Science Curriculum Development and Research Associate - 72776
The Understanding Language-Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (UL-SCALE) at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education seeks a Science Curriculum Development and Research Associate to work with the UL-SCALE science team under the direction of Dr. Ray Pecheone.
UL-SCALE designs and develops project-based curriculum and performance assessment products and solutions for states, districts and educational foundations. With experts who represent a range of educational backgrounds, UL-SCALE has the capability to support initiatives that serve students and teachers from early childhood through college and career experiences. UL-SCALE has worked with state and local districts, such as Ohio and New York City, to create a new generation of performance assessments. These partnerships have taken major strides toward building a new system of world-class performance-based assessments that both measure and promote students learning of content and skills that will prepare them to be successful in college and in careers. UL-SCALE continues to work with districts and states to investigate the potential of performance assessment in measuring student achievement
The Science Curriculum Development and Research Associate will contribute to current science projects, including the Learning Through Performance (LTP) project, funded by the George Lucas Education Research Foundation.
The Science Curriculum Development and Research Associate will work with the UL-SCALE science team to:
Write and revise middle school science curriculum aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Develop science performance assessments at high school level, middle school level and elementary level, written to specifications, meeting quality criteria, and aligned to the NGSS
Develop tools/protocols/ templates to support task and scoring system development
Provide curriculum expertise in benchmarking and preparation for scoring training sessions
Plan and conduct professional development for science teachers
Facilitate scoring trainings with teachers and/or other clients
Work with UL-SCALE research director and other staff to support data analysis and writing of UL-SCALE publications (including professional journals/books) as well as technical reports based on both qualitative and quantitative studies.
The successful applicant will have a demonstrated ability and experience in developing performance assessments, project-based curriculum, and/or supporting K-12 classroom teachers in science. Candidates should have proven communication (written and oral) and leadership skills. Responsibilities of the position include working as part of a collaborative team with faculty, graduate students, and UL-SCALE staff at the Stanford Graduate School of Education.
Required qualifications include:
Desired qualifications include:
- Experience orienting/guiding teachers completing performance assessment and/or providing leadership/guidance to school faculty/colleagues in implementing a performance assessment (with special emphasis on design and development focusing on portfolio project based assessments)
Experience training scorers for a student and teacher performance assessment tasks. Experience as a benchmarker ("range-finding", selection of "anchor papers") for a performance assessment
A self-starter with initiative and good time-management skills
This is a fixed term one year position (starting November 2016), with the potential of renewal based on interest and new project funding
Application review will begin on October 10, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Prospective applicants for the position should email a letter of interest describing their qualifications and a curriculum vita to:
Dr. Rebecca Deutscher
Understanding Language-Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity
1705 El Camino Real
Stanford, CA 94306
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Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Location: Graduate School of Education