Compensation and Classification

Data Coach
 

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

POSITION TITLE:  Data Coach
ORGANIZATION:  Various Schools
REPORTS TO:  Principal
REVISION/REVIEW DATE:  2013-11-19  
JOB CODE: 104
UNION:
  PGCEA
CLASSIFICATION:  
GRADE:
 2-7

 


POSITION SUMMARY:

 

The Data Coach will be responsible for analyzing data and working with the school administration and faculty in understanding assessment data in order to generate effective responses to the school/students' needs.  Essential components to the position are the possession of substantive organizational skills and the ability to oversee/supervise the effective implementation of required state and county and district assessments.  This individual must be able to provide training to school staff in using formative assessments to enhance and engage student learning. 

 

 


DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

 

Working closely with Partners to develop capacity of educators in the content area;

Monitoring student achievement through the use of quarterly milestone and other formative data;

Interpreting test results and providing written interpretation and analysis for school and individual teacher use; inclusive of the MSDE Web Sites (www.MDK12.org, www.MDReportcard.org, www.Marylandpublicschools.org) and www.Edusoft.com;

Analyzing county and district assessments, i.e. SRI and OLSAT to assist school leaders in data-driven decision-making;

Analyzing data to assist in the development of school improvement plans;

Generating graphic visualizations of data in efforts to assist school leaders in making information meaningful and actionable;

Planning and conducting staff development activities that focus on the use of data and assessment to enhance learning and collaborative instructional planning;

Training staff in the use of MSDE resources to support the implementation of standardized assessments across subject areas within the grade-levels, i.e.  voluntary state curriculum, teacher tool kits, sample assessments, scoring rubrics, county curriculum frameworks, county pacing guides, county lesson plans, and county support materials; and

Acting as the school-based lead in the implementation of district and school-based assessment programs (Performance Matters, EDUSOFT, NWEA, etc.).

 

 


QUALIFICATIONS:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

 

 

Ability to organize, interpret and present statistical data to users in a manner appropriate to users' skill set and needs;

Ability to work in a team relationship with other school-based professionals;

Successful experience providing training to personnel;

Excellent organizational skills;

Excellent communication skills, verbal and written;

Ability to create informative visualizations of data to support school staff with evaluation and planning efforts;

Knowledge of all regulations governing test administration and data reporting policies and procedures as listed in COMAR 13A.03.04, Board of Education Policy 6139, and Administrative Procedure 6139; and

Extensive knowledge of basic software applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and statistical software (i.e. SQL, SPSS, Access, Filemaker Pro).

 

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

 

Bachelor's Degree required from an accredited college or university; five years of teaching experience, or equivalent experience in  a leadership position (i.e., grade-level, department, or committee chair, current school test coordinator); experience in workshop presentations; and training in data-driven instruction.

 

 


CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

 

 

 

Holds or is eligible for an Advanced Professional Certificate; Standard Professional Certificate required.


 

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
No direct supervisory responsibilities.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
 
General
WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
 
The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
 
None.
 

Hours of Operation
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Sasscer Administration Building
14201 School Lane, Temporary 07-473
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772

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Last modified: 11/19/2013 9:00:25 AM