Assessment and Data Manager
Assessment and Data ManagerAbout Caliber Public SchoolsCaliber’s Mission is to achieve educational equity by shifting the experiences, expectations and outcomes for students in historically underserved communities. Our strengths-based educational program validates, affirms, respects and supports students, families and staff members to reach their full potential. Caliber graduates will be academically college ready; have emotional intelligence or ‘EQ’; be critical thinkers, and have the skills and desire to be changemakers in their communities and the world..Caliber’s four graduate pillars--Heart, Smart, Think, Act--guide our work. Caliber teaches computer science as a core academic subject K-8th grade to directly challenge the inequitable presence of women and underrepresented minorities in the computer science industry. We are a community-based organization and celebrate the diversity of the communities we serve. Our parents are active partners; frequently engaging through school events, restorative practices, and academic support.As we grow, we are looking for educators and leaders who want the opportunity to use their voice to build something new; to be a part of a team that's building something from the ground up. Our first school, Beta Academy in Richmond, CA, opened in 2014 and ChangeMakers Academy in Vallejo, CA opened in fall 2016. We plan to open additional schools in future years as we grow to nearly 4,000 seats K-12 in the Bay Area.Caliber staff are committed to a culture of feedback, development and continuous improvement. They validate and affirm the identities, strengths and passions of each person. Staff know that it is everyone’s collective responsibility to work in service of and alongside our school communities. We approach situations and people with empathy and kindness.Position Summary:We are looking for a compassionate and exceptional Assessment and Data Manager to join the SSO team! You will collaborate with leaders to understand and make decisions based on their data, and create thought partnerships for teachers and staff as they use data to drive student success. You will support in creating data reports and dashboards that help our schools and teams understand their data better and to fulfill compliance requirements. You will work with various stakeholders to maintain accuracy and cleanliness of CALPADs reporting and our PowerSchool system. We seek individuals passionate about Caliber’s mission, vision and core pillars: Heart, Smart, Think, and Act.ResponsibilitiesData Progress Monitoring, Analysis, and ReportingMonitor the extent to which the school is developing and maintaining data systems, data walls, metrics, key performance indicators (KPIs), and other data streams that help leadership, and other stakeholders track and assess growth in student learning. Provide guidance to leadership and staff on data sources and how to access them. Monitor the extent to which professional development opportunities incorporate the use of data, including but not limited to subject-specific assessments. Monitor the extent to which data is being utilized to monitor student progress including but not limited to assessments and benchmarks. Partners with the Head of Data, Research and Analytics to monitor compliance with AB1505 with regards to data and assessment; flags non-compliance and shares this information with the relevant stakeholders to address or to correct. Analyze network and schools data by identifying trends and patterns and determining their implications for instructional practices alongside the education team Develop and maintain clear documentation to ensure consistency of data definitions and procedures around data collection and reporting Complete ad hoc data analysis requests in a timely and efficient manner Assessment Administration, Consultation, and EvaluationEvaluate the school’s implementation of annual testing and build the capacity of leadership to administer these various forms of assessment through training, meeting consultation, and evaluation. Areas of accountability include: student test administration, coordination of all related test logistics train faculty on testing process and monitor and support the collection of all required forms and documents state-mandated communication/notifications to stakeholders Provide key test data and scores to leadership in supporting class and course placement and the English Language Development reclassification process. Serve as the tertiary LEA CAASPP and ELPAC Coordinator and only acting in that capacity if the first and secondary appointees are not available. Research national best practices for data systems and analysis and propose research-based approaches to leadership on various ways to consider utilizing data and assessment in building a continuous learning and improvement cycles and systems. Provide training resources to staff responsible for state assessments Review proposals for new assessments/benchmarks for compliance to state, federal, and local requirements.Build Capacity and Drive Data LiteracyDevelop training for teachers, staff and SSO leaders on how to effectively use data Help schools troubleshoot academic data reporting issues in a way that builds their internal capacity, developing training tools for the most common issues Partner with education team on data-related projects and initiatives Data StrategyWork with schools and SSO team to plan and prioritize short-term and long-term analytics needs Assess the quality of user experience for dashboards and tools and refine products as needed Collaborate with the Data team to develop and maintain a data warehouse that connects key student, academic, and operational data for meaningful analysis Experience & SkillsExperience analyzing datasets, with high accuracy and attention to detail Experience with educational data software Highly resourceful, with demonstrated ability to learn new data platforms/systems quickly and independently Strategic thinker, with ability to think critically about issues and solutions Goal-oriented, with strong initiative and creative problem-solving skills Flexible, with strong ability to multitask and prioritize Proven track record of teamwork and proactive collaboration with others Outstanding written and oral communication skills Highly effective and professional communication skills with staff, students and families Ability to work collaboratively and independently Ability to work effectively in fast-paced environments with limited supervisionRequire ExperienceMinimum 3 years of relevant professional work experience coordinating school-wide testing activities. Minimum 3 years of experience using a variety of technology applications and platforms to aid instruction and or data analysis. Minimum 2 years or more of experience as a classroom teacher. Strong knowledge of state and federal reporting requirements for public schools including annual submissions.Technical skills:Demonstrate an understanding of technology and learning platforms (Microsoft Office Suite, PowerSchool, Illuminate, Affirm, Amplify Science, TCI, ThinkCERCA, Google Drive and Calendar, and others as applicable) Advanced expertise with Excel Well versed in Training and Analysis on the following: NWEA MAP Testing CAASPP (SBAC/IAB/ICA) Testing ELPAC Testing Curriculum-based local assessments Illuminate Affirm Amplify TCI ThinkCERCA EducationBachelor’s Degree required Master’s Degree preferredSalary scales are based on years of experience and expertise. Scales are competitive with other charter school organizations and local districts.More information about Caliber Public Schools can be found at www.caliberschools.org.Caliber Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.