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School Improvement and Data Specialist

Central Administration
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Minimum Requirements 

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Five years of full-time, paid, professional educational experience with documented expertise in the  area of school planning and data review and interpretation, three of which have included working with  school utilization state data tools and building positive relationships and evidenced-based outcomes  within the school. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

Planning and Evidence-based Support Office 

Demonstrated knowledge of: 

o PA Academic Content Standards, PSSA & Keystone Assessment Anchors/Eligible Content,  PDE’s Standards Aligned System (SAS) and Philadelphia Core Curriculum. 

o assessment and interpreting and applying classroom-based and system-wide data to drive  student achievement that includes familiarity with PDE data tools such as Emetric and  PVAAS and District tools such as SchoolNet. 

o descriptive and inferential data analysis. 

o utilizing and triangulate data sets.  

o the State’s School Improvement Planning (SIP) process, with a clear understanding of  PDE’s school plan formats. 

o PowerPoint, InDesign and/or other design software. 

Demonstrated ability to

o learn more about assessment data and how this data may be used at the regional and  school level to both monitor and improve instruction.  

o work cross-functionally to ensure that all District-held data are accurate, complete,  understandable, and accessible to relevant stakeholder groups. 

o work with a sense of urgency. 

o exhibit tactfulness and respect towards all colleagues. 

o be optimistic and entrepreneurial. 

o solve problems, anticipate issues and troubleshoot with good judgment and critical thinking. o be detail oriented and hold self and others accountable to a high standard of quality  assurance. 

o make effective presentations to regional and school staffs on SIP, use of data tools, and the  effective use of data to better target instruction. 

o use computer applications including Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Word. o communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 

o establish and maintain effective working relationships. 


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed  by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all  responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  


The School District of Philadelphia provides to all persons equal access to all categories of employment  in this district, regardless of race, color, age, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, national  origin or handicap/disability, gender identity, or genetic information. Please refer to Board Policy 104 for  further information regarding the District's commitment to Nondiscrimination in Employment Practices

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