The Teacher Education Department (TED) in the School of Education at the University of San Francisco (USF) invites applications for a full-time (.80) position as TED Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) Coordinator. The Teacher Education Department is a dynamic and innovative department with a strong commitment to social justice. We offer preliminary multiple and single subject teaching credential programs or internships, with an optional BCLAD emphasis in Spanish, combined with a master's degree. Credential candidates must pass the CalTPA to be recommended for a California teaching credential. The CalTPA consists of four tasks, including a video tape of a lesson, in which credential candidates demonstrate their ability to:
Teach standards-based lesson to a diverse classroom of K-12 students;
Plan and adapt lesson for a diverse student population based on California subject content standards;
Plan and give assessments based on the lessons;
Reflect on the effectiveness of their own instruction by examining student work and assessment results and using this information to help students achieve the academic standards.
This position works directly with the Director of Assessment, Department Chair, Fieldwork Director, and Staff and Faculty Program Coordinators to oversee all aspects of the Teaching Performance Assessment process. Responsibilities include the following:
• Train and manage new assessors as well as conduct yearly recalibration trainings for current assessors. o Track, submit, and process payment through HR Options and Director of Budget and Operations; o Communicate assessor calibration and score matching, provide instruction o Plan and execute recalibration • Recruit assessors with input from the Director of Assessment, TED department Chair and faculty; organize initial training and re-calibration for evaluators every semester (fall, spring, summer). • Provide candidates and faculty with information required to complete the TPA including TPA guidelines and submission protocols for all submissions; work with faculty to facilitate the integration of the TPA in course work. • Organize and lead workshops/meetings, either during or outside of regular class schedule, for candidates to provide additional assistance with TPA preparation on hilltop and at branch campus sites (during orientation, to Dual Degree program). • Scheduling: Set TPA presentation and due date schedule, communicate to faculty; Set scoring and recalibration schedule, communicate to assessors. • Maintain all records including tracking candidates as they progress through the process; collect and prepare documents for assessors: o Check for all paperwork for each task, follow up with students accordingly o Inform instructor, student, and advisor of any late tasks o Inform instructor, advisor, and Dept. Chair of any students who have not turned in a task by the end of the semester o Match students with coaches, track re-submitting process o Communicate scores and feedback to instructors or TED faculty o Send scores out, send completion letters • Collection, analysis, and reporting of all TPA data (TPA submissions; evaluations, data on candidates and evaluators, etc). • Provide documentation of scores to candidates, Credential Analyst, and Registrar on all students completing the TPA. • Oversee Assessment Management System o Update all resources every semester o Enroll students, communicate subscription policy o Maintain all task components o Track scoring and re-assign tasks o Update workflow as necessary for student accessibility and efficiency • Collaborate on Communication o Maintain/update all handbooks and forms o Respond to all student questions and provide permissible levels of support on all tasks o Respond to all faculty and assessor questions • Monitor Equipment o Determine the amount of equipment needed each semester (cameras, memory cards, Ipads, tripods). Track supply and order more as necessary. o Communicate videotaping policies and procedures; help students upload o Work with IT Manager to troubleshoot all video issues • Participate on TPA Committee with Dept. Chair and Faculty concerning all policies and procedures related to the TPA. • Peform other duties as assigned.
• A Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field; experience in K-12 schools; California teaching credential or teaching experience in public schools preferred. Prior experience with the CalTPA a plus. • A minimum of three years of prior relevant experience in a similar position is required. • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, administration, staff, students, and school personnel. • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel is required. • Applicants must have a strong attention to detail and a high degree of flexibility, as well as excellent analytical, grammar, editing, writing, collaboration, problem-solving, interpersonal, critical thinking, prioritization, strong written and oral communication skills. • Demonstrated attention to detail including exceptional deadline management skills and internal client management. • Travel to branch campus sites for meetings/trainings with students, assessors, faculty, as well CTC meetings in Sacramento are required (put this in job description?). Valid driver’s license and car required.
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