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Early Childhood Comprehensive Assessment System (EC-CAS)

Recruitment #14-005055-004



Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position responsible for assuring compliance with the provisions requested by the General Assembly to implement State Approved early childhood assessment for Start Strong: Maryland’s Early Childhood Comprehensive Assessment System (EC-CAS), replacing the Maryland Model for School Readiness (MMSR) Kindergarten Assessment in 2014.


Provides technical assistance to LEAs for planning, implementing, and evaluating activities related to Start Strong: Maryland’s (EC-CAS) for its census administration in the 24 local school systems and in early care and education programs not affiliated with local school systems; apply computer models to analyze the school readiness results of legacy system Maryland Model for School Readiness and Start Strong with Student assessment data for grades 3 to 8 and provide communication strategies to interpret the assessment information for local school systems and early care and education programs; develops training protocols for consultations, classroom teachers, and early care and education providers in the implementation of Start Strong; disseminate school readiness information at national forums and participate in national workgroups associated with the development of kindergarten assessment systems.


EDUCATION: A Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post baccalaureate course work in Education, Educational Administration/Supervision or a related field.  

EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of professional experience in coordinating or administering an education program or service directly related to Early Learning.


Knowledge of Early Learning development programs and assessments; knowledge of Maryland Alternative Approved Preparation Program; knowledge of State and Federal laws, policies, issues and regulations governing education programs for Early learning students; skill in developing and presenting staff development; ability to apply computer models to analyze school readiness results; ability to support teachers and administrators; ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships; ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.


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If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments.  Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate  application for Education Program Specialist I, Early Childhood Comprehensive Assessment System (EC-CAS) Coordinator, Position # 087630. Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland  21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only.

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at www.marylandpublicschools.

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 possible travel throughout the State are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.  

Applications should be received by, April 18, 2014  -  Open Until Filled

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