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Program Manager (Alternate Assessment)

Washington, DC

Job Category: Non-Profit

Posted on Monday, 05. of October 2015


The Assessment Program at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a well regarded organization that is growing rapidly. We focus on providing our clients with customized assessments that not only measure student achievement against state standards, but also provide meaningful score reports that can help students, parents, and educators address any areas of student weakness. Our environment is fast-paced and requires people at all levels who are willing to roll up their sleeves to get the work done on time while maintaining high quality. We are currently seeking a Program Manager to join our Alternate Assessments team in Washington, DC.


The Program Manager (Alternate Assessment) will assist with managing all aspects of state testing projects, especially for special education students. They must be able to work collaboratively in a fast paced environment; anticipate problems and come up with creative methods of solving them; develop strong, positive, constructive relationships with clients; coordinate among the various project teams; and make sure that quality control procedures are adhered to in order to produce high quality assessments within deadline and budget. They must be able to work in an environment where project requirements often change and evolve, and must be comfortable seeking out information and advice, when necessary. They must be able to conceptualize how all the parts of a complex project fit together and what a change to one part will mean for the other parts. Successful candidates will create a proactive culture in which the efficient creation of high quality products is second nature.

The responsibilities of the Program Manager (Alternate Assessment) include:

  • Working with internal staff and subcontractors to develop processes, procedures, and schedules for meeting project deliverables and client needs.
  • Working with state clients to ensure that all plans and schedules are viable, that the state understands their roles and deadlines, and that clear lines of communication are established.
  • Developing meeting agendas, chairing meetings, and documenting decisions.
  • Ensuring that a master schedule is developed and maintained of deadlines and deliverables and making sure that all project staff are aware of the parts of the master schedule that affect them, and are aware of all changes that are made to the schedule.
  • Providing information, support, direction, and problem-solving to the clients, as needed, in a manner that provides positive solutions, and if needed, adjusts current processes to improve the delivery, coordination, or quality of the product.
  • Managing changes of scope so that all necessary changes to contracts, budgets, and activities, and schedules are in place.
  • Making sure that other members of the project team are aware of any changes to the project scope.
  • Coordinating among the senior staff members who manage the various project teams (item development, technical, reporting, website, databases, etc.) and making sure that each team receives what it needs from the other teams.
  • Keeping AIR senior management informed of any potential project problems, including issues with a client or another stakeholder and any potential for missed deadlines or budget over-runs.
  • Managing subcontractors.
  • Monitoring budgets.


  • Minimum education: Masters degree or equivalent, preferably in special education or a related field.
  • Experience instructing students (K-12) with significant cognitive disabilities in academic content areas.
  • Minimum of 4 years of progressively increasing responsibility managing tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to travel 25-40%, the peak being in the January-February timeframe.
  • Experience working in large-scale assessment or a related field, such as publishing or large-scale surveys is a plus.
  • Experience working with clients.


AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, and tuition assistance.

More information or to apply:

For more information, please visit our website at

To apply, please go to EOE.

Senior Test Developer, Alternate Assessment

Washington, DC

Job Category: Non-Profit

Posted on Monday, 05. of October 2015


The Assessment Program at AIR is a well regarded organization that is growing rapidly. We focus on providing our clients with customized assessments that not only measure student achievement against state standards, but also provide meaningful score reports that can help students, parents, and educators address any areas of student weakness. Our environment is fast-paced and requires people at all levels who are willing to roll up their sleeves to get the work done on time while maintaining high quality.

The growth in AIR's Education Assessment Program has fueled the need for a Senior Test Developer, Alternate Assessment. This role will be involved with American education test development and alternate assessment projects, working with a number of state agencies and consortiums to meet their educational measurement, professional development, and public outreach needs.


The Senior Test Developer, Alternate Assessment will lead state assessment projects and project tasks that include the development and management of alternate assessment programs for students with severe cognitive disabilities. The person in this position also would lead tasks related to test administration accommodations, research on alternate assessment and accommodations, and technical assistance in assessment and special education.

