This position will support Educational Psychology faculty and other staff with data collection activities on Federal, State, University, and other departmental grants and projects. Primary activities involve working one-on-one or with large groups of subjects who are typically students in primary, secondary, and/or post-secondary educational settings. The position involves being able to work sporadically, as needed based on funding, and when needed for varied or extended periods of time during typical school hours that can range from 7AM – 4PM. Individuals must be able to provide their own transportation to and from the work sites - typically schools located in the Twin Cities metro and greater metro area.
This position is represented by a bargaining unit; AFSCME Technical.
*The employer reserves the right to change or add duties to this position as long as the changes and/or additions are consistent with the job classification.
Data Collection (50%)
Attend and participate in training for testing at the University or other location prior to beginning testing.
Listen to students read aloud while recording errors and identifying total words read in 1 minute using a web-based application or paper materials.
Administer and monitor completion of other reading or math assessments in one-on-one or group settings.
Clarify general and specific procedures to students using methods that do not compromise the integrity of the study.
Complete assessments for the assigned students in the study on a daily and/or weekly basis.
Use protocols and other materials to provide clear and standardized directions for students during individual and group assessments related to reading, math or other general learning skills.
Daily use and organize paper-based assessment materials.
Score, monitor, and submit results of the assessments collected on a daily basis as needed.
Communicate updates, problems, and other issues with project coordinator on daily basis.
Able to attend and participate in testing training
Able to accurately and efficiently administer assessments to students following protocols established for the study.
Able to work in an independent and responsible manner under supervision of project manager.
Student Support (25%)
Meet with students who are assigned to participate in the study to administer assessments.
Interact in a one-on-one or group setting with students to administer assessments.
Communicate with administrators and teachers at school sites
Take students to and from classrooms or other testing sites during the testing period, as needed to complete the assessments.
Technical Support (25%)
Daily maintain and use laptop computers with wireless connections.
Daily maintain and use digital recorders.
High School Diploma/GED with some college experience
Available to work during typical school hours on weekdays (i.e., 7AM-4PM).
Experience working with elementary, secondary, and other students in a one-on-one or group setting
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Able to travel to and from data collection sites in a timely manner using own, shared, or public transportation.
Must be able to use computers, on-line applications, and/or paper-based assessments for data collection
Previous research lab and/or data collection experience
Previous experience working in elementary or secondary schools
Previous experience working with administrators and teachers in a school setting
Theoretical or practical interest in the areas of reading, math, behavior, assessment, instruction, intervention, and/or learning
Internal Number: 328656
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