Hourly Rate: $15.00/hour with mileage reimbursement to data collection sites
Number of hours per week: Up to (but not to exceed) 14 hours per week
Length of appointment: Variable data collection windows not to exceed a 9 month period. Usually data collection occurs seasonally (fall, winter and spring) with peak hours during these times.
Overview: This position is an hourly temp casual position with hours that ebb and flow with the needs of data collection for the IGDI¬ APEL (Individual Growth and Development Indicators: Automated Applications for Performance Evaluation of Early Literacy) project through the Department of Educational Psychology. The position requires an interest in and knowledge of early literacy assessments. This data collection position includes training on assessments and interaction with young children to collect early literacy and language data.
The project IGDI-APEL requires that data collectors travel to early childhood classrooms and use iPads to assess students on new testing items. The assessment measures are the early literacy IGDIs- including Picture Naming, Rhyming, First Sounds, Which One Doesn’t Belong, and Sound Identification. The measures are easy to deliver and are automatically scored. They occur on two iPads - one for the child and one for the assessor. The items are flash-card type items where the assessor sees the prompt on his/her device and the child sees the letters or image(s) associated with that prompt. After completing training on the measures, the data collectors are required to login and test students on the measures and sync the device to the web-based hosting services. Data collection is simply confirming a student’s selection on a screen or scoring a verbal response given by the child.
Once hired, all data collectors will be trained on all assessments and fidelity procedures and are required to achieve 90% fidelity using the existing IGDI-APEL fidelity of implementation forms before they are allowed to enter the classroom for live testing.
Duties/Responsibilities: Data Collection and Data Entry (100%): • Travel to sites and collect data with preschool age children based on Child ID information provided by the data collection lead. • Document all scores. Scores are confirmed by the assessors and are automatically scored in the IPad device. All scoring are based on dichotomous scoring criteria listed as correct answers on their screen. There is no opportunity for subjective interpretation of student performance. Items are either incorrect or correct based on identified correct responses. • Transfer data each session by syncing iPad device to save the data to the server. • Deliver respectful and kind communication with children and teachers.
Knowledge of early literacy assessment or related assessment experience
Ability to work during school hours (approximately 9am-3pm? M-F)
Experience working with preschool age children
Desire to work with educators and children
Self-directed (or independent) and diligent worker
Interest in educational technology
Capacity to use and navigate digital applications
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong orientation to detail and strong organizational skills
Internal Number: 326110
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