Duties include:

  • Managing internal and external item development to meet internal and external deadlines, which includes writing and reviewing items as well as training staff to understand the features of a quality item and work with them to improve the quality of their item writing and reviewing
  • Leading client committee meetings in which stakeholders review the content and grade-appropriateness of test items;
  • Leading constructed-response scoring activities to identify exemplar student responses, monitor scorer training, and audit scoring sessions;
  • Writing, revising, and reviewing test items (questions) based on scientific state standards and benchmarks, content correctness and appropriateness, fairness, and project specifications;
  • Helping develop new machine-scored item types;
  • Developing ways to use the new item types to assess aspects of science content not amenable to paper-pencil assessment;
  • Resolving client feedback on test items and test forms;
  • Assembling and reviewing field test and operational test forms, working with technical staff to meet content and statistical specifications;
  • Designing, and resolving client feedback on test specification documents, style guides, test blueprints, and specific student aids;
  • Supporting technical staff at client committee meetings in which stakeholders review statistical data of administered test forms;
  • Managing test item pools.


  • Advanced degree(s) in special education required
  • At least 5 years of professional experience working in educational measurement is required.
  • Project and task management at the state or district level
  • Prior teaching experience in a special education classroom or a regular classroom with considerable experience in inclusion
  • Experience working with students with severe cognitive disabilities
  • Other experience could include alternate assessment administration and/or development at the state or district level; managing or providing accommodations for test administrations at the state or district level; special education diagnostic testing
  • Must demonstrate the ability to identify problems and conceptualize solutions, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines, work collaboratively with others, and mentor staff.
  • Must be comfortable with and interested in learning new technologies

Required travel for this position is 4-10 weeks per year. Candidates should be able to travel as required for 2-3 days at a time.


AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, and tuition assistance.

More information or to apply:

For more information, please visit our website at

To apply, please go to EOE.

Special Ed Teacher (MA) - Elementary

Northglenn, Colorado

Job Category: Special Ed Teacher (MA)- Elementary

Posted on Wednesday, 30. of September 2015


The Community Reach Center is a growing, multiple-location, mental health care provider in Denver, Colorado. Our 475+ employees offer a wide variety of services to individuals in schools, day-treatment, residential, hospital, and correctional facilities.

Job Summary – Special Ed Teachers provide educational and support services to consumers and their families within the school environment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans and implements individual programs to address student needs according to the student's Individualized Educational Plan (IEP).
  • Participates in/facilitates IEP and other educational meetings to discuss progress toward developmental, emotional, social, and behavioral goals.
  • Completes educational reports and records as required.
  • Participates in preparation for and transitions to public special educational programs.
  • Attends and participates in group sessions, in-service education and training, opportunities, meetings, supervision, and special events.
  • Participates in review of program policies and procedures.
  • Provides program milieu coverage and support as assigned.
  • Works collaboratively with clinical staff to address mental health needs.
  • Provides direction to Teaching Assistant on an ongoing basis.
  • Provides care in a manner that promotes safety, comfort, the therapeutic environment.
  • Maintains confidentiality of consumer records.


  • Master's degree in Special Education or directly related field from an accredited college.
  • Must be enrolled in Special Education Program; leading to license or endorsement as a "Special Education Generalist" Teacher.
  • Must be eligible for TTE, SOE, SEE or alternative teacher's license.
  • Direct experience with the population specific to the day treatment program (i.e. age range, disability).
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish helpful


Community Reach Center offers an outstanding benefits package, 20 days of paid time off plus 9 holidays, medical/dental/vision, health savings accounts, mail-order prescriptions, employer paid short and long-term disability insurance, employer matching 401(k), EAP, and flex spending accounts. We offer free supervision towards licensure, a supportive environment, and excellent training.


Send resume and cover letter to:

Telephone: 303-853-3813

Community Reach Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity

Special Education Teacher (ES, MS, HS)

Multiple Locations (Brooklyn, Rochester, Troy, NY; Newark, NJ)

Job Category: Teacher

Posted on Tuesday, 22. of September 2015


The Special Education Coordinator or Teacher is passionate about supporting the students who are at-risk for academic underperformance due to emotional and/or physical challenges so that they can succeed in the school's rigorous academic program. The Special Education Coordinator or Teacher holds primary responsibility for providing academic, emotional, and physical services for students who require additional support to thrive within the school's core academic program.


