Senior Assessment Development Associate

United States, North America
Apr 12, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
About The Unit: Getting on Track Early for School Success is a project with the goal of developing a system of formative assessments and instructional methods in mathematics and literacy that will help preschool teachers tailor their instruction to individual children, and better prepare children for the challenges they will face in elementary school and beyond. The ultimate goal of this collaborative project that brings together researchers from the University of Chicago (Committee on Education, Department of Psychology), Urban Education Institute, Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education, NORC, and the University of Chicago Charter Schools is to improve young children's mathematical understanding so that they can achieve high levels of achievement in this critical domain.

Unit Job Summary: The Senior Assessment Development Associate will work with the PI and senior investigators as part of the collaborative team developing mathematical curricula for preschoolers. The Associate will: - Help the research team analyze data from field test of a preschool mathematics assessment and use the results to engineer formative and summative assessments for use in classrooms - Lead work circles and professional development sessions in order to help teachers employ assessments and instructional strategies in their classrooms - Aid in implementation and analysis of ongoing experimental studies examining the effectiveness of instructional strategies

Unit Education: Advanced degree in primary or secondary education or a related field required. Doctorate (Ed.D. or Ph.D.) in primary or secondary education or a related field preferred.

Unit Experience: A minimum of five years of relevant experience required. Experience in curriculum development for preschool through early elementary mathematics is preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Advanced knowledge of course subject matter required. Advanced knowledge of instructional methodologies required. Advanced knowledge of professional development strategies, including coaching required. Advanced knowledge of evidence-based decision making to improve instruction and professional development required. Knowledge of program development required. Ability to develop programs, curricula, lesson plans and assessment tools required. Verbal and written communication skills required. Interpersonal skills required. Presentation skills required. Ability to work independently and as part of a team required. Ability to manage stressful situations required. Ability to maintain confidentiality required. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required. Supervisory skills preferred. Budget management skills preferred.