ELL Testing Specialist
CLASS SUMMARY: Under direct supervision, incumbent(s) conducts the standardized language acquisition assessment for listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills with students. Incumbent(s) provides assistance to teachers in a classroom environment by providing materials and handouts to students, working with students individually or in groups on special projects or assignments, preparing and maintaining classroom, and monitors student discipline. In addition, incumbent(s) monitors students on the playground and in the cafeteria.
Conducts the standardized English language proficiency assessment for reading, writing, listening and speaking at assigned schools with students. Reads assessment prompts and records student verbal responses. Pre-scores and records proficiency tests using the scoring rubrics.
Maintains a testing log for record keeping and data on the administration and scoring of the assessments. Records testing date on the test booklet and electronic database. Submits pre-score reports and test booklets to certified staff for review and dissemination.
Works with students individually or in groups on special projects or assignments including reading and mathematics, language development and memorization of emergency information. Demonstrates skills and techniques in order to aid in student learning. Monitors student behavior and enforces school and classroom standards and policies.
Monitors students and ensures safety on the playground and the cafeteria area before school, during breakfast and lunch, and during recess. Reports any unusual incidents or injury to school administration. Accompanies students from classrooms to other areas including the library, playground, and cafeteria and to buses to ensure orderly behavior.
Maintains discipline by monitoring student behavior and taking the appropriate action including determining when to give a warning and when a formal notice should be written. Prepares incident documents including disciplinary actions and documentation for unusual incidents.
Coordinates testing schedule and materials with the Program Coach. Prepares room for testing, including setting up tables and chairs, and handing out materials. Performs cleanup after testing.
Assists teachers in planning and coordinating lesson plans by sharing ideas and providing feedback about the students with whom they work.
Performs other duties as assigned.
To be eligible for this position, an applicant must meet the following required qualifications. In addition, verification of these required qualifications is necessary.
· High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (G.E.D.);
· Proficiently fluent in English language.
For school-wide Title 1 schools:
· High School diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) prior to being hired, Completion of 60 College Credit Hours, Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university, or successfully passed an Arizona State approved paraprofessional test (offered by WESD at no cost and must pass prior to being hired, Please contact HR for more information)
It is preferred that applicant possess the following preferred qualifications; however, the following qualifications are not required to be eligible for this position.
· One year of experience working with children;
· Valid first aide certification;
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications for this job description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Skills required, but not limited to, for this position include:
· Demonstrating child development theories;
· Knowing basic mathematical concepts;
· Using typical activities within a classroom environment;
· Working with children;
· Demonstrating appropriate techniques and procedures;
· Facilitating group activities in a learning environment;
· Reviewing completed work assignments;
· Preparing classroom for various activities;
· Reading and following lesson plans;
· Applying appropriate scoring procedures;
· Applying school rules, policies and procedures;
· Engaging and encouraging communication skills while interacting with supervisors, staff, students, etc. to exchange information.
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus.
The working environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Job Contact Information
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)