  • Demonstrate a relentless drive to improve the minds, characters & lives of students both in and out of school.
  • Show unwavering commitment to urban youth achieving greatness.
  • Create a positive, structured learning environment to ensure that students observe the school's core values, high expectations, and strict code of conduct.
  • Implement curricula and activities to meet academic standards.
  • Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards.
  • Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices.
  • Participate in the collaborative curriculum development process.
  • Provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior to ensure that students observe the school's core values, high expectations, and strict code of conduct.
  • Be accountable for students' mastery of academic standards.
  • Share responsibility for grade-level and school-wide activities.
  • Exhibit resilience to persevere and turn challenges into opportunities.
  • Focus constantly on student learning, thinking critically and strategically to respond to student learning needs.
  • Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Engage families in their children's education.
  • Commit to continual professional growth, participating actively in department meetings, faculty meetings, and other meetings.
  • Participate in an annual three-week staff orientation and training.
  • Mentor and engage another Teacher in instructional practice and professional development.
  • Include a Teacher in daily classroom activities to help students meet academic standards.


  • Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom.
  • Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom.
  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subjects.
  • Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player.
  • Bachelor's degree is required; Master's degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting.
  • Valid State Certification is helpful but not required.
  • Belief in and alignment with Uncommon's core beliefs and educational philosophy is non-negotiable.


We offer a competitive compensation package, including a salary significantly above the district scale and comprehensive health benefits. Aside from extensive professional development, all our teachers are equipped with a laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, library budget, and all necessary instructional supplies


To apply, please visit our website:

If you have any questions, please contact with the title SPED Teacher Position.

Cross Categorical Resource Teacher/ESS Coordinator

Phoenix, AZ

Job Category: Special Education

Posted on Monday, 21. of September 2015


Great Hearts Academies has an immediate need for a full-time Special Education Teacher/ESS Coordinator at Teleos Preparatory Academy, Veritas Preparatory Academy, and Archway Lincoln. Additional 2015-2016 special education teaching positions may open midyear.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Special Education Coordinator include: Providing direct and consultative services to students with IEPS in the school environment, collaborating with related service providers, assisting general education staff in the implement of accommodations and modifications, writing and maintaining all IEPs, Prior Written Notices, and MET paperwork while ensuring compliance with ADE guidelines, facilitating all initial and annual IEP meetings, as well as MET 1 and MET2 meetings, and ongoing communication and collaboration with parents, staff, and administrative staff regarding student planning and progress. Additional responsibilities include coordinating 504 plans and may include conducting AZELLA testing and ELL programing to eligible English language learners.


Candidates will need to hold a valid Cross-Categorical or Learning Disability Special Education, K-12 Certificate with SEI endorsement, and have a current AZ fingerprint clearance card. Great Hearts teachers must also demonstrate a commitment to and love for the liberal arts.


  • Manageable caseload
  • Competitive salary
  • Great benefits
  • Strong administrative support
  • Collaborating Exceptional Student Services Coordinators


Candidates must apply online via our careers website at Follow the links to Arizona positions and choose the position of interest to begin the application process. The site allows applicants to submit additional materials (resume, reference letters, transcripts, etc.) for review by Great Hearts hiring staff and Academy Headmasters.

