy

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide leadership and direction to campus based assessment coordinators to support the implementation and use of data from local assessments
• Assist in the process of recruiting, screening, interviewing and hiring of assigned staff
• Initiate personnel actions including documentation and termination under the guidance of Human Resources
• Conduct the performance appraisal of assigned staff
• Address complaints and resolve problems in a timely manner
Qualifications: EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
• Master’s degree
• Minimum of 3 years of experience as a classroom teacher in secondary ELA
Minimum of 3 years of experience in instructional leadership at the campus or district level

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED
• Valid Texas Teacher Certification in secondary ELA
• Valid Texas Mid-Management or Principal Certification preferred
• Valid ESL Certification or must be able to obtain within one year of hire

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
• Demonstrate knowledge of best practices related to the implementation of district initiatives
• Demonstrated knowledge in curriculum, instruction and assessment development
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both orally and in writing

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS
The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed in classrooms, offices, work stations and meeting rooms. The position requires occasional walking, standing, sitting, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and lifting/carrying work related items weighing less than 40 pounds, such as books, papers and presentation materials. The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific

vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Attendance at conferences and professional development is required. Work involves everyday risks and discomforts which require
normal safety precautions when operating equipment or performing job duties. May work prolonged or irregular hours and must be able to maintain emotional control under stress. This position requires travel to various campuses, district meeting sites and conferences/meetings in and out of state. This position may require the employee to work some evenings and weekends.
Salary Range: $69,443-$99,930
Benefits:
How To Apply: Fort Bend ISD

http://winocweb.fortbend.k12.tx.us/WINOCHR/jobs/Jobpost.exe

Contact Person:

Name: Human Resources
Email: amanda.dokes@fortbendisd.com
Address: 16431 Lexington Blvd.
City: Sugar Land
State: TX
Zip: 77479
Phone: (281) 634-1270
Fax: (281) 634-1707

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