Data Analyst & Testing Coordinator

Job Description

The job holder will perform a variety of professional, supervisory, technical and administrative tasks in directing the administration of standardized testing (e.g. AP/SAT/ACT) of students. Responsibilities also include compiling, analyzing, and documenting data for student learning outcomes. 

Key Responsibilities

1. Data Analysis

  • Gather, analyze and interpret data for analysis, research and audits.
  • Analyze and write professional-quality reports, including graphic visualizations (e.g. charts, graphs, pivot tables and PowerPoints) for school administrators to drive proactive decisions and future directions.
  • Maintain inventory of academic assessment tools and initiatives on campus, results of initiatives and use of results for improvement.
  • Maintain validity and integrity of records and databases associated with student data.
2. Test Coordination

  • Create an optimal, secure, fair, orderly and supporting testing environment for every student on school campus.
  • Check in, verify identification and explain the testing process to students, compile and audit data, generate reports as well as develop a working knowledge of and strong relationships with College Board and other test providers.
  • Provide professional assistance and consultation on test interpretation and ethical considerations in testing to the school.
  • Consult with other departments within the school on school facilities, computer hardware and software issues and concerns.
  • Ensure the integrity of the testing experience and comply with testing procedures and policies.
  • Oversee inventory and ordering of test materials for the school, and verify shipment; coordinate repacking and shipment materials to College Board and other test providers.
  • Maintain high level of security for all testing documents. Ensure the secure storage of testing material. Proof test items, test forms and answer keys.
  • Coordinate and supervise students for disciplinary reasons.
3. Communication

  • Communicate clearly with students concerning test format and standardization.
  • Consult with families regarding score interpretations and academic programming.
  • Advise school administrators on appropriate tests, score usage, and test approval practices.
  • Provide university advisors, teachers, school administrators and parents with support with regard to testing services in the identification students for selective enrollment universities.
4. Training and Support

  • Maintain professional knowledge of current trends and best practices in the field.
  • Work with other departments within the school to monitor issues associated with testing, scoring, and reporting. Train internal and external proctors on compliance with the school’s, College Board’s and other test providers’ policies and procedures.
  • Create, implement and update the proctor training manual on testing policies and best practices.
  • Coach administrators and teachers on how to understand data with the aim of improving student learning.

Qualification & Experience

  • Minimum of bachelor degree, preferred in Education, Psychology, Education Research, Statistics or equivalent from an accredited university.
  • Sound knowledge of collegiate testing requirements, policies and procedures.
  • Experiences with teaching, designing tests, administrating and proctoring tests.
  • Experiences in an international school and familiarity with North American curriculum is highly preferred.
  • Experience in student academic records is a plus.

Skill & Personality

  • Thorough knowledge of rules, regulations and ethical guidelines as outlined by the school, College Board and other test providers regarding the administration of standardized tests in the school.

  • Possess a working knowledge of College Board and its applicable rules and regulations. Keep abreast of policy, regulation and procedure changes.
  • Native or near native English speaking ability.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills, including the ability to clearly communicate, interpret, explain and apply the policies and procedures, assessment methods and results in non-technical language.
  • Able to exercise independent judgement and decision making in handling test administration issues and in the selection of tests for the school.
  • Skills in resolving conflicts with tact and tolerance with people of different backgrounds.
  • Proficiency in providing a variety of spreadsheets, charts of testing information, and supporting the integration of databases.
  • Strong reasoning ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of the office and student information is imperative.
  • Highly organized, accurate and attentive to detail with strong statistical skills.
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressured environment.
  • Be fully cognizant of the need to work outside normal school hours (after-school and weekends) as required.

To apply

This is an exciting opportunity which is challenging and full of learning opportunities. Interested parties please apply via our employment webpage at www.ics.edu.hk together with full resume.

We are committed to providing a child safe environment safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All applicants must be willing to undergo thorough background checks and child protection screening.

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