Westat NAEP 2022 - Assessment Coordinator in Ames, Iowa
NAEP 2022 - Assessment Coordinator
Westat is currently seeking motivated individuals who are committed to excellence and are experienced in working with primary and secondary school students to work as Assessment Coordinators (ACs) for the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). This opportunity is ideal for retired educators and others who are comfortable working with children.
The primary role of the NAEP AC is to supervise assessment team activities in sampled schools in the assigned region, administering digitally based assessments. Assessments are conducted with grade 4 and 8 students in both public and private schools.
Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. Based on recommendations from the CDC and other public health authorities, we require staff to protect and monitor their health while working on their assignment. The use of personal protective equipment, regular testing for COVID-19, or other screening activities is required; getting vaccinated is strongly recommended and may be required in some locations.
Be 18 or older (or an emancipated minor) with the ability to enter binding confidentiality agreements to protect project information;
Be a U.S. citizen;
Be available to attend an online AC welcome training on November 8, 2021;
Be available to attend an in-person AC training December 1 – 3, 2021, in Atlanta, GA (new to NAEP staff only); and
Be available to complete preassessment and assessment equipment training online between November 9 – 18, 2021, and December 6 – 21, 2021.
Training dates and the requirement to attend in-person training may be adjusted and are contingent on COVID-19 rules and regulations.
Be available to work for the specified data collection period of January 24, 2022, through March 4, 2022;
Be available to work up to 40 hours per week, when work is available;
Be available to travel on overnight assignments, as needed, to complete project work,
Successfully complete online training modules (equipment provided), which includes quiz content;
Be able to coordinate/be responsible for the transportation of rolling cases containing technical equipment to and from schools;
Be able to meet the physical requirements of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations:
Lift and carry study materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds to and from schools;
Climb a flight of stairs while carrying equipment/materials; and
Be able to move around the assessment room in order to monitor assessment activities and respond to student questions;
Have regular and reliable access to telephone service with a long-distance calling feature, either landline or cellular;
Have regular and reliable access to a high-speed internet connection (a tablet and mobile broadband device will be provided);
Have regular and reliable access to an insured vehicle;
Have a valid (current) driver’s license that is not under suspension; and
Have a high school diploma or GED.
Have strong communication skills;
Have the ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in English;
Have strong interpersonal skills;
Have basic computer proficiency, particularly in accessing the internet and using e-mail, MS Word, and Excel;
Be self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented; and
Be flexible in working assigned tasks.
Residents of New York City, NY, Philadelphia, PA, or the state of Colorado must apply to the location-specific requisition.
Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the specific position, which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, motor vehicle driving record history, and criminal or sexual offender records history.
This is a part-time non-exempt position not initially eligible for health insurance. This position is eligible for overtime pay. The hourly rate for this position ranges from $16.35 to $18.55 depending on experience and geographic location. This position is eligible for sick leave.
Working on this study can be a fascinating, rewarding experience. If you are a reliable self-starter, this position may be right for you.
Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.
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