School Quality Measures Intern (SY20-21)

3.9 Full-time 4 hours ago Full Job Description Job Description: School Quality Measures Fellow Scope of Work The Boston Public Schools is exploring new measures of school quality and innovative ways to communicate them to students, educators, families and the BPS community. We are interested in broadening our measures of school quality and want to learn about best practices in other districts. Of particular interest are ways to assess and highlight the many strengths of our schools that are not captured in traditional quantitative measures (e.g. standardized test scores). Play a role in the development and implementation of new measurement tools and metrics to enhance and better define school quality (defined by the School Quality Framework; SQF) in BPS Research what other large districts use to measure school quality beyond test scores Design and propose new measures associated with student access to supplementary in and out of school programs Work with other BPS central office departments to get feedback and input Attend community task forces related to school quality and improvement processes Work to develop communication materials for lay audiences to understand and trust methods used to assess school quality Other duties as assigned by the Director of Performance Management (Office of Data and Accountability). Skills and Experience Required Bachelor's Degree preferred Research and or policy experience, preferably in K-12 education Analytic and data management skills, as well as strong attention to detail Enthusiasm for independently managing projects to completion Excellent time management skills and delivering high quality, on-time, results Experience with communities in Boston, its neighborhoods and schools is a plus Flexibility, along with strong communication and writing skills This role is intended to be part-time, not to exceed 20 hours per week during the school year, with the potential to add hours during the summer months. Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment

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