Attendance and Truancy Data Analyst

Chicago, IL, US
May 13, 2019
The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has set ambitious goals to ensure that every childin every school and every neighborhoodhas access to a world-class learning experience from birth, resulting in graduation from high school college and career-ready.

The Attendance and Truancy Data Analyst (ATD) will provide critical support to Schools and Networks to drive attendance improvements and truancy reduction. The ATD will produce various attendance reports for Schools, Networks, and Central Office, utilize the Chicago Public Schools' student information system with the goal of identifying trends to inform strategy and action,, monitor implementation of attendance interventions programs, and provide professional development on data and data tracking tools like the internal Dashboard.

The Attendance and Truancy Data Analyst will be held accountable for the following responsibilities:

  • Lead the implementation of attendance improvement and truancy reduction strategic plans by providing critical data and process support to Networks and Schools (e.g., monitor programs/interventions, track student outcomes).

  • Produce and distribute tailored attendance monitoring reports to Networks and Schools

  • Perform necessary data analyses of student level attendance data required to generate aforementioned monitoring reports, in coordination with the Office of Accountability

  • Analyze, mine and refine raw student attendance data to surface innovative ways to look at student attendance data to overcome attendance challenges

  • Provide basic training and technical assistance to school-based attendance teams around entering student attendance in CPS' student information system (i.e., monitor data quality indicators to troubleshoot common issues and systemic barriers with recording and monitoring attendance)

Type of Education Required

  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Business, Public Policy, Statistics, Social Work or related field required (Master's preferred)

  • A minimum of three years of highly successful and relevant experience implementing and monitoring student support programs

  • A minimum of three years of experience in urban education or related field

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience with data analysis software such as SAS, Excel, STATA, or SPSS

  • Experience working with CPS Student Information Systems and Dashboard strongly preferred

  • Experience visualizing data; experience presenting and reporting data to individuals with varying levels of data literacy

  • Experience working in public education, preferably in urban school districts

  • Holds belief that all children deserve a high quality public education

  • Knowledge of strategies for improving student attendance, achievement, and retention

  • Strong relationship-building skills with school leadership and attendance staff, CPS Departments, peers, and other key stakeholders

Residency Requirement:

As a condition of employment with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), employees are required to live within the geographic boundaries of the City of Chicago within six months of his or her CPS hire date and maintain residency throughout their employment with the district.

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