Contact: Tealai Gonella -
Recruiting -


Assistant Professor - Moderate Disabilities (SPED)

Lowell, Massachusetts, United States, 01854

Job Category: Full Time

Posted on Monday, 21. of September 2015

University of Massachusetts Lowell

The Graduate School of Education seeks a collaborative and energetic colleague to assume a tenure track position in the field of special education. Currently, the GSE offers a limited number of courses at the master's level for those seeking initial license as a teacher of students with moderate disabilities; however, we are developing a Bachelor or Arts in Education degree with an option in special education. The newly appointed faculty member will play a lead role in delivering the undergraduate degree and advising students, as well as teaching master's level courses.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) is in the city of Lowell which has a population of approximately 110,000. Lowell was the first planned industrial city in the USA and is the home of the Lowell National Historical Park. Lowell is 30 minutes north of Boston. The university serves a diverse population of 17,000 students in over 120 degree programs. UML is a nationally ranked public university which, in the past 5 years, has seen tremendous growth in its undergraduate and graduate populations, the number of faculty, and the facilities available for teaching and research. The Graduate School of Education is one of six colleges at the university and serves approximately 450 graduate students and a growing body of undergraduates enrolled in two education minors.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate in education (candidates anticipating graduation during fall 2015 or spring 2016 are also encouraged to apply)
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
  • At least 5 years of K-12 teaching experience or administration in special education
  • A developing record of research through presentations and publications commensurate with expectations for an assistant professor position

Other Considerations:

  • Teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level
  • Online teaching experience
  • The ability to work effectively with colleagues and diverse groups
  • A commitment to students, research and program development

To apply, please submit the following documents:

  • Cover Letter: Should include your teaching philosophy and future direction of your research.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Other Document 1: Please include/attach proof of a current or past K-12 SPED teacher or administrator license.
  • Other Document 2: Please include a list of all undergraduate and graduate courses in special education that you have taken during your academic career.
  • Sample of Scholarly Work/Publication: The sample of scholarly work should be a journal article or a paper presented at regional or national conference.
  • Names and contact information of three references


Review of applications will begin on 10/08 and will continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

Head of School

San Rafael, CA

Job Category: Head of School

Posted on Wednesday, 16. of September 2015


Star Academy is a non-profit, non-public school, located in San Rafael, CA, serving students with learning differences in grades 1-12. Star Academy is a calm, nurturing and stigma-free school whose therapeutic model seamlessly integrates classroom and specialist instruction. The high quality teachers create a community that acknowledges and accommodates varying needs of student and individualized instruction. Community involvement is encouraged. The result – confident kids.

At Star, students face mild to moderate challenges such as: dyslexia, executive functioning deficits, dyscalculia, auditory processing, dysgraphia, ADHD and Asperger's. Elementary, middle and high school students all benefit from Star's calm, nurturing, and supportive environment, which are conducive to learning. High school students earn their high school diploma or certificate of completion and prepare to transition to college and/or other pursuits.

The Head of School, in collaboration with the Director of Education (DOE) has responsibilities related to the hiring, retention, supervision, mentorship, and evaluation of faculty. They work collaboratively to ensure that the Star's mission and vision is followed.

Quick Facts About Star:

  • Star was founded in 1990
  • Currently 72 Students
  • Currently 20 Teachers and Assistant Teachers
  • Currently 22 Specialists (Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Language and Math Specialists, and Wellness Specialists)
  • 7 Administrative Staff
  • Small Student/Faculty ratio

The next Head of School will:

  • Embody, manifest, and advocate the mission of the school.
  • Represent the school to all of its constituents including parents, students, alumni, business community, faculty, and staff as well as state and federal agencies, and local, state, regional, and national educational organizations and accrediting agencies.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the school.
  • Partner with the Board of Trustees and its Committees.
  • Act as liaison with other school districts for IEPs; represent and be an advocate for parents during the IEP process.

It is highly desired that the next Head of School will be:

  • Experienced as an administrator; administrative and teaching credential(s) desirable.
  • An accomplished educator experienced with an understanding of the impact and challenges of children with learning differences.
  • Well-versed with multisensory classroom curriculum and approaches to learning, differentiated teaching for different learning styles and multi-grade classrooms, utilizing technology as an instructional tool, occupational therapy services, speech and language services, and Social Thinking® curriculum.
  • Have a proven track record of successfully facilitating conferences meetings addressing Individualized Program (IPs) and Individualized Educational Program (IEPs).
  • Possess leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills to help the school maintain and grow in its commitment to provide the best education for children who learn differently.
  • Strong leader who recognizes strength of team and effectively manages, collaborates, delegates and builds a community.
  • Excellent, responsive communicator and listener with consistent follow.


