Assess the educational, learning styles, and program needs of students referred to special education services. Work cooperatively with instructional personnel to provide the most appropriate instructional programs for students with disabilities.
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Select and administer formal and informal assessments to determine student eligibility for special education services according to federal and Texas Education Agency regulations.
Compile and evaluate comprehensive student information including classroom observations; personal interviews with the student, teachers(s), parents, and others; and relevant assessment data from the student’s cumulative folder. Consult with parents and teachers concerning the educational needs of students and interpretation of assessment data.
Participate in the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee to assist with interpretation of assessment data, appropriate placement, and development of Individual Education Plans (IEP) for students according to district procedures. Schedule and facilitate all ARD meetings to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations and timelines.
Present staff development training in assigned schools to assist school personnel in identifying and understanding students with disabilities.
Assist classroom teachers with the implementation of IEP.
Participate in the selection of assessment materials and equipment.
Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of the assessment program and make changes based on findings.
Compile, maintain, and file reports, records, and other documents required.
Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy. Comply with all district and local campus routines and regulations.
Record and routinely check to ensure PEIMS data has been entered correctly on all students on the campus of assignment and maintain confidentiality.
Maintain positive community relations by establishing proper rapport with students and parents.
Attend all required training as directed.
The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.
Master’s degree in educational assessment
Valid Texas teaching certificate
Valid Texas educational diagnostician certificate
Knowledge of diagnostic procedures, education of special education students, human development, and learning theories
Ability to interpret data
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills