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Instructional Assessment Specialist

Recruitment #19-005055-0019


The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland. 


State Salary Grade 21

Annual Salary Range: $63,925 - $93,364


Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position responsible for providing leadership and technical assistance for statewide and local instructional assessment, including formative assessment pathways and the Bridge Plan for Academic Validation, and assists in other state-wide professional learning initiatives.


Provides leadership and technical assistance in the development, communication, and implementation of instructional assessment policies, initiatives, and programs; provides leadership in the development, communication, and implementation of school-based communities of practice (CoPs) involving data-dialogue/data-analysis, lesson study, and peer coaching/mentoring; provides leadership and assistance in the development, communication, and implementation of professional learning initiatives for Maryland Educators; provides leadership and technical assistance in the communication, and implementation of the Maryland graduation requirements and the Bridge Plan for Academic Validation.


EDUCATION:  Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post baccalaureate course work in secondary education, curriculum, assessment, or a related field.

EXPERIENCE:  Secondary teaching certification in English, mathematics, science, or history/social studies; four (4) or more years professional teaching experience; high school preferred; and two (2) or more years of leadership experience.  


  1. Two years of additional experience as defined above may be substituted for the Master’s Degree.
  2. Possession of a Doctorate in a field related to the position may be substituted for one year of the experience requirements.


Knowledge of the Maryland State Standards, the Maryland Assessment Program, and the Bridge Plan for Academic Validation;  skill in effective formative and summative assessment research; skill and experience in data analysis and in delivering, designing, and evaluating effective professional learning aligned to the Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning; ability to organize, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks and to work as a team member; establish and maintain effective working relationships; and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and possible travel throughout the State are required.  Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.


For immediate consideration please submit your application by June 28, 2019 -    Open until filled.


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If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments. Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate application for Education Program Specialist I, Instructional Assessment Specialist - Division of CIIPL (Curriculum, Instructional Improvement & Professional Learning) #085079 (JobAps #19-005055-0019). Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only.

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Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.