The Testing Coordinator sits on the Learning Experience team, and will support schools with developing a vision and approach to important testing that is values aligned, and then will build and administer systems for effectively executing required assessments, including NWEA, SBAC, and AP.
Working closely with the Learning Experience team and other teams across the organization, the Testing Coordinator will develop a vision, build systems, and lead effective implementation of all aspects of testing.This team member will also lead reporting and data analysis for both internal and external purposes.
The ideal candidate has experience working in K-12 schools, and has excellent strategic planning, project management and communication skills.
Who We Are:
What if all students graduated high school with both the content knowledge and also the habits and skills necessary to successfully navigate college and career? This is the question that guides our mission at Summit Public Schools. Summit is a leading network of public schools that prepare a diverse student population for success in a four-year college and to be thoughtful, contributing members of society. We operate 11 schools serving over 4,500 students in the Bay Area and Washington state. Historically, 98 percent of Summit graduates are accepted four-year colleges, and Summit graduates complete college at double the national average.
We share our personalized approach to teaching and learning for free through Summit Learning, with more than 380 partner schools across the country. Summit Learning forms the foundation on which Summit’s successful schools were built, with our schools consistently ranking among the best in the nation.
Are you looking for the opportunity to lead change? Do you want to help reimagine what schools should be? We need diverse, driven, and dynamic talent to join our growing team to help realize our educational vision.
What You’ll Do:
- Build and lead successful implementation of systems related to effective testing
- Ensure security, accessibility, timely completion and accuracy of all assessments
- Lead communication across various teams involved in successful testing, including school leadership, tech, operations, etc.
- Manage and implement testing for required assessments, including nationally normed and state testing such as NWEA, SBAC, and AP, PSAT, EL testing and others
- Assure that students receive all necessary testing accommodations
- Train site-based staff in appropriate test administration
- Support schools in effectively administering required assessments
- Maintain records and documents for reporting
- Act as liaison between local and state authorities and schools regarding all testing related communications and projects
- Analyze testing data to support school leaders in making informed, data-driven decisions to improve test scores for all students
- Prepare campus and network data reports
- Leads local, state, and any other required reporting around testing outcomes
- Drive continuous improvement to ensure leaders, teachers, and students have a positive testing experience
Vision & Collaboration
- Develop a vision and approach to testing that is aligned with Summit’s values
- Build positive testing culture through collaboration with school leaders, Heads of Schools
- Collaborate closely with Learning Experience Team to ensure alignment and drive toward successful student outcomes
- Work closely with the College Readiness team to ensure testing aligns with Summit’s focus on ensuring that all students are prepared for success in a four year college or university
What You Need:
Key Qualities and Skills
- Commitment to uphold Summit’s values, belief that all children deserve a rigorous and equitable education that prepares them for college and for life
- Bachelor’s Degree (a Master’s Degree in education preferred but not required)
- Prior experience and a proven track-record of success in testing coordination preferred. Previous experience teaching or working in K-12 schools strongly preferred.
- Proficiency in Google Platforms, including Google Drive, Google Sheets, Google Docs, and Google Slides.
- Clear health and background check
Who You Are:
- You maintain high expectations for all students and believe all students can find success in school, college, and life.
- You thrive while collaborating and are excited to work with your colleagues. You find positivity in share successes.
- You’re deeply dedicated to social justice and feel motivated by the challenge and impact of working in a heterogenous community and closing the achievement gap.
- You share our vision to reimagine what schools should be and are excited to make an impact on the public education landscape.
- You are positive and resilient in the face of big challenges.
- You possess strong people management skills, with the ability to motivate, inspire, develop, and collaborate with a diverse group of teachers, leaders, staff members, and community members.
- You have an ability to apply honest, actionable, and timely feedback that results in improved performance.
- You are empathetic and culturally competent. You’re open to having hard conversations.
- You thrive in innovative environments, and are comfortable with the ambiguity that can come with a dynamic and progressive workplace.
- You’re committed to continuous improvement, see feedback as a positive, and have a growth mindset.
What you get:
Summit offers competitive salaries and benefit options for full-time employees, including covering 75% of the health, dental and vision plan costs. We fully cover life and disability insurance. We have a “take what you need” PTO policy, 11 paid holidays and 3 week-long organizational closures during the year.
We strive to recruit a diverse team. Summit Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, parenthood, citizenship status, creed, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Summit will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Spanish language proficiency is a plus.
We don't just encourage diversity and inclusion—we believe it's a requirement for us to be successful in our mission of helping all children succeed. Since we serve a diverse community of schools, educators, parents, and students, we need our team members to bring a broad range of lived experiences to the table with them. This is the only way we can ensure we are staying close to the work and building an authentic relationship with the people we serve.