Candidates interested in the position are asked to submit the following documents as a single Word document or PDF by October 15, 2015 to Judith Glickman (

1. EC Candidate Summary Form
2. Cover letter addressed to Star Academy Search Committee
3. Résumé
4. Personal statement of educational philosophy
5. List of five (5) references including name, contact information, relationship to candidate

Judith Glickman of Educators' Collaborative is eager to interview interested candidates: (415) 655-9974 or

Special Education Teacher

Tampa, FL, Columbia, MD, Chicago, IL, Philadelphia,PA, California

Job Category: Special Education Teacher

Posted on Thursday, 10. of September 2015


Are you a Special Education Teacher with experience in a self-contained setting? Progressus Therapy has a position for you in Tampa, FL, Columbia, MD, Chicago, IL, Philadelphia,PA, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Sacramento, CA starting immediately. Join a team of professionals working towards positive outcomes for students. Special Education Teachers play an integral part in the lives of children so call Progressus today at 800-239-7979 to speak to a Career Service Manager.


  • Valid professional educator license (PEL)
  • Learning Behavior Specialist (LBS) endorsement
  • Teaching experience, including both regular and special education
  • Keen understanding of general special education testing concepts and methods
  • Able to provide behavioral analysis and positive intervention skills
  • Able to diagnose and provide remediation of various types of learning disabilities
  • Able to provide consultation, resource information and materials regarding students with exceptional needs to parents
  • Collaborative minded professional with strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work and build strong relationships with parents, teachers and school administrators


  • Competitive compensation with flexible pay options
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage
  • Flexible Spending Plan for medical and dependent coverage
  • Professional Liability Coverage
  • Licensure reimbursement
  • Annual Professional Development stipend
  • Professional membership stipend
  • Unlimited CEUs through the Progressus Pathways Learning Center
  • 401(k) Retirement Saving Plan with a discretionary company match
  • Relocation assistance
  • Unparalleled mentoring and support for CFs, new grads and clinicians new to schools
  • Many More!


Please contact or simply visit our website: to apply, or call 800.239.7979

Elementary Special Ed PALS Teacher

Cave Creek, AZ

Job Category: Elementary Special Ed PALS Teacher

Posted on Tuesday, 08. of September 2015


Cave Creek Schools has a $4,000 Sign On Bonus for a Self-Contained Special Education classroom teacher.

Description: To lead students toward the fulfillment of their potential by translating the district curriculum goals and objectives into learning experiences for each individual student in the district. Please go to our website and fill out an online application. Scan and attach three letters of recommendation, copy of certificate, fingerprint card, transcripts, proof of Highly Qualified Status (NES/AEPA tests) and resume. Cave Creek School District is an "A" district with 7 A+ Schools of Excellence.


  • Bachelor's degree or above from an accredited four-year college or university.
  • Valid Arizona teacher's certificate for the appropriate grade level and/or subject matter.
  • Meet North Central Association requirements for subject area assigned.
  • Possess special area endorsements as required by state and/or federal regulations or District policy and procedures.
  • Ability to manage productively groups of students.
  • Accountability for student growth in all areas consistent with District developed objectives.


Contact – Janet Holt, Director of SPED

Special Education Teachers

Tucson, AZ

Job Category: Special Education Teacher

Posted on Thursday, 16. of July 2015


Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences in the core academic subject area assigned to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.



  • Familiar with Special Education Laws
  • Ability to work in team environment
  • Familiar with needs of Elementary School Aged Students
  • Able to develop and implement IEP'S
  • Good communication and organizational skills


  • Valid Arizona Teaching Certificate in subject area (Special Education Certificate)
  • Valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Structured English Immersion Endorsement (SEI)


9 month contracted position; 6 IEP days; Salary: $32,096 - $40,271; Additional $2,000 stipend for hard to fill;


Please apply on-line at
For more information contact Human Resources at 520-682-3243

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