Responsible for organizing and completing a variety of school-based assessments with students, teachers and parents being enrolled in NIH/IES research projects conducted within participating public school systems.
Assessments include but are not limited to, computerized classroom observations, youth and teacher reports of emotional and behavioral functioning, youth, teacher and parent interviews, and for the administration, scoring and coding of achievement tests with select participating students.
Also responsible for the recruitment of students and obtaining parental consent for participation.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
Duties include but are not limited collecting data using computerized and paper-pencil interviewing materials designed to assess a broad range of tailored and comprehensive cognitive scores and classroom behaviors.
Multiple tasks include conducting cognitive/achievement assessments in schools with identified students enrolled in the trial, conducting classroom observations and working closely with teachers and school administrators around scheduling the observations, verifying and logging confidential data into a centralized database, communicating with the students and teachers around the assessments.
Duties also include reviewing data for accuracy and completeness, generating access reports, etc.
Candidate will attend an extensive training to learn how to work independently to establish contact with teachers and families, build rapport, and conduct unbiased computerized observations/student assessments within the school. Candidates must successfully pass training to continue with employment.
Candidate will also meet regularly with research team as part of weekly supervision meetings. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for traveling to the selected schools within the participating school systems to gather scheduling information, conduct the classroom observations, and student assessments.