Assistant Director, Assessment 8hr/12mo - AI2101

BASIC FUNCTION: Under the direction of the director, assessment, or designee, the assistant director, assessment will provide leadership and support in developing, implementing, monitoring, supervising, and sustaining a comprehensive student data and assessment system that links assessment to instruction and facilitates the use of assessment results to direct intervention and instruction.

Incumbents may perform any combination of the essential functions shown below. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or abilities associated with this classification, but is intended to accurately reflect the principal job elements.


Works with Assessment team leadership to develop and implement a comprehensive assessment system that includes structure of a yearly calendar to efficiently direct assessment development; developing a data and assessment cycle that encompasses gathering, analyzing, planning, grading, and reporting; professional development for staff and administrators; use of technology to efficiently develop assessment analysis, collection, and implementation. (E)

Ensure proper implementation of processes and procedures for maintaining student records; ensure confidentiality and privacy of student information in compliance with FERPA; monitor accuracy and integrity of student records; authorize access to and distribution of student information and assessments. (E)

Lead teachers and administrators in incorporating formative assessment practices in schools and individual classrooms. (E)

Provide training and guidance for school teams to inform practice at the building level. (E)

Prepares reports as required by OSPI, school administration, superintendent, and school board. (E)

Communicate assessment progress, needs, and changes to all stakeholders in the district. (E)

Understand requirements and options for graduation. (E)

Model and instruct best practices in data quality, analysis, and reporting. (E)

Serve as coordinator of state and local assessments. (E)

Conduct meetings as necessary for the proper functioning and development of assessments in the district. (E)

Explicitly models, through communication and actions, the core values and beliefs essential in supporting the KSD strategic plan. (E)

Perform any duties that are within the scope of employment and certifications, as assigned by supervisors and not otherwise prohibited by law or regulation. (E)

Provides guidance in budget matters, materials, and equipment selection. (E)

Serves on various district committees as appropriate.

Serves as member of the leadership team of the district; performs related duties consistent with the scope and intent of the position as assigned.

Performs all other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Possess strong knowledge of types and purposes of assessment and how to effectively analyze and use assessment data.
  • Experience and understanding of best practices in assessment of learning and assessment for learning.
  • Skill, knowledge, and ability to communicate with a broad constituency including parents.


  • Masters or equivalent or advanced degree from accredited college or university.
  • Proven successful experience in an ethnically diverse public school district.
  • Have at least three (3) years of teaching/administrative experience.
  • Proven successful experience in program management.

Employment eligibility that may include fingerprints, health (TB), and/or other employment clearance.

Must have valid driver's license and automobile available for use. Must be willing to attend evening and weekend meetings.


Knowledge of:

  • Thorough, current working knowledge in assessment.
  • Considerable knowledge of instructional theory and practice, especially pertaining to assessment.
  • Considerable knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
  • Skill in organizing and coordinating workload.
  • Effective customer service skills.
  • Skill in personal computer operation and ability to learn and operate a variety of software programs.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Record-keeping techniques.
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, regulations, policies, procedures, and case law related to assigned activities.
  • District organization, operations, policies, and procedures.
  • Educational and business technology programs, procedures and methods, computer equipment, and computer software necessary to perform required duties.
  • Budget preparation and control.
  • Oral and written communication skills, including English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, vocabulary, composition, and skills in mathematics.

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize, and administer assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Administer assigned budgets and allocate funds.
  • Operate technology hardware and software necessary to perform assigned duties/responsibilities.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Write/present in a clear and concise manner for broad public appeal and interpretation.
  • Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion; promote consensus in groups of individuals with diverse interests and values.
  • Facilitate and promote collaborative decision-making; facilitate conflict resolution.
  • Coordinate and supervise the work of others.
  • Analyze complex situations and synthesize diverse information carefully and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Interpret, apply, and explain administrative and board policies, laws, regulations, and collective bargaining agreements that pertain to areas of responsibility.
  • Plan, organize, and prioritize work to meet multiple schedules and deadlines, and manage simultaneous tasks, with many interruptions.
  • Work independently with minimum direction and supervision, work under pressure.
  • Understand, analyze, and prepare comprehensive and narrative reports.
  • Use effective customer service skills to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with district personnel, community members, and external companies and agencies in the course of performing assigned duties.
  • Exhibit cultural competency and sensitivity with the ability to communicate effectively with all cultural groups in the organization.
  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff.
  • Communicate effectively, including making public presentations.
  • Facilitate and promote collaborative decision-making.
  • Make effective independent decisions.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of others both within and outside of the district.
  • Facilitate conflict resolution.

(Allowable Substitutions: Any combination of experience and training which provide the incumbent/applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work, as determined by the district. Qualifying work experience, as identified by the superintendent may substitute for the education preference beyond a master's degree.)
  • District office environment and school sites.
  • Demanding timelines.
  • Subject to driving to a variety of locations to conduct work during day and evening hours.
  • Subject to frequent interruptions and extensive contact with students, staff, parents, and the public.
  • Heavy telephone contacts and substantial meeting schedule.
  • Represents the district on potentially controversial matters.

Physical demands:

  • Bending at the waist, kneeling, or crouching, and reaching to retrieve and maintain files and records.
  • Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate standard office equipment, computer keyboard, and other equipment necessary to complete the required duties.
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone.
  • Visual and mental concentration with a high level of organizational skill.
  • Visual ability to read, and to prepare/process documents and to monitor various services and personnel.
  • Sitting for extended periods.
  • Standing for extended periods.
  • Walking over rough or uneven surfaces.
  • Climbing, occasional use of stepladders.
  • Physical activity may be required, which could include moderate lifting.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Extended viewing of computer monitor.
  • Working around and with office equipment having moving parts.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Kent School District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the Division of Human Resources.

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