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Boston Public Schools STIPEND OPPORTUNITY: Temporary Tester of English Learners (SY21-22) in Boston, Massachusetts

* This is a stipended position and is only open to current, eligible, BPS employees whose current job status allows them to participate in this opportunity. This is an in-person stipended position. The position has a flexible schedule based on the needs of the center including Saturdays.** General Description and Goals: The Boston Public Schools is committed to the academic success of all English learners (EL) entering grades K2-12. The Newcomers Assessment and Counseling Center (NACC) in the Boston Public Schools is hiring professionals with experience in working with English language learners and assessment protocols. The tester will be primarily responsible for assessing entering ELs. Testers will be provided with training on the assessment instruments and will be paired with a full-time NACC Data and Assessment Specialist. Terms: BTU Flexible work schedule to meet the needs of English language learners and their families. NEW LANGUAGE - This position requires in-person work with families and students using COVID-19 safety protocols. Responsibilities: Provide comprehensive and thorough in-person assessment of the four modalities for entering ELs in grades K2-12. Assess enrolling students for native language and numeric literacy. Review the results of assessments and determine an initial ELD level. Use assessment and intake data to identify the best placement options for students. Ensure that all families and students are treated respectfully and on a timely basis. Perform other related duties as requested by the Director of the Newcomers Assessment and Counseling Center. Qualifications - Required: Current educator license issued by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Baccalaureate Degree in related area. Bilingual and Bi-literate in English and at least one of the target languages. Qualified WIDA ACCESS for ELs 2.0 Test Administrator. Current qualifications and certificates to administer both the WIDA Screener Online and the Kindergarten W-APT. Three or more years of successful urban teaching experience with English learners. Strong background knowledge of assessments for ELs in grades K2-12. Experience working with ELs with learning disabilities. Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills with ability to focus on the overall mission while also attending to details and follow-up activities. Strong communication skills, including oral and written proficiency in English and in a second or third language. Demonstrated use of technology. Knowledge of and experience working in multicultural settings. Flexible work schedule. (possible nights and weekends) Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment Qualifications - Preferred: Bilingual and Bi-literate in English and at least one of the target languages. English as a Second Language license. Strong background knowledge of assessments for ELs in grades K2-12. Current or pending SEI Teacher Endorsement. Experience and current certificates to administer the following WIDA Assessments (ACCESS, WIDA Screener Online, Kindergarten W-APT). Reports to: Director, Newcomers Assessment and Counseling Center, located at Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building. Application Procedure and Address: Please submit current certificates to administer the following WIDA Assessments (ACCESS, WIDA Screener Online, Kindergarten W-APT) with resume and other appropriate documentation in TalentEd. Specific questions/inquiries concerning these positions should be directed to Vera Johnson, Director, Newcomers Assessment and Counseling Center, Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, 2300 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02119. " />

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STIPEND OPPORTUNITY: Temporary Tester of English Learners (SY21-22)

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