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EDUCATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST I

RACE TO THE TOP GRANT-FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS

Recruitment #13-005055-007

GRADE

Salary Grade 21 $57,626-$$75,148 (based on State & RTTT Program salary guidelines)

LOCATION OF POSITION

200 West Baltimore Street Baltimore. MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

These contractual positions offer no state benefits and are professional formative assessment positions that will create a comprehensive team responsible for providing leadership, technical assistance and project management for the development, administration, and implementation of the new formative assessment system within Mathematics, Reading/English Language Arts, Special Education, and Education Technology.

POSITION DUTIES

Provides technical assistance and leadership for the development and implementation of Maryland’s Formative Assessment Project; identifies tasks and tools, resources and requirements necessary for effective implementation; coordinates project activities within the vendor timeline for the development, administration and implementation of the new formative assessment system; develops and edits formative assessment administration materials in collaboration with vendors and in accordance with the program schedule; communicates project activities and training on formative assessment implementation to internal staff and local school system personnel; assumes responsibility for coordinating knowledge of, as well as participation in, the formative assessment project  design, development and review activities; coordinates the day-to-day operations, correspondence, and scheduling of meetings.

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION: Possession of a Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate course work from an accredited college or university. EXPERIENCE: Four years of administrative or teaching experience in or affiliated with an education program; this experience should include coordinating, administering, and implementing instruction and assessment support to teachers and school leaders   directly related to the position content area.   NOTES:      1.    Two additional years of experience directly related to the position may be substituted for the required Master’s Degree.Possession of a Doctorate in a field related to the position may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of instruction and assessment practices;  content knowledge related to the specific position area; skill identifying tasks, tools, resources and requirements necessary for increasing instructional effectiveness and improving student learning;  skill developing and editing instruction and assessment resources and administration materials; awareness of formative assessment; ability to coordinate the day-to-day operations, correspondence, and scheduled meetings; ability to communicate project activities to internal staff and local school system personnel.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must include their resume and complete a Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Application for Employment and Race-to-the Top Application Addendum indicating application for the position(s) –and- indicating one or more of the following content areas of: Mathematics, Reading/English Language Arts, Special Education and/or Education Technology. Please indicate Position# 13-005055-007 in the Position Number Section. The Application, resume, addendum and any support documentation must clearly demonstrate that the applicant satisfies the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications and possesses the Essential Requirements for the position. Completed Applications must be directed to the Staff Employment Section within the Office of Human Resources at the address on the Position Announcement or faxed to 410-333-8950.  For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410.767.0019 or TTY/TDD 410.333. 3045, or visit our website at: www.marylandpublicschools.org.  or via the Maryland State JOB APPS website http://www.dbm.maryland.gov/jobseekers/pages/jobseekershome.aspx  All applications must be received by the Closing Date. Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request. Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and travel throughout the state are required.  The selected applicant must consent to a criminal background investigation as a required security procedure for all employees who have access to data systems.  Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

AFFIRMING EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN PRINCIPLE AND PRACTICE