SENIOR ANALYST, EDUCATOR EFFECTIVENESS - 31295

Denver Public Schools
Job Description
ACCOUNTABILITY, RESEARCH AND EVALUATION (ARE)
235 work days
FTE: 1.0
Salary Range: $62,600-$75,802
  
Essential Functions and Objectives:
The Senior Educator Effectiveness Analyst will partner with the Talent Management analysis team in Human Resources to lead the research and data analysis of the Student Growth measures connected to district Educator Effectiveness initiatives.  
The analyst reports to the Senior Manager of Accountability in the Accountability, Research, and Evaluation Department (ARE), and will serve as the critical bridge between  ARE & Talent Management on student performance and growth measures.
In partnership with the Talent Management team, the analyst is responsible for the ongoing data gathering, data analysis and data management required for internal and external reporting related to the student growth measures within educator growth & performance systems The analyst will work closely with district personnel to advise on growth metrics in compliance with Colorado SB-191.  The analyst will be a thought partner with external program evaluators and work with team members to drive relationships with contractors and consultants.  Work frequently includes statistical analysis, qualitative analysis, review of relevant academic research, and the development and interpretation of additional measurement tools (e.g. surveys).   
- Serve as the primary ARE point of contact for student growth analysis within the educator accountability systems of LEAP, LEAD, SLOs, and the SSP Growth & Performance System.
- Strategically define and conduct a detailed analysis plan focused on how the accountability systems improve student performance.
- Use appropriate software tools including spreadsheets, databases, and statistical packages to access and analyze student data.
- Collaborate with district staff and other key stake-holders to develop research questions, evaluate programs, and create reports that inform instruction.
- Coordinate and prioritize data requests from district staff to inform district practices.
- Design and present a variety of dynamic training sessions for school and district catered to the background knowledge of the intended audience(s).
- Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor. 
 
Education, Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:
- Master’s Degree in research-based methods to include math, statistics and computer-based analysis or five or more years of demonstrated experience performing similar tasks.  
- PhD in education research, education psychology, or similar field preferred. 
- Proficiency in accessing and manipulating data as well as fluency with one or more of the following applications: Excel, Access, SPSS, SAS, Stata, R.  Basic Access skills required for data manipulation in district databases.
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.  This position is responsible for communicating complex concepts to a variety of audiences, so must have experience in preparing and delivering presentations.
- Strong educational leadership skills.
- Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job.
- Thorough knowledge of educational assessment methodology, including assessment design and data analysis. 
- Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with all levels of district and state personnel. 
- Knowledge of standards based education.
- Considerable knowledge of state testing requirements.
- Strong proficiency in computer and software skills.
- Ability to promote and follow Board of Education policies, Superintendent policies, building and department procedures. 
- Ability to communicate, interact and work effectively and cooperatively with all people, including those from diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds.
- Willingness to contribute to cultural diversity for educational enrichment. 
- Valid Colorado Driver’s License, appropriate insurance coverage and acceptable driving record for the past three years.
 
 About Accountability, Research and Evaluation (ARE):
From former classroom teachers to research analysts, we are a diverse team working to support positive academic outcomes and equity for all students. Some team members serve as a district resource for developing and administering district and state assessments in a multitude of content areas in both English and Spanish. Others analyze and report data, including data to help identify opportunity gaps among historically underserved students. Others focus on research and evaluation designed to impact district strategy, often with an explicit focus on issues of disproportionality. No matter the role, every member of ARE is committed to providing information and resources that support school leaders, teachers and families in helping every student succeed regardless of their neighborhood or background. Supported by a strong team culture, we take advantage of the work-life balance, generous time off and professional learning opportunities offered by the district as well as all the perks available from working in a thriving city adjacent to the beautiful Rockies.
 
About Denver Public Schools: 
Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation.  DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.   
Under the leadership of Superintendent Tom Boasberg and guided by the tenets of The Denver Plan, DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth.  Learn more at dpsk12.org.    
Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. 
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