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Senior Research and Assessment Programmer/Analyst

Application Procedure:

In addition to completing an application, candidates are required to provide all of the following electronically, as separate items:  
  • A single page cover letter indicating interest and highlighting relevant experience;
  • A resume listing personal data, education, training and experience;
  • Examples of visualizations created in Tableau or similar software (screenshot or links acceptable); and
  • Three current letters of recommendation.


Job Duties

The Research and Assessment Programmer/Analyst will develop information systems, databases for the Department of Research and Evaluation, produce informational and analytical reports and presentations from these databases and other sources, and oversee all central administration testing production and surveying materials.


  • Use District information systems and software programs to produce customized informational reports to deliver evaluation-related information to administrators and faculty in a timely fashion.
  • Develop and use data visualizations (e.g., Tableau) to support program evaluation and assessment analytics.
  • Collaborates in the development and management of systems designed to collect, manage, store, and report a variety of data to support student assessment information needs (e.g., a data warehouse).
  • Provide technical assistance and statistical analysis services to staff members in areas of test development, data analysis, program assessment, and evaluation.
  • Identify, evaluate, and plan research projects in collaboration with administrators and staff.
  • Serve as liaison to the state for test data issues, including state reporting, the assessment Pre-ID process, and score corrections.
  • Oversee the preparation of all testing and surveying materials in collaboration with the District Assessment Coordinator.
  • Develop and implement district-wide and school-based accountability procedures and processes in collaboration with the Director.
  • Conduct and process district survey research studies and routine student surveys.
  • Train staff and administrators to use test and other report information to improve student learning.
  • Collaborates with district and building leadership to ensure equity is infused in practice and remains at the forefront of efforts to disrupt inequities.
  • Perform other tasks assigned by the Director of Research and Evaluation.

Job Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor Degree.
  • Master's Degree or higher preferred, in education, social sciences, statistics and research methods, computer science or similar field.
  • Data Visualization (prefer Tableau) development experience, preferably within an education context.
  • SQL Server programming and preferred SQL Data Warehouse management experience.
  • Management of assessment software (Mastery Manager, Schoology AMP, etc.)
  • Proficiency in statistical software (R, SPSS, SAS, etc.).
  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking abilities.
  • Superior organization/project management skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate technical information effectively to non-technical clients.
  • Experience collaborating between information technology and institutional research.

Institution Description

Recognized as a Blue Ribbon High School District by the U.S. Department of Education, High School District 214 is located approximately 25 miles northwest of Chicago in a 68.3 square mile area. We serve approximately 12,000 high school students from the surrounding communities of Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Elk Grove, Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights, Rolling Meadows, and Wheeling. Larger in area than the city of St. Louis, the district serves over 300,000 residents. O'Hare International Airport and downtown Chicago are minutes away, and Woodfield Mall offers area residents one of the world's largest indoor shopping centers.


Application Due Date: 2021-03-08
Job Start Date: 2021-07-01
Salary: $68693 - $82432
City: Arlington Heights
State/Province/Region: IL
Institution: Township High School District 214
Reports To: Director of Research and Evaluation
Staff # Reporting to Position: 1
Reports In Office: Research and Evaluation

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