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Program Supervisor, Assessments and Accreditation

Date Posted: Feb 6, 2020

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Job Title

Job Title: Program Supervisor, Assessments and Accreditation

Posting Date: January 31, 2020

Closing Date: Until Filled

Salary Details:  $67,230 - $85,773

In accordance with the agreement between the Organization of School Administrators (O.S.A.S.) and the Board of Education of the School District of the City of Detroit, Article 6.4, Promotion Procedure, the following vacancy is announced:

Job Type: Administrative

Benefits Eligibility: Successful candidates will be eligible for competitive medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, as well as generous illness and/or vacation days.

Reports to: Senior Director, Assessment and Performance Management

Location: Fisher Building

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 Position Summary

The Program Supervisor of Assessment and Accreditation is a key member of the Assessment and Performance Management department (APM).  This team works with schools and the Michigan Department of Education to provide testing for students at various grade levels in the District, including the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP), College Board Suite of Assessments (PSAT and SAT), ACT WorkKeys, MI-Access State Alternate Assessment, WIDA ACCESS for ELLs 2.0, and National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP).  APM also manages the accreditation process for all schools through Cognia/AdvancEd. This team is part of the larger Data, Assessment, and Accountability (DAA) division, whose overall mission is to ensure the accurate and timely collection and storage of high-quality data about student and district performance.

As a significant member and leader in the Assessment and Performance Management department, the Program Supervisor of Assessment and Accreditation is responsible for leading the school-facing supports for summative assessment administration in the District. The Program Supervisor develops and executes assessment trainings for school staff, develops assessment-related resources and communications, manages support systems for schools including test plan reviews, oversees day-to-day logistics during assessment windows, and coordinates post-assessment activities. They are also responsible for coordinating with other divisions within the District to drive the development of assessment literacy and analytic capacity throughout the organization.



Bachelor’s degree and/or technical or equivalent experience in education. Master’s degree strongly preferred.


We are looking for talented people who are passionate about transforming the District and making a significant difference in the lives of public school students, parents, principals, teachers, and central office employees. This position requires previous experience with test administration, scoring, and interpretation, preferably in a district environment and management experience is preferred.

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience coordinating the administration of large-scale assessments, preferably across multiple schools simultaneously
  • Experience developing assessment rosters that account for exceptional student accommodations
  • Strong professional development skills, including the facilitation of in-person sessions and the creation of online training materials
  • Familiarity with state standards and content expectations for core academic subjects
  • Strong background in the analysis of assessment results to communicate key messages to stakeholders
  • Experience with school accreditation processes and document collection/review preferred
  • Ability to balance multiple projects within a data-driven accountability environment and working knowledge of state accountability systems and calculation methodologies/business rules
  • Ability to translate Department and District objectives and key results into everyday work activities and consistently implement District accountability policies and procedures
  • Possess excellent communication skills, both in verbal and written formats
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced and ambiguous environment
  • Prior management experience a plus
  • Expertise and experience working in an urban public school district is a plus

Position Job Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Deputy Executive Director of Assessment and Performance Management, the Program Supervisor, Assessments and Accreditation shall:

Essential Functions

  1. Coordinate with the Curriculum and Instruction division to ensure alignment of the District’s assessment strategy and model curriculum framework
  2. Lead school-facing supports for summative assessments, develop and execute summative assessment trainings for school staff, develop assessment-related resources and communications, manage support systems for schools, and oversee day-to-day logistics during assessment windows and post-assessment activities
  3. Develop and deliver innovative in-person and virtual trainings throughout the year to various audiences on various requirements
  4. Create development pathways to expand the role and capacity of school testing coordinators to include data analysis and data-driven planning
  5. Develop a strong grasp of accommodations, accessibility features, and administrative considerations available to students with disabilities and English language learners
  6. Lead the school test plan review process, including training for 100+ schools on developing test plans, collecting test plans, and coordinating a team of reviewers to evaluate test plans and provide feedback; and ensure final submission and approval of test plans
  7. Manage portfolio of school-facing support tools and platforms and maintain accuracy, timeliness, and user friendliness of those reports and tools
  8. Oversee the creation of public-facing assessment guides that describe assessment content, format, purpose, and use
  9. Coordinate school accreditation processes through Cognia/AdvancED
  10. Demonstrate an effective approach to team¿building including clarity of purpose and shared responsibility
  11. Value, solicit, and integrate team members’ different perspectives effectively
  12. Build effective relationships with staff members to implement district strategic plan
  13. Perform other duties as assigned by the Deputy Executive Director of Assessment and Performance Management



If you are a current Detroit Public Schools employee, presently employed with the district, you do not have to submit a fee related to obtaining the Detroit Public Schools security clearance.


If you are hired to fill a vacant position, you will be required to submit a Detroit Public Schools security clearance.

At point of offer to hire, please be advised that you will be responsible for a non-refundable payment of $64.50 via Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover Card, cashier's check, or money order, payable to the DPSCD Police Department. No personal checks or cash is accepted. DO NOT SUBMIT PAYMENT WITH APPLICATION.

Method of Application:

Applicants MUST apply through the online application system. ONLY applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position. All applicants are to attach a copy of their transcripts, most recent resume and cover letter. A copy of your valid teacher certification must be attached if certification is required for the position you are applying.

Applicants will receive an automated confirmation once they have successfully applied for a position.

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's employer(s) prior to hire.

It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested. All documentation must be submitted along with the letter of interest. Documentation will not be accepted subsequent to the closing date of the announcement. Incomplete information will not be considered. Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Division of Human Resources via email at or office at (313) 873-6897.

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities.  Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or








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