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Testing Coordinator - IDEA Frontier College Prep (Immediate Opening)

Company: IDEA Public Schools
Location: Brownsville
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:


Role Mission: The role of the Testing Coordinator is to help ensure 100% of students perform to the best of their ability in an environment that is conducive to testing. Through the work of the testing coordinator, teachers and leaders can feel confident in the data driven decisions that are making for all students at IDEA Public Schools. Ensuring that 100% of students get the appropriate test, accommodations and testing environment will help us achieve the goal of our mission of 100% of students to and through college. When this work is executed successfully, the leadership team can focus on the social emotional support of students and family engagement work.

What We Offer


Compensation for this role is set at an hourly rate ranging between 16.00 for 0 years of experience and $20.00.

Other Benefits:

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for the base medical plan and subsidizing the majority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Some of the special benefits we offer at IDEA include:

Flexible Credits Plan: IDEA provides full-time eligible employees $1,000-$2,000 per year (pro-rated for mid-year hires) to use towards a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or receive as a taxable cash benefit.
Paid Family Leave: Eligible staff may receive up to 8 weeks of paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child, based on their tenure with the organization and caregiver designation.
Tuition Reimbursement: Staff members may apply for up to 50% of tuition paid toward a qualifying degree program, up to $5,250 maximum per year subject to manager discretion and budget availability.
Employer-Paid Mental/Behavioral Health: 5 face-to-face counseling sessions within a year, unlimited 24/7 telephonic counseling, and other work-life services available at no cost.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Professional Development: We offer staff opportunities to engage in identity-based affinity space and leadership training covering a variety of topics such as culturally competent leadership, models of equity, mitigating bias, and more.

Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan. IDEA may offer a relocation allowance to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable.

What You Bring - Competencies


Education: High School Diploma; Bachelor's degree preferred
Experience: Educational testing experience preferred

Knowledge and Skills:

Superior organizational skills
Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time
Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing
Ability to problem solve in the moment
Open to feedback to improve work

What You'll Do - Accountabilities

Campus earns an A rating by the Texas Education Agency

100% of students at the school/campus have high quality testing environments for district, state, and national tests, allowing them to perform to their best ability.
TC will attend 100% of scheduled trainings with the national Assessment Team
TC is responsible for owning their learning by actively participating in the TC TEAMS group and scheduled trainings, reviewing training materials after the training (especially if they missed the training), reading the weekly Testing Coordinator Newsletter, and all other assigned required testing manuals and/or documents.
TC will create and communicate the campus testing plan for every district, state and/or national assessment administration to their manager, lead team, teachers, and staff, in accordance to the timelines presented by the national Assessment Team
TC is responsible for communicating the testing schedules and any other applicable updates to students' parents/families
TC is responsible to coordinate with campus IT technician to ensure all computers used for online testing are updated and ready prior to test day.
TC ensures all applicable testing coordinators and students have access to the appropriate online testing system
TC prepares 100% of testing bins 72 hours in advance of the district, state and/or national testing date. This includes small group testing and obtaining supplemental materials from the appropriate special programs point person at the school ahead of time.
TC reviews all testing bin contents with test proctor 2 days prior to the testing date and ensures the proctor understands how they will be implemented.
TC and the applicable school special population point person (SPED, ELL, 504, RTI) audit all accommodation and supplemental materials prior to the testing date
TC processes and manages the state assessment materials following district guidelines and is responsible for checking state assessment materials in and out from the national Assessment Team
TC audits 100% of paper state test booklets and paper answer documents with 1 test-security trained lead team member to ensure all student information, including demographics, are correct before returning to the national Assessment Team
TC is responsible for on-time execution of 100% of all deliverables requested by the national Assessment Team, which include, but are not limited to: data reporting, student counts by test/grade level/subject, computer needs for online testing, and any other requested information for students participating in district, state and/or national tests at their school/campus.
TC may also be appointed by the principal as the school's designated ACT Test Coordinator, PSAT Test Coordinator and/or AP Coordinator.

Less than 5 procedural irregularities and less than 3 serious testing irregularities for state and national

assessments at each assigned school (academy and college prep separately)

TC will lead all campus testing training to teach staff the district, state, and/or national assessment policies and procedures for execution of testing
TC will schedule biweekly meetings with each school special point person to ensure all approved accommodations have been entered/updated in the applicable system (e.g. ELLevation, TestHound, JCampus, etc.) by the district-designated deadlines.
TC will schedule meetings with each test proctor at least 2 days ahead of the test to ensure the proctor properly implements approved accommodations to the correct students, to ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines for special populations
TC will oversee all testing sessions to ensure test proctors, test support staff and other staff maintain compliance to the policies and procedures of testing
TC will ask for and provide feedback to test support staff, proctors and leaders after each testing session to capture the feedback and act on improvement suggestions for the next testing session to improve the experience of students during testing
TC will set up and monitor all online testing systems and testing implementation for the school/campus to ensure 100% of students are tested in the appropriate format & the approved accommodations, if applicable
TC will partner with the campus IT tech to ensure 100% of equipment is prepared for online assessments 48 hours in advance of the test
TC will lead the investigation of irregularities at the campus level and will report all incidents to the national Assessment Team by close of business the day the incident occurred, following the district-designated guidelines

95% completion rates of all assessments by deadlines stated on the assessment calendar

TC ensures 100% of teachers and leaders have access to all assessment systems required to analyze student data
TC will update all Illuminate Permission Groups for the courses at their school/campus to ensure the teacher of record has access to district exams
TC will serve as the primary point person at the campus for all testing systems, and will train and support the use of those systems at the campus level
TC will monitor the scanning of assessments to ensure the campus meets the 95% multiple choice components scanned within 24 hours of testing
TC will track and monitor testing to ensure 100% of eligible students complete all applicable assessments

We look for Team and Family who embody the following values and characteristics:

Believes and is committed to our mission and being an agent of change: that all students are capable of getting to and through college
Has demonstrated effective outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them
Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly
Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes
Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change
Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization
Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes
We believe in education as a profession and hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students

About IDEA Public Schools

At IDEA Public Schools, we believe each and every child can go to college. Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school with 150 students to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free, Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States.

IDEA Public Schools boasts national rankings on The Washington Post and U.S. News & World Report's top high schools lists. IDEA serves nearly 75,000 college-bound students in 137 schools across Texas . click apply for full job details

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