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School Improvement Specialist (MS) – Bayside MS and Bayside 6th Jobs in Virginia Beach, VA at Virginia Beach City Public Schools

Title: School Improvement Specialist (MS) – Bayside MS and Bayside 6th

Company: Virginia Beach City Public Schools

Location: Virginia Beach, VA

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
The primary responsibilities include: overseeing intervention, remediation and tutorial activities at the school site; serving as the School Test Coordinator (STC); analyzing assessment data as it relates to the school, to individual student achievement, and to the improvement of instruction; serving as a member of the school’s Plan for Continuous Improvement Leadership Team; and serving as the school contact person for the tracking of license renewal points earned through participation in professional development activities. The School Improvement Specialist (SIS) reports to the principal; however, the job responsibilities and duties are defined by the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer and the Chief Academic Officer.
ESSENTIAL TASKS

Plan and coordinate school intervention, remediation, and tutorial programs/classes.

Identify appropriate remediation services and students eligible for such services.

Communicate with parents.

Schedule intervention, remediation, and tutorial activities.

Maintain all necessary and appropriate records.

Obtain tutors for services and secure substitutes for absent tutors.

Review and track attendance and academic progress of students being served in remediation, intervention and tutorial programs to determine progress and the need for adjustments.

Serve as the School Test Coordinator for all national and state assessment programs.

Coordinate and implement building‐level testing procedures and protocols for national and state testing, and for local testing as applicable.

Conduct procedural training for all school test examiners and proctors.

Prepare all necessary orders for testing materials.

Maintain security of testing materials while materials are in the building.

Count, distribute, collect and package testing materials.

Assist administrators in reporting irregularities.

Organize Standards of Learning (SOL) testing for retake students.

Maintain records of students using substitute tests for SOL verified credits.

Oversee the distribution of test results.

Track student SOL failures and test retakes for the SOL assessments and alternate assessments.

Assist with data collection and data record keeping associated with the Plan for Continuous Improvement (as appropriate).

Assist with analyzing national, state and local assessment data as it relates to the school, to individual student achievement and to the improvement of instruction.

Review assessment data with teachers, individually and with departments, grade levels, or instructional teams.

Conduct parent, teacher, and student information sessions concerning testing, remediation, and tutorial programs/classes.

Attend, as necessary and appropriate, training sessions and site meetings related to assigned responsibilities.

Serve as a liaison between the school administration and central office administration and the school administration and teachers, students and parents for areas identified as assigned responsibilities and essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Strong knowledge of instructional classroom strategies, student academic assessment, remediation activities/strategies, and data use, analysis, interpretation and display; strong communication, organizational, and writing skills; ability to motivate, encourage, challenge students to participate in remediation, intervention, and/or tutorial programs; demonstrate initiative and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; leadership qualities to provide professional development; knowledge of the school improvement process; knowledge of the Virginia Assessment System and its programs, protocols, and procedures; technological proficiency with Windows, Microsoft Office, and experience using spreadsheets and database systems; and familiarity with the Virginia Standards for Accrediting Schools.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree. Three years of successful experiences with classroom instruction, testing, tutoring, and/or remediation services. Must be eligible or possess a five‐year‐renewable Virginia Teaching License. A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.
HOW TO APPLY

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Full Time or Part Time?

Full Time

Salary Range: From/To

Unified Experience-Based Step Pay Scale: Grade 17
Salary will be based on years of full-time creditable, verified work experience.
Virginia Beach City Public Schools Offers:

Membership in the Virginia Retirement System

Comprehensive Benefits Plan

Annual Leave & Sick Leave

Tuition Reimbursement

Professional Development

FTE

Other

Additional Job Information

Shared position: Bayside MS 0.6 and Bayside 6th 0.4

Virginia Beach City Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, disability, marital status, age, genetic information or veteran status in its programs and activities. (Reference: School Board Policies 2-33, 4-4, 4-6)
To seek resolution of grievances resulting from alleged discrimination or to report violations of these policies, please contact the Chief Human Resources Officer at (757) 263-1133, 2512 George Mason Drive, Municipal Center, Building 6, Virginia Beach, VA, 23456.
Alternative formats of this application which may include taped, Braille, or large print materials are available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Call or write the Department of Human Resources, Virginia Beach City Public Schools, 2512 George Mason Drive, P.O. Box 6038, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-0038. Telephone: (757) 263-1133 (voice); (757) 263-1240 (TDD) or email at: [email protected]

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