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Education Program Specialist - Program Assessment Specialist

Enhanced Assessment Grant - Kindergarten Entry Assessment

Recruitment #14-999999-596

GRADE

21

Main Purpose of Job

This is a contractual position funded by the Enhanced Assessment Grant - Kindergarten Entry Assessment (EAG-KEA) and serves as an education specialist responsible for coordinating the assessment activities for all early learning and development programs in the use of formative assessments and, specifically, the operations of the Kindergarten Entry Assessment enhancing the current development of the Comprehensive Assessment System (CAS) regarding Project 6 of the Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge Grant. (RTT-ELC)

POSITION DUTIES

Coordinates the enhancement activities with two contracting partners (WestEd and JHU-CTE) as part of a state consortium with 6 additional states (Ohio, Michigan, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Indiana) in accordance with the USDOE approved scope of work; provides skilled expertise in the area of early learning for the content areas of math, reading, science and social studies, personal and social development, physical education, health and the arts; develops, implements, and evaluates processes and products related to the assessment of early childhood student learning; develops the enhancement of the Early Childhood-Comprehensive Assessment System (EC-CAS) Kindergarten Entry Assessment (KEA) (aka EC-CAS Version 2.0); collaborates with DECD staff, MSDE divisions, statewide early childhood educators and providers, and representatives from six (6) states as a part of a state consortium to produce professional development and assessment deliverables aligned with Healthily Beginnings and MD Common Core State Curriculum.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

To apply for this position online go to http://jobaps.com/MD/jobs/msde which is the preferred method for submitting your application/attachments. Using this method will allow you to access the document for further recruitments for which you apply and to check that the documents have been attached to the recruitment that requires them. If you choose 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. In addition, 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: Education Program Specialist I, Program Assessment Specialist  Position # CTR 03-15 (Jobaps #14-999999-596) First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS #.                                         

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 recruitments only. If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budge and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.   To apply for this position online go to http://jobaps.com/MD/jobs/msde which is the preferred method for submitting your application/attachments. Using this method will allow you to access the document for further recruitments for which you apply and to check that the documents have been attached to the recruitment that requires them. If you choose 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. In addition, 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: Education Program Specialist I, Program Assessment Specialist  Position # CTR 03-15 (Jobaps #14-999999-596) First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS #.                                         

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 recruitments only. If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budge and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.  

July 4, 2014 5:00 pm --- Open Until Filled

SELECTION PROCESS:  Please provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you satisfy the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Report all experience and education that is related to this position.


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