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ELA Research Associate

Position Deleted on 1/29/2014. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Stanford, CA
Admin - Laboratory and Research
Full Time
Job Number: 60485
Job: Administration
Primary Location: Graduate School of Education
Schedule: Full-time
Job Grade: 3P3


The Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) in the Graduate School of Education was launched in 2010 as an affiliate of the Stanford Center for Opportunity, Policy in Education (SCOPE) at Stanford University to develop research, policy, and practice strategies for addressing issues of educational quality and equality.

The Center seeks an ELA Research Associate to work with SCALE research director as follows:

Design ELA/literacy research protocols (survey instruments and interview protocols) and execute studies to evaluate performance assessment scoring protocols across research sites.

Coordinate and conduct survey research and interviews across research sites. Work with main contractor and research site staff to monitor field testing and scoring activity in Year 2 to ensure minimum sample sizes and collect quantitative data from each research site for evaluation of the scoring protocols and completion of validity and reliability research. Support data analysis and write publications and technical reports based on both qualitative and quantitative studies. Develop and execute timelines, deliverables, and budget for projects. Manage consultants and coordinate with client/vendor to meet deadlines and delivery of project products. Develop ELA tasks for the LDC literacy project and other ELA project work. Provide curriculum expertise in benchmarking and preparation for scoring training sessions. Develop tools/protocols/templates to support task and rubric development. Contribute to and write grant proposals and responses to RFP's.

Duties and Responsibilities:

25%: Oversee and direct performance based projects focusing on literary.

30%: Design and develop curriculum, instruction and assessment resources.

30%: Task and rubric development including training of scorers.

15%: Grant writing (including responding to RFP's) and publishing



Advanced degree in education/teacher education or related field

At least five years' experience as a teacher, instruction leader in ELA/literacy

Experience as a professional developer/facilitator in educational settings

Experience with performance assessment including task design, training and scoring

Strong public speaking and communication skills

Strong interpersonal skills

Organization and workflow management skills, including ability to multi-task and manage multiple deadlines

Ability to travel domestically several times a year (clustered within phases) during active periods of the project

Authorized to work in the United States



Orienting/guiding teachers completing performance assessment and/or providing leadership/guidance to school faculty/colleagues in implementing a performance assessment (with special emphasis on design and development focusing on portfolio project based assessments).

Training scorers for evaluating standards-based performance assessments

Managing complex projects

Working with school based professional development focusing on curriculum, instruction and assessment.

Background and/or interest in performance assessment use at the K-12 and/or higher education levels

This is a fixed term position with an end date of 12/14/2014. Final candidate will be required to successfully pass a background check before being hired by Stanford University.
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