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The Data Steward and Program Assessment Specialist will design and manage the School of Education (SOE) assessment systems and will assist the Director/Dean in meeting programmatic assessment needs in the areas of teacher candidate, principal/administrator, superintendent performance and retention. The Specialist will be responsible for stewardship of all data required for student certification, and program accreditation. Additionally, the Specialist will support the development of curriculum to meet WA state standards by recommending and implementing assessment and improvement procedures and policies for the program.
This position is needed to support the following projects:
1) The Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) review committee will conduct a site visit in March. This position will be instrumental in preparing for this evaluation and ensuring a dedicated resource for data collection and assessment.
2) The PESB is in the process of designing a new indicator model that will replace the current system used for teacher education program approval in Washington. This will require the collection of new data elements for reporting due in April 2018 (pilot and data collection expected to be in place by April 2017). This position will use the new model to collect and assess data to ensure compliance with new federal regulations regarding funding for our teacher education candidates.
Maintain all data in electronic application or databases; enter and retrieve data as needed. Monitor recordkeeping procedures and data files for accuracy. Update procedures as needed to reflect accurate process steps to collect, maintain and report on required data elements.
Develop data collection and evaluation methodologies, including format design, project criteria and requirements, data compilation, relevancy, validation, and usage. Create, administer, and collect surveys, forms, and questionnaires. Partner with program staff and faculty to collect curriculum data and data from the field as needed.
Responsible for all state (i.e. PESB) and national (i.e. Title II) assessment reports and ensuring deliverables are accurate and submitted on time.
Analyze data to create and present reports to SOE program leads, Professional Educational Advisory Boards (PEABs) and internal SOE accreditation committees.
Develop timeline of data requirements from staff and faculty. Collaborate with staff and faculty partners to ensure that data processes are followed accurately.
Work collaboratively with staff and faculty to develop graphs and other materials for accreditation reports.
Provide data and reporting support to SOE faculty and grant resources. Collaborate with faculty and staff to develop common queries and reports. Transfer/train applicable grant staff and faculty to pull own reporting when possible.
Ensure that data collection and storage is in compliance with security policies, procedures, and regulations.
Partner with the other entities such as Center for Web and Data Sciences, UW Seattle/UW Bothell education program to collaborate on database developments.
Other data steward duties as assigned.
PROGRAM ASSESSMENT AND IMPROVEMENT
Design, implement, and manage a program, curriculum, and accreditation assessment system under the guidance of the Director/Dean, Administrator and Assessment Committee to further develop assessment plan for program review and improvement. Connect plan to degree and certificate programs. Problem-solve issues that arise with assessment plan and provide solutions.
Design, implement, and manage processes to connect accreditation/certification standards with student learning outcomes, course objectives, and course assignments. Develop a matrix aligning curriculum, course assessment documents, and rubrics with standards.
Collaborate with faculty to develop/interpret benchmarks and rubrics and collect evidence/exemplars.
Analyze evidence to make summative judgments relative to student learning outcomes.
Work with staff to develop and assess service outcomes and develop reporting forms.
Develop statistical models to measure student achievement of intended learning outcomes.
Liaison with EVC's office to support requests for information relative to campus accreditation.
Develop and promote strategies to use program assessment results to foster educational improvement.
Collaborate with UW Bothell, UW Seattle and UW Tacoma Education Schools/Programs in the development and implementation of a tri campus solution to the collection, analysis and utilization of data from program improvement and accreditation.
Other program assessment and improvement duties as assigned.
A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire.
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