Director of Data & Assessment (Immediate)

  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Regional Support and Leadership
  • Start Date: Immediate opening

Company Description

KIPP Public Schools (KIPP) is a national network of public charter schools that prepares students with the skills and confidence to create the future they want for themselves, their communities, and us all. We are a network of more than 250 schools, 6,000 educators, and 140,000 students. Together, we continually raise the bar for teaching and learning, then ensure success in one classroom travels across our network to hundreds more. And while each of our schools reflects the community to which it belongs, we are united around a shared commitment: a future without limits. KIPP Indy Public Schools (KIPP Indy) began in 2004 with one class of fifth-grade students as a college-preparatory program and has grown to serve 1,300 students across three schools. Of the students that attend KIPP Indy, 93% are eligible for free and reduced-price lunch, 95% are African American or Latinx, 12% receive special education services, and 8% are designated as emergent bilingual students. As we continue to grow, our mission remains the same: to create joyfully, academically excellent schools in which teachers, students, and families are all united around the same goal of preparing students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose —college, career, and beyond— so they can lead fulfilling lives and create a more just world.

Job Description

The Director of Data and Assessment will lead the region in driving a culture of student achievement, high levels of instructional excellence, and use of academic data, and contribute to the development of a rigorous, aligned regional model of instruction.  Working with members of school leadership teams and other members of the regional academic team, the Director of Data and Assessment will drive multiple teacher-focused academic initiatives that will lead to a direct, positive impact on teaching and learning.  This is a full-time position on the KIPP Indy regional team.  The position will report to the Chief Academic Officer and will play a critical role in ensuring KIPP Indy Public Schools are equipped to prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose – college, career, and beyond – so they can lead fulfilling lives and create a more just world.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Data Infrastructure and Tools

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to develop a regional vision and supporting systems for data infrastructure and use of data to drive remarkable results
  • Manage input and maintenance of a variety of key data platforms, including Sisense, Illuminate, NWEA-MAP, AIRWays, STEP/BAS, SharePoint, IDOE, ACT/SAT
  • Collaborate with school leadership to collect, analyze, and distribute student data aligned to key organizational metrics
  • Produce accurate, reliable, and high-quality academic data and reports
  • Create and maintain dashboards and other regular reports that answer questions for key stakeholders and provide insight on student, school, and regional performance
  • Create custom tools to support high-quality data analysis and action planning from assessments
  • Serve as an expert in national trends and best practices in the use of data to inform instructional strategy

Data-Driven Instruction

  • Facilitate the creation and refinement of assessments aligned to state and national standards for all core subjects in kindergarten through twelfth grade
  • Ensure implementation and/or refinement of assessment structures across the region and lead professional development and support of teachers/leaders with effective data analysis
  • Analyze teacher performance and student achievement data (both formative and summative) to identify gaps in instructional design and make necessary adjustments

Assessment

  • Serve as corporation testing coordinator, working with school-based site coordinators to ensure compliance with state assessment guidelines on state assessments, such as IREAD, ILEARN, WIDA, and ECAs
  • With school-based leadership, lead the planning and execution of region-wide assessments such as NWEA-MAP, ILEARN/IREAD, and interims

Curriculum & Content

  • Facilitate the creation and refinement of curriculum aligned to state and national standards for all core subjects in kindergarten through twelfth grade
  • Ensure horizontal and vertical alignment of curriculum across schools as the region grows to a full K-12 network of schools
  • Identify, cultivate, and disseminate curriculum innovation both vertically and horizontally across the region as it continues to grow
  • Serve as the content expert for school leadership teams and teachers in both math and literacy and lead professional development to build content expertise in others

Instructional Coaching and Support

  • With CAO and school leadership, develop vision, scope and sequence, and supporting materials and resources for differentiated and targeted teacher development
  • Plan and execute ongoing professional development for teachers that leads to increased effectiveness of teacher best practices
  • With school leadership teams, provide ongoing, differentiated coaching support to targeted subgroups of teachers that leads to rapid improvement in classroom management and instructional rigor


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience teaching and leading in an educational underserved community
  • Experience in data management and reporting
  • Experience utilizing student data to drive results
  • Expertise in curriculum and instructional design (preferred)
  • Technical skills in student information systems and online assessment tools
  • Strong technical skills in Microsoft Excel and other data platforms
  • Experience in coaching and developing teachers (preferred)
  • Experience in planning and leading adult professional development
  • Experience in progress monitoring of teacher practice and student achievement data
  • Track record of producing exceptional results

Competencies

  • Makes decisions with students best interests and needs in mind
  • Takes initiative and goes above and beyond typical expectations
  • Uses data to assess areas for improvement and teaches others to do the same
  • Identifies relationships among complex data
  • Analyzes reflect upon, and contextualize information
  • Backward plans to achieve short- and long-term goals
  • Develops contingency plans for unforeseen circumstances
  • Uses communication systems that proactively engage key stakeholders
  • Demonstrates a compelling case by using data and concrete examples
  • Understands how others perceive his or her actions, comments, and tone

Additional Information

COMPENSATION
Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience, and includes benefits. Teachers are also eligible for performance-based bonuses.

KIPP Indy Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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