Classified Title: Assessment & Evaluation Analyst Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: $51,975 - $71,497 per year Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday through Friday Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 15-MD:JH at Towson Department name: 60000026-Cntr for Research & Reform in Education Personnel area: School of Education
Oversees implementation of evaluation studies involving mixed methods, data collection, develops instrumentation for data collection, interprets results from data analyses, and writes technical reports, journal quality papers, and proposals. Typical studies involve onsite data collection at K12 schools via surveys, interviews, and observations, and therefore, experience and skills in communicating with principals, teachers, ad parents.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Will collaborate directly with the project PI and communicate regularly regarding project status.
Develop instruments such as surveys, interview protocols, and observation guides for collecting
evaluation data from project sites (primarily schools).
Develop Statements of work (SOWs) and methodologies for data collection and analyses.
Oversee implementation of the evaluation studies via site visits, conference calls, and email communication.
Participate in development, testing and evaluation of manuals, questionnaires, and coding structures to ensure the accurate and efficient collection of data.
Participate as a member of a collaborative group study team in study design and analysis of data.
Participate with the team and the clients in planning follow-up studies and dissemination of results of completed studies.
Synthesizes, analyzes, and interprets data obtained from surveys, observations, interviews, and student achievement (or other) measures.
Prepares and writes detailed reports to clients and sponsors compiling and summarizing findings, and make recommendations for program improvements, policies, and follow-up
Writes proposals for independent program evaluations by CRRE in response to RFPs or sole-source requests from potential sponsors.
Conducts scholarly literature searches and reviews of prior research as needed for evaluation projects and papers.
Conducts interviews with high-level study participants, such as superintendents, organization CEOs, principals, and others as needed.
Conducts observations of schools and classes using standardized protocols, particularly involving uses of educational technology for instruction and learning.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Master’s degree in education or social sciences required.
Six or more years of experience as a researcher on applied education projects.
Applicants much attach a (one page maximum) description of recent research related
experience and achievements
Applicants must submit a writing sample
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience conducting qualitative and quantitative data analysis
Strong organization and time management skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook), statistical software packages
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