26 days old

Education Program Specialist - Alternate Assessment

Columbus, OH 43215
  • Job Code

Position required due to COVID-19 response purposes.

The Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children, is seeking an Education Program Specialist to work in the Diverse Learners section. This position is a critical team member within the Office for Exceptional Childrens COVID response team; school districts contact this position daily to problem solve issues of administering the state assessments to students with disabilities in remote, hybrid, or in-person environments.

This position has a direct relation to Ohios Strategic Plan for Education: Each Child, Our Future by supporting the priority strategies related to excellent educators and instructional practices; standards, assessments and accountability; student supports and school climate and culture; and high school success and postsecondary connections.

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Acts as an education program specialist for the Office for Exceptional Children in conjunction with the Office of Assessment by monitoring and implementing policies and procedures relating to the alternate assessment for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities:

  • Coordinates and oversees the development and administration of Ohio Statewide Assessments, specifically the alternate assessment.

  • Communicates statewide assessment policies instituted by State Board of Education and legislature, federal statute and regulations.

  • Monitors contractors for content, deliverables and compliance to ensure statewide assessments and related materials are formatted, reviewed, printed and distributed to districts/schools by deliverable dates.

  • Provides ongoing planning and communication regarding the development of assessments and ancillary materials, administration procedures and scoring and reporting procedures.

  • Monitors contractors to ensure effective development and implementation of the statewide assessments for Ohio, especially the alternate assessment.

  • Participates in quality control of online and paper-based statewide assessments.

Provides technical assistance to school officials, parents, students and the public regarding the administration of statewide assessments for Ohio in accordance with ORC and OAC (e.g., assists with understanding administration process and results):

  • Interprets and explains testing policies including proper application of test accommodations for students with disabilities.

  • Develops guidelines for accessibility features and accommodations for state assessments.

  • Researches and evaluates applications of emerging and innovative technology relative to state assessments and makes recommendations for their use.

  • Ensures current assessment information is available through a variety of sources (e.g., web, email, newsletters, webinars, web conferencing, social media, reports).

  • Reviews changing state and federal laws, best practices, and educational data and research and recommends policy changes as needed.

  • Monitors alternate assessment test progress and administration according to established rules and procedures.

  • Facilitates and/or attends committee meetings.

  • Develops training materials and presentations and presents information to groups.

  • Administers and participates in statewide comprehensive school monitoring reviews by providing technical assistance during the development of corrective action plans for compliance issues.
  • Provides technical assistance and training to regional State Support Teams (SST).

Performs other duties as assigned:

  • Participates and organizes statewide meetings for administrators, teachers, and parents of students with disabilities.

  • Conducts workshops and makes presentations.

Completion of a masters degree in one of the following areas: education (e.g., special education, English learners (EL), educational administration/leadership, curriculum, assessment, education technology); related special education service areas (e.g., speech language pathology); public policy administration; academic content area; social sciences (e.g., quantitative psychology, statistics, psychometrics); and 3 years of experience in any combination of the following:

  • Working in an educational setting (i.e., k-12, higher education) with an emphasis on special education working in one of the following capacities (i.e., educational administration; district/school lead teacher or administrator with responsibility for improving curriculum related content areas).

  • Coordinating and supervising the administration of AASCD (Alternate Assessment for Students with the Most Significant Cognitive Disabilities).

  • Interpreting legislation and law related to special education (e.g., operating standards, Ohio Department of Education directives, state/federal requirements and guidelines, providing direction/guidance to stakeholders).

  • Performing one of the following in a government and/or educational setting: measurements/psychometrics, special education policy development, assessment development and administration.

Posted: 2020-11-06 Expires: 2020-12-05
Sponsored by:
ADP Logo
Sponsored by:
Bank of America Logo

Featured Jobs[ View All ]

Featured Employers

Before you go...

Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.

Share this job:

Education Program Specialist - Alternate Assessment

Columbus, OH 43215

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account
Powered ByCareerCast