Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Assessment and Staff Development – K06

  • Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Assessment and Staff Development – K06
    JOB TITLE
    Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Assessment and Staff Development

     
     
                  
     
    REPORTS TO: Associate Superintendent for Instruction
    DEPARTMENT:
     
     
    JOB DESCRIPTOR: K06
    SCHEDULE: N D


     
    NON-EXEMPT X


    NATURE AND SCOPE OF JOB: 
    The assistant superintendent is responsible for the ongoing development, review, evaluation and management of curriculum and the management of the district-wide student assessment plan, including the proficiency-based Body of Evidence program for meeting graduation requirements. This requires effective communication with teachers, administrators, and the public when presenting curriculum and assessment information. It also requires technical and interpretive skills when analyzing assessment results and the ability to meaningfully communicate those results to various audiences. The assistant superintendent is also responsible for the supervision of those people and committees involved in the curriculum and assessment processes.

    JOB FUNCTIONS: 

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
    Assists the Assistant Superintendent for Technology in utilizing PowerSchool in the management and reporting of assessment data.
    Supervises the Body of Evidence program which monitors the proficiency level of senior high students in meeting graduation requirements in the nine content areas.
    Supervises the development of multi-dimensional District Student Performance Assessments (DSPA’s) in order to accurately evaluate student proficiency of course curricula, State Content Area Standards and Benchmarks and District Graduation Requirements.
    Applies appropriate statistical tools to data in order to make meaningful interpretations and recommendations.
    Assists district personnel involved in assessment and evaluation activities to promote consistency in assessment and interpretation of results.
    Provides interpretation of district and state assessment results to appropriate audiences.
    Coordinates with the Director of Staff Development professional development programs related to curriculum and assessment.
    Assists in the coordination of programs with curriculum facilitators in order to provide a comprehensive educational program.
    Coordinates norm-referenced testing programs, including scoring and creation of appropriate reports, to provide district staff with prompt and accurate information.
    Supports activities related to the administration of the Wyoming assessment program (Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students-PAWS) and the interpretation of the results.
    Hires, supervises and evaluates the curriculum facilitators and the activities for which they are responsible for the purpose of contract status and job assignment.
    Hires, supervises and evaluates assigned educational support personnel for the purpose of continued employment.
    Establishes and directs the curriculum development process.
    Attends and participates in meetings as assigned in order to provide input in the decision making processes and maintain communication among district personnel.
    Develops and administers budgets for programs within the department.
    Coordinates with administrators to assist with schools identified as not meeting adequate yearly progress.
    Supervises Coordinator of CCSD Science Center.
    Selects and implements technology and software necessary for the management of the curriculum and assessment information.
    OTHER FUNCTIONS:

    Visits schools and interacts with students, teachers, and administrators to promote positive relations.
    Maintains communication with curriculum leaders from other districts and the Wyoming Department of Education in order to stay current on curriculum issues.
    Assists in designing and providing in-service to the staff in assessment and evaluation in order to assure the proper application of the assessment program.
    Develops appropriate procedures and documents which are necessary to carry out job responsibilities.
    --EMPLOYEES ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL FUNCTIONS OF THIS JOB-- 

    JOB QUALIFICATIONS: 

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND MENTAL ABILITY:

    Possess a broad general knowledge of all subject areas with specific knowledge needed in the area of curriculum and assessment.
    Possess knowledge of data analysis related to interpretation of assessment results.
    Possess group dynamics and interpersonal skills.
    Possess knowledge of physiological, psychological, emotional, and educational behavioral development of children.
    Possess technological and computer skills.
    Possess problem solving, imagination, patience, reasoning, creativity, judgment, and analytical abilities.
    Possess knowledge of needs and expectations of adult learners.
    Possess classroom developmentally appropriate skills.
    EDUCATION, LICENSE, CERTIFICATION OR FORMAL TRAINING:

    A Master's Degree from an accredited college or university.
    Proper certification with administrative endorsement issued by the State of Wyoming required.
    Evidence of continued professional growth.
    Such alternatives to the above qualification as the Board of Trustees may find appropriate and acceptable.
    Valid driver's license.
    EQUIPMENT USED:

     
         Computers           Audio-visual Equipment
         Copier              Calculator
         Phone
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    Possess visual acuity and stamina to work at a computer monitor for at least part of each work day.
    Possess sufficient strength to lift boxes that weigh up to 50 pounds and move them as far as 50 feet.
    Be physically able to attend meetings and remain attentive for 90 minutes without a break.
    Be able to drive a vehicle.
    ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:

    Be able to work indoors most of time with some exposure to typical Wyoming weather.
    Be able to work in areas with fluorescent lighting.
    Be able to work in an air conditioned environment.