Director of Testing, Research and Evaluation

Job Title:
Director of Testing, Research and Evaluation

Upper Marlboro, MD, US

Organization Name:
Testing, Research and Evaluation

Department Description:

Under the direction of the Chief Accountability Officer, the Director of Testing, Research and Evaluation is responsible for designing, supervising, monitoring and implementing the systemic testing, research and evaluation program. The incumbent for this position is responsible for initiating and developing the overall objectives for the Department of Testing, Research and Evaluation. Responsibilities include assessing the needs of, developing an operational framework for, developing a budget based on analysis of needs of, and implementing the process and procedures for evaluating programs and personnel in the Department of Testing, Research and Evaluation. Special assignments are received through conferences, written instructions and requests from the Chief Accountability Officer.

Brief Description:

This is an Executive, Grade 4 position

Salary Range: $$115,321 - $192,212

CLOSING DATE: August 20, 2019

Detailed Description:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Plans and coordinates the implementation of the systemic testing, research and evaluation program; assesses needs and establishes priorities;
  • Establishes procedures for monitoring and coordinates the evaluation of various instructional programs as directed by the Chief Accountability Officer;
  • Designs and supervises the development and administration of internal and external testing, research and evaluation programs;
  • Supervises the administration of the state mandated accountability programs;
  • Provides training and professional development to administrators, teachers and parents in the proper use and interpretation of test results for purposes of accountability and program improvement;
  • Analyzes tests results to monitor student and school performance and achievement trends to inform and direct schools, as well as system wide program improvement initiatives;
  • Reports test results for popular consumption; works with community and school groups to build their knowledge of the testing program;
  • Responds to ad hoc requests for test results and reports by members of the Board of Education and administrators;
  • Participates in the selection and evaluation process for department staff; provides the necessary administrative and supervisory function for appropriate leadership of the department staff;
  • Develops and manages the Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) budget dealing with instructional program maintenance, development and improvements based on analysis of needs; approves and monitors expenditures of department funds;
  • Establishes collaborative relationships with other offices and agencies in PGCPS and the Maryland Department of Education (MSDE) that support the mission of the department;
  • Participates actively in meetings and serves on committees related to improving academic outcomes for students;
  • Collects and utilizes data to inform instructional decisions and monitors plans for academic interventions;
  • Coordinates proven, research-based methods and strategies for curricular reform;
  • Develops and presents information and programs to the Board of Education (BOE), professional staff groups, and community groups;
  • Talks with media about curriculum, instruction, initiatives, and student achievement;
  • Promotes research and development work to identify new and innovative programs and practices;
  • Provides leadership in designing and developing new programs and initiatives to meet identified needs;
  • Uses creative and critical thinking in the areas of testing, research, evaluation, staff management and problem-solving; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Job Requirements:

    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Extensive knowledge of testing, research and evaluation strategies and procedures, including alternative modes of assessment, such as performance assessments and portfolio assessments;
  • Ability to increase responsibility and leadership in the position; ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a complex school system; possesses a wide range of varied experiences across school systems and secondary education institutions;
  • Considerable knowledge of public school administration;
  • Demonstrated leadership and administrative competency;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills built on communication and collaboration;
  • Possesses excellent writing and technology skills necessary for producing comprehensive reports and making presentations; and
  • Computer proficiency with primary emphasis on office organization tools (Internet/Intranet, e-mail, task tracking, and calendar functions), spreadsheets, databases, and word processing (Microsoft Office product suite), and the Oracle database system is highly preferred.


    Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in measurement, education, or a closely related field required; Doctorate preferred. A minimum of five (5) years of related experience required; three (3) years of demonstrated supervisory/administrator experience preferred.


    Advanced Professional Certificate with Administrator I or Administrator II Certification preferred.


    Oversees and provides guidance and direction to the department staff members.


    The physical demands 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.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, talk, hear, walk, sit, and use fingers, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, the ability to adjust focus, and depth perception. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 25 lbs.


    The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.


    Attendance and/or presenting at evening Board of Education meetings, Parent Teacher Association presentations, award ceremonies, and other programs may be required.

    Additional Details:

    Direct Deposit is expected as a condition of new hire employment.

    Based on the settlement agreement reached in Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor v. Prince George's County Board of Education, OALJ Case No. 2011-LCA-00026, PGCPS is ineligible to sponsor foreign nationals for U.S. employment under any temporary or permanent visa program. As a condition of employment, all applicants for employment must be qualified to work in the United States without sponsorship by PGCPS. If you are not work-authorized and would require PGCPS to sponsor you for a work visa you will not be considered for employment.

    How To Apply:

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    Please provide three (3) current professional references on resume.

    Please complete ALL sections and provide applicable details to ensure full consideration. If you need assistance with submitting your application online, please contact the HR Employee Services Center at 301-780-2191.

    Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

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