Pay Grade/Pay Range: Non Classified - Grade NA
Department/Organization: 212701 - Special Ed and Multiple Abilities
Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm
Job Summary: Assists in research work in support of a major research project which may include duties such as gathering, tracking and entering data, preparing support material, etc.
Additional Department Summary: The College of Education, Special Education and Multiple Abilities Department is seeking to hire an hourly Project Data Assistant to administer assessments to students with Intellectual and Developmental Delays, directly support families of students, and collect data. Dr. Gregory J. Benner, O’Sullivan Professor in the College of Education, and Dr. June L. Preast, Assistant Professor in the College of Education, have secured an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) grant, Project Intensity, to evaluate the effectiveness of a literacy intervention, Friends on the Block (FOTB), with students with Intellectual and Developmental Delays (IDD). This is a four-year project. The purpose of Project Intensity is to conduct a randomized control trial to evaluate the efficacy of a literacy intervention designed to enhance reading and language outcomes for elementary students with IDD. The University of Alabama (UA) will assess students with IDD and provide the FOTB intervention to 60 children while observing the business-as-usual reading instruction to another group of 60 children. Children receiving the FOTB intervention will participate in the intervention every school day for about 20-30 minutes per day for 55 weeks. The Project Data Assistant will work closely with the project team. The Project Data Assistant will administer a battery of assessments (WIAT-IV, EVT-3, PPVT-5, CTOPP-2, CUBED CBM, and FOTB Word List) in the fall and spring to students. The Project Data Assistant will also administer the KBIT during the spring and will aid in administering monthly progress monitoring (CUBED CBM & FOTB Word List) to students. The assessments will be administered orally and with paper & pencil. The scoring of the assessments will be done through online scoring and through paper & pencil. The Project Data Assistant will also be asked to conduct observations of the reading instruction provided to students. The Project Data Assistant will only be asked to administer and score the assessments and will not be asked to write any reports. Please note that all offers of employment are contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the background check. Continuation is dependent on yearly funding and satisfactory
Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and some experience administering cognitive achievement assessments to K-12 students.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with young elementary students with IDD. Experience administering cognitive and achievement assessments to young elementary students.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
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