Feb 14, 2020

Campus Testing Coordinator

  • KIPP Texas
  • Austin, TX
Full-time School Leadership

Job Description

KIPP Austin Public Schools

Austin, TX
Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2020-21 School Year
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Organization: KIPP Austin Public Schools
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JOB TITLE: Campus Testing Coordinator
ABOUT KIPP TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Background
Founded in Houston in 1994, KIPP has become a national leader in the movement to provide all children with access to an exemplary education and the academic and character skills necessary to thrive in and graduate from college, positively impact their communities, and lead choice-filled lives.
In 2018, KIPP schools in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio joined forces to become KIPP Texas Public Schools, a nonprofit public charter school network, accelerating student academic outcomes and impact more students across Texas. As a unified, statewide organization, KIPP Texas can more effectively leverage the talent, resources, instructional expertise, financial strength, and advocacy in the public charter school movement, in order to have an even larger impact with educationally underserved communities across the state.
In the 2019-2020 school year, KIPP Texas Public Schools will educate more than 29,000 students in 55 schools, placing the district among the top 50 largest in the state. KIPP Texas will continue to prove what is possible for its students, communities, and state, with a goal of growing to educate 100,000 students and achieving a 75% college graduation rate for alumni.
KIPP Texas is grounded in five Core Values as its cultural "North Star":
As a Team & Family, we:
Champion Equity
Chase Excellence
Persist with Purpose
Bring Joy
Rise Together
KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 224 college-preparatory public charter schools educating early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students. KIPP schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income families.
You can see all our job opportunities at https://kipptexas.org/join-our-team/ .
The Opportunity
The Campus Testing Coordinator is a campus based position that owns all things testing for all schools on the select campus (elementary through High School). This includes all testing preparation, training, reporting, and logistics. The Campus Testing Coordinator fills a key role in ensuring our schools have a smooth testing process that supports students' learning, high achievement, and accurate reporting.
Key Responsibilities
  • Test Accountability - Receiving, Inventorying, securing, distributing all paper assessments including IA, Wheatley and Eureka Unit Tests, STEP, STAAR. Pickup and drop off for STAAR and electronic set-up verification for any electronic assessments such as CIRCLE, IPT, TELPAS, and MAP. The focus on a high stakes test (STAAR, MAP, IA) begins at minimum 1 week prior to the test to ensure everything is in place.
  • Test Accommodations - Assigning student's legal accommodations within the test set-up, grouping of students, ratios, and specific teacher training for the accommodations.
  • Staff Training - Executing staff training including legal state training and recording any certificates that go w/ the training. Attends all assessment trainings as directed by the State Assessment Coordinator.
  • Test Execution - Administering the test and monitoring the testing environment and students. Ensure testing procedures and regulations are followed.
  • Test Close Out - Accounting for all testing materials, test scoring, and data roll up for school academics team.
  • Schedules - Alternative schedules for the school during testing including room changes, excellence rotation changes, lunch schedules. This is not limited to their own school's testing, as some schools share spaces with other schools on the campus and may need to make schedule adjustments to share space (E.g. MS and HS sharing of the cafeteria).
  • Test Reporting - Any and all reporting for the test, such as the required documents for the student folders , test results for families, other reports.
  • Set-up - Set-up request for facilities, student meal request, and outsourced staff meals orders if the SL request this.
  • Regional Connection - Liaison between the campus and the State Assessment Coordinator for proper implementation of assessment guidelines and criteria.
Skills and Qualifications
  • 2 to 3 years of work experience, preferably in education
  • Familiarity with K-12 testing requirements
  • Experience with conducting training or testing preferred
  • Strong project and time management skills; ability to effectively backwards plan, juggle multiple priorities with great attention to detail, and deliver consistent and timely results
  • Sense of humility, customer service mindset, and shows urgency and the ability to proactively solve problems and make decisions quickly
  • Team player with strong interpersonal and stakeholder management and relationship building skills
  • Ability to be calm under pressure, especially in difficult conversations with parents and staff
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel; Google Drive, Google Docs, and Google Sheets
  • Desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a professional
  • Unwavering commitment to the KIPP Texas mission, core values and willingness to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Texas students, families, and staff
Compensation and Benefits
Salary is based on years of experience, degree of education, and level of expertise. A competitive benefits package is also offered.
KIPP provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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