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SENIOR DATA ANALYST (EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND EVALUATION)
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves professional level responsibility for providing resources assistance to the Syracuse City School District in the organization, analysis and evaluation of assessment and other school data, use of automated data retrieval systems, and other activities related to data-driven decision-making. The encumbent serves as the Syracuse City School District liaison to the Regional Information Center as well as evaluating the school districts’ needs in terms of available Syracuse City School District programs and provides technical assistance to staff of the Syracuse City School District in the implementation of programs. The Syracuse City School District is a liaison to the NYS Education Department – DATAG group. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Coordinator for Testing with leeway allowed for the use of independent judgment in carrying out the details of the work. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Provides assistance to the Syracuse City School District in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data (including but not limited to New York State Education Department state assessment data, student demographics, etc.) for the purpose of school and student improvement.
Provides staff development opportunities for administrators and others in the use and analysis of student/program data to improve student performance and programs.
Provides evaluation coordination for districts involved in grants; including but not limited to data collection and analyses via surveys, observation, and review of archival data.
Constructs and provides models of analysis for national, state and local student performance measures.
Constructs and provides models of analysis for national, state and local teacher performance measures in accordance with new teacher evaluation requirements.
Provides lay language summaries of State Education Department and other association reports and memos focusing on assessment and student data.
Serves as Syracuse City School District liaison to the Regional Information Center in the ongoing collection of district data, review of assessment reports, data warehousing efforts, use of data extraction tools, etc.
Assists the Syracuse City School District in the development of regional performance reports and in the preparation of supplemental materials related to the School Report Card.
Represents the Syracuse City School District at the New York State Data Analysis Technical Assistance Group (DATAG) meetings.
Conducts surveys and data analyses of high interest concerns.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of statistical analyses and evaluation design.
Good knowledge of school district staff needs and responsibilities.
Good knowledge of educational theories and trends.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with groups and individuals.
Ability to read and comprehend complex oral and written material.
Ability to clearly and concisely express ideas orally and in writing, including technology based communications.
Tact; resourcefulness; and creativity.
One (1) year of permanent competitive class status as a Data Analyst (Educational Research and Evaluation).
A. Graduation from a regionally accredited NYS registered college or university with a Master’s Degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Educational Psychology, Statistics, Public Administration, Business Administration, Economics, Research, Education, Sociology, Political Science or Psychology or a closely related field and one (1) year of work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in evaluating education systems or institutional research and planning which includes research, evaluation, data collection and analysis; OR,
B. Graduation from a regionally accredited or NYS registered community college with a Bachelor’s degree in (A) above and two (2) years of work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in evaluating education systems or institutional research and planning which includes research, evaluation, data collection and analysis; OR,
C. Six (6) years of work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in evaluating education systems or institutional research and planning which includes research, evaluation, data collection and analysis.