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11 Jun 2016

Full-Time Education Consultant – Education Statistics & Reporting @ Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction – Posted by sekolbe Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Job Description

Main posting

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is committed to ensuring every child graduates ready for further education and the workforce. We must align our efforts so students are learning the skills and knowledge necessary to become contributing members of our communities. To build on our long-standing commitment to public education, we strive to recruit and retain quality employees. Our employees are vital to the success of our students, schools and communities. For more information about DPI, please go to


The DPI is currently seeking applicants for Education Consultant – Education Statistics & Reporting position. This position is located at 125 South Webster Street in Madison, WI.

Job Duties:

This position provides expert leadership for state and federal accountability policy, coordinates, reviews, directs, and evaluates progress in districts and schools related to academic performance and progress obligations under the Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA) accountability rules and section 115.38, Wisconsin Statutes.


This position involves interpreting and complying with federal and state laws related to assessment and accountability, including providing communications and technical support on these topics to agency staff as well as schools and districts. Further, the position involves statistical analysis of large data sets and the design of evaluation systems for schools, districts, and educators. This position also develops interpretive reports and communications of findings to a range of audiences including policy makers, educators, and the general public. These issues require the ability to formulate research questions, gather data, perform analysis, and document and communicate results. This consultant provides extensive intra-department consultation and communication on the national, state, and local levels.


The work of this position falls into four areas:


  1. Policy and strategy: Recommendations related to measurement and implementation of state content standards, assessment, and accountability requirements at the school, district, and state levels.


  1. Statewide systems of evaluation: Development, implementation, and support of school, district, and state educational accountability under state and federal laws.


  1. Technical assistance: Provide to school, district, Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA), and department staff support and guidance regarding use of educational data to plan for improvements in student learning and school performance.


  1. Reporting: Design, develop, synthesize, analyze, and report data including accountability results to various local, regional, state, and federal educational agencies.

Special Notes:

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of hire.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of: school data, data collection, statistical analysis, program evaluation, and data interpretation for school improvement efforts; educational policy issues as well as federal and state laws relating to assessment and accountability.  Ability to: analyze large data sets and present results in a variety of formats (written, oral) to meet audience needs; use statistical software such as R, STATA, Excel, Access, or similar software to analyze data.  Skill in: oral and written communication.

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  Job Working Title:
Education Consultant – Education Statistics & Reporting
Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting salary will be between $27.18 – $38.32 per hour ($56,534 – $79,705 per year). This position is in pay schedule 13, range 02. A six month probationary period is required.
Hailee King, Human Resources Specialist, 608-266-2189, [email protected]
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Deadline to Apply:
The previous publication date was 4/19/16. The previous deadline date was 5/3/16. If you applied during this time, it is not necessary to reapply.

How to Apply

Apply online on! Preview Exam If you have not already done so, you will need to create an account. After you are logged in and are viewing the announcement, click "Apply Now." You will be asked to provide your personal information and attach a resume. In additional to this information, you will be required to complete the online exam. You can preview the exam questions by clicking on the “Preview Exam” link above. After reviewing the exam questions, prepare detailed written responses to each of the three (3) exam questions. Submit your exam responses by copying and pasting your responses into the appropriate fields in the online exam. Your response to the exam questions will be used along with your resume to determine your eligibility for this position. Online applications that do not include all of the requested materials will NOT be considered.

Job Categories: Data Scientist / Statistician. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: accountability, data analysis, Education, Evaluation, policy, and reporting. Salaries: Less than $100,000.

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