The Director of Research, Data and Accountability will provide leadership and coordination to ensure aligned instructional assessment, accountability, and data analysis programming for the district.
REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
SUPERVISES: Data and Research Department
MAINTAINS LIAISON WITH: Central Administration, Building Principals, School Staff, Professional Development Institute Personnel
Minimum of three to five years of successful site/district administrative experience
Successful experience in data analysis and statistics, research design and program evaluation with emphasis in coordination of projects and implementation of assessments
Demonstrated experience in training adults in assessment, accountability, curriculum, English Learner programs/support, and supplemental and intervention programs
Master's degree in related field (required)
Administrative license preferred
Completion of courses in Educational Administration, Assessment and Accountability, Curriculum and Instruction, English Learner and/or education (desirable)
Effective oral and written communication
Able to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action while meeting schedules and timelines
Skilled in research and evaluation, systems analysis and database management
Working knowledge of software used in research and evaluation for a school system
Demonstrated experience in Student Information Systems (ex. Skyward)
Able to communicate data reports, data software and technology to end users
Demonstrated skills in problem solving, exercising good judgment, discretion, confidentiality, taking initiative and professionalism
Understanding of relevant legislation, policies and procedures especially as they pertain to Title 1, ESSA, and student assessment systems
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manages Data and Research staff and project timelines, including completion of annual evaluations
Gathers, validates, and submits School Performance Report and Civil Rights Data Collection data to meet all deadlines
Coordinates data requests from the state of Illinois, central office and school buildings for grant submissions
Provides professional development on district data protocols, procedures and the Student Information System
Utilizes, implements and integrates Student Information System with other appropriate systems
Ensures accurate data tracking and reporting
Supports central office and building level staff in the interpretation and use of school achievement and assessment data.
Monitors longitudinal data to identify student achievement trends and areas of need
Utilizes technology to maximize job performance
Effective oral and written communication
Operates a computer and assigned software programs
Ensures district wide compliance with all federal and state accountability requirements
Provides evaluative findings (including student achievement data) for the review of curriculum and instruction program effectiveness
Disseminates information on the requirements of state and federal accountability programs
Compiles, maintains, and files all physical and computerized reports, records, and other required documents
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Salary is based upon salary schedule established by the Board. This is a 52 week position.
DECATUR SCHOOL DISTRICT 61, DECATUR, IL
Decatur, Illinois, in Macon County, is 109 miles NE of St. Louis, MO. It is located in central Illinois and is situated along the Sangamon River and near Lake Decatur with a population of 76,122. It is also the home of Milliken University and Richland Community College.
Decatur Public Schools serves approximately 8,700 students. For the 2020-21 school year, Decatur 61 School District is serving 8,880 students. Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body. The district has one pre-kindergarten/early learning center, ten K-6 elementary schools, four K-8 schools, one middle school, two high schools, and a K-12 alternative education program as well as a social-emotional alternative program. Three of the facilities are magnet schools, including a Pre-K to 8th grade Montessori school. Families have the option to apply to schools of choice: STEM Academy, a candidate International Baccalaureate school and a fine arts program. The District is also the administrative agent for the Macon-Piatt Special Education District.
Screening interviews will be held during the week of October 25. Closing date for applications is December 1 (or until filled.)
Decatur Public Schools is an equal employment opportunity employer with an affirmative action plan.
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