Williamsburg Charter High School (WCHS) is a high performing, public charter high school located in Brooklyn, New York. WCHS opened in August 2004 as the first Chancellor-authorized charter high school in the City of New York with a ninth grade class of 267 students. Now in its thirteenth year of operation, WCHS has grown to serve approximately 963 students in grades nine through twelve. The school’s mission is to unite youth, families, staff, teachers and the community at large in providing young people with the tools necessary to make sense of the world, and prepare them in their journey to become skilled workers and literate citizens of the world. Young people will accomplish this through their participation in a rigorous and demanding liberal arts education that includes language, literature, writing, science, history, mathematics, the arts, technology, and exploration in disciplines designed to teach fairness, justice, respect and compassion for themselves and others, as well as the skills of critical thinking, communication and research.
Williamsburg Charter High School provides a broad liberal arts academic program to the high-school age youth of north Brooklyn. School programs are individualized to connect to each student’s particular level of development, including English Language Learners and students with Special Education Services. Further, WCHS provides supportive relationships with faculty, extended instructional periods, and opportunities after-school and on Saturdays for additional academic support. Social and emotional support is also available to students to ensure their non-academic needs are addressed. Students are accepted to WCHS through a random lottery with no minimum requirements, tests, or auditions required to gain entrance and, as a public charter school, there is no tuition.
The Testing Coordinator at Williamsburg Charter High School prepares students for their future by leading the coordination and administration of all assessments, including but not limited to school-created tests, as well as city, state and national assessments. The Testing Coordinator analyzes data and works with the schools’ administration and faculty in understanding assessment data to generate effective responses to the school/students’ needs.
Essential components to the position are the possession of substantive organizational skills and the ability to oversee/supervise the effective implementation of required school, city and state assessments. This individual must be able to provide training to school staff in using assessments to enhance and engage student learning as well as facilitate the administration of mandated assessments. Additionally, the Testing Coordinator will certify ethical testing practice within the school building.
Develops and implements all testing schedules pursuant to school, city and state requirements
Ensures all student accommodations and modifications are planned for and met
Through careful data tracking, ensures that the appropriate number of testing materials are ordered and organized prior to the assessment periods. This includes Regents, SAT and ACT tests
Spearheads the academic testing for incoming freshmen
Works with school’s technology department to facilitate necessary support and protocols for computer-based testing
Collaborates with the social emotional staff to push out all applicable assessments and screening for students
After testing, identifies and dis-aggregates the data of students (college ready, passing, near passing, etc.) for the purposes of grouping students for intervention and retesting
Works with the Attendance Specialist and Counselors to reach out to students who were absent during testing and arranges for those students to retest at the next available opportunity
Works with the Intervention team to plan and deliver interim testing during classes
Works with the leadership team to plan and deliver interim assessments during classes
Maintains high level of security for all testing documents
Trains school-based test administrators and proctors for all assessments
Follows city and state requirements related to testing
Completes all required documentation for state and district testing
Facilitates and leads meetings to prepare, proctor and grade assessments
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Credentials
Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field
NYS Fingerprint Clearance
Minimum of 2 years’ teaching and/or testing and assessment experience
Thorough knowledge of testing and assessments at the high school level
Thorough knowledge of college entry requirements
Strong analytical, statistical and organizational skills
Bilingual/ biliterate preferred
Unwavering belief that all students can learn and achieve success in school
Extreme flexibility to accommodate multiple priorities and a strong work ethic to accommodate a high level of responsibility
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Knowledge of applicable computer software applications such as spreadsheets, word-processing, database and operating systems, and presentation software