The position's main purpose is the development, production, and testing of Dallas ISD's teacher and principal evaluation metrics, which includes the district's value-added model. The main functions are statistical research, statistical computing, and documentation. Additional requirements include contributions to the production of E&A publications such as Campus Data Packets and School Profiles and the preliminary calculation of schools' annual Texas state accountability statistics.
Bachelors degree from an accredited university; Master's degree, Ph.D. strongly preferred with a major in statistics, applied mathematics, or educational research/evaluation given preference
Majors in psychometrics and the social sciences also considered, pending course work review
Two years' experience related to position's major responsibilities, specifically requiring:
Experience manipulating data and conducting rigorous analyses in a statistical computing language or software such as SPSS, SAS, R, or S (Excel experience is not sufficient)
Experience writing code or scripts in a computing language such as C, C++, Java, Python, or Visual Basic for Applications (can be course-based experience)
Fluency in SQL and experience with JDBC, PL/SQL, and SQL scripts preferred (can be course-based experience)
Ability to create reports in Microsoft Access or Crystal Reports preferred
Demonstrated ability to create and maintain detailed technical implementation documentation
Exemplary writing and editing skills
Exemplary strategic and operational planning skills
Ability to work quickly and efficiently and to adapt when deadlines and priorities change
Develop value-added models, or revisions to existing models, for the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of teacher performance
Perform extensive statistical computing using SPSS, SAS, Microsoft Access, and VBA
Develop and complete quality control procedures
Create, modify, and debug statistical computing programs in various languages/platforms
Create and maintain detailed documentation of processes and computer programs
Create reports in the form of executive summaries and technical documentation
Maintain expert-level status regarding state accountability rules and calculations
Create research plans and conduct research (informational and statistical), specifically regarding value-added models in education
Maintain organized files and documentation for historical archives and investigations
Proactively report progress on assigned tasks
Estimate work effort, identify task dependencies and determine optimal solutions
Stay abreast of research and applications related to teacher and school evaluations, including but not limited to the application of value-added models in education
Perform any additional duties assigned by supervisor
Selected individuals for Dallas Independent School District positions will be placed according to compensation guidelines. A campus-based professional employee may not assume a new position for which he/she was selected based upon the posting process until the end of the current semester, unless approved by the Executive Director - Human Capital Management.
A security check and disclosure of family relationship information is required for all positions. No telephone calls please.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Dallas Independent School District, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by law. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, as well as board policy not to discriminate in such a manner (not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).
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