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3 May 2021


Denver Public Schools – Posted by Denver Public Schools Denver, Colorado, United States

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Traditional 235 work days 

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: $59,3550 – $71,923


Essential Functions and Objectives:

Administers and manages activities within a specific area of a responsibility. Serves as the subject matter expert and applies gained knowledge to execute, maintain and improve systems, programs, or processes.

Performs a variety of professional, technical, and administrative tasks in developing and administering high quality assessments and correlating resources, including Student Learning Objectives (SLOs). Interprets public school rules, laws, and policies regarding assessment. Trains school personnel in proper administration and creation of common assessments, analysis of data, and SLOs. Interprets changes to the District curriculum and Colorado standards, ensuring assessments, resources, and SLOs are aligned, and informs teachers and principals of the implications of these changes.  

Provides various support and conducts activities related to logistics, reporting, training, communications, and processes. Participates in the planning and implementation of new initiatives. 

Assesses and troubleshoots escalated problems and applies expert understanding to resolve complex challenges of stakeholders; focuses on root cause identification in order to achieve systemic and sustainable improvement. Approves and documents exceptions for compliance record keeping and reporting.

Ensures appropriate key stakeholder involvement in planning, goal-setting, and implementation to achieve buy-in of work products. Ensures purposeful, positive and professional interactions and relationships with all stakeholders; enables consistent application of work products across the district.

Identifies opportunities for improvement, prioritizes, and recommends solutions to management. Implements approved enhancements to ensure consistency across the district. Identifies opportunities to reduce costs; analyzes available data, trends, and feedback, and ensures compliance with expectations for optimal operation and goal achievement. 

Assumes a lead role in a particular content area (Elementary Literacy, Secondary Literacy, Mathematics, Science/Beyond the Common Core (BCC), Social Studies/BCC).

Develops assessment items to be used on District assessments and in the District item bank and develops model SLOs and learning progressions for content area assigned.

Collaborates with other departments in the management, development, and analysis of District-supported assessments and SLOs.

Utilizes the District’s item banking system to modify and catalog items as needed.

Provides support and training in the use of various assessments, including semester and course assessments, common formative assessments, and item bank developed interim assessments; assists teachers and administrators with tools and resources to aid instruction.

Develops and provides training and staff development in the areas of assessment administration, ethical assessment practices, and the use of assessment information for instructional improvement.

Conducts analyses of assessment results.

Works with network staff to provide support and professional development to District schools in the areas of SLOs, assessment literacy, and the use of online systems to deliver assessments and assessment results electronically.

Uses information from assessments to identify strengths and specific areas of need, including technical assistance and consultation on assessment administration, interpretation, and ethical considerations.

Collaborates with Curriculum and Instruction personnel on various projects and reports; advises and seeks advice from colleagues; prepares and conducts presentations for various groups as needed; and responds to administration and school requests for information.

Monitors SLO submissions for content area assigned, determining the quality of SLOs and collaborating with schools to create next steps to address SLOs that are not of high quality.

Contributes to the ongoing development and implementation of the SLO system, including providing support, communication, and training for SLOs to school leaders and teachers.

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

Minimum of five (5) years of successful teaching experience.

Three (3) or more years of substantial knowledge of and experience working with Colorado Academic Standards and/or Common Core State Standards.

Two (2) or more years of experience in item development (constructed response, selected response and performance based tasks), assessment creation, rubric development, and item analysis.

Valid Colorado Driver’s License, appropriate insurance coverage, and acceptable driving record for the past three years.

Strong understanding of the fundamental assessment concepts (e.g., reliability, validity).

Ability to understand and interpret assessment data.

Ability to develop and present complex information to teachers, administrators, or other adults.

Effectively handles multiple demands and competing deadlines.

Works collaboratively with others on a team.

The ability to take responsibility for one’s own performance.

Effective time management and organizational skills.

Aptitude for variety and changing expectations and fast-paced environment.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and Outlook, as well as Google Suite.

Effective verbal and written communication skills.

Skill in MS Access or SPSS, preferred.

Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Education required. 

– Master’s Degree in Education preferred.


Other information:


The Assessment, Research & Evaluation Department (ARE) provides expertise and guidance in the collection, analysis, and communication of academic results to teachers, district leadership, families, and the community. We serve as a resource for test development, proper administration procedures, data collection, reporting, and analysis to inform instruction and improve student achievement.


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.  


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  


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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Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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