• Illinois State Board of Education
  • $62,380.00 -99,960.00/year*
  • Wheeling, IL
  • Scientific Research
  • Full-Time
  • 186 Shepard Ave

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Illinois is a state of whole, healthy children nested in whole, healthy systems supporting communities wherein all people are socially and economically secure.


Provide leadership and resources to achieve excellence across all Illinois districts by engaging legislators, school administrators, teachers, students, parents, families, and other stakeholders in formulation and advocating for policies that enhance education, empower districts, and ensure equitable outcomes for all students.


Every child in each public school system in the State of Illinois deserves to attend a system wherein

  • All kindergartners are assessed for readiness.
  • Ninety percent or more of third-grade students are reading at or above grade level.
  • Ninety percent or more of fifth-grade students meet or exceed expectations in mathematics.
  • Ninety percent or more of ninth-grade students are on track to graduate with their cohort.
  • Ninety percent or more of students graduate from high school ready for college and career.
  • All students are supported by highly prepared and effective teachers and school leaders.
  • Every school offers a safe and healthy learning environment for all students.
  • The Chief Evaluation, Assessment and Research (EAR) Officer guides the implementation of high quality, responsive and timely activities that support the evidence based practices for ESSA implementation to transform learning for all students in Illinois. This role is responsible for providing strategic direction for evaluating promising and effective programs and teaching/learning practices for improving student performance results.

    The Chief EAR Officer must have extensive experience leading communication, coordination and collaboration in addition to technical skills that are adaptable and flexible to meet the continuous improvement needs for internal and external stakeholders. The Chief EAR Officer must also understand the unique responsibilities and accountability requirements of a state agency to provide effective leadership for efficiency, quality actions and learning results. The Chief EAR Officer is an active thought partner of a multidivisional team. In addition, the Chief EAR Officer must be knowledgeable about school and district systems and demonstrate active listening to align and guide appropriate data analysis that is meaningful and useful to addressing problems of practice identified by practitioners.

  • Assesses, integrates and aligns the functions and operations of the Data Strategies & Analytics and Assessment & Accountability divisions to support practices for improving student outcomes.
  • Provides data analysis and research base for the evaluation of educational programs and other educational initiatives. Understands that program evaluation is both an art and science in that data can be used to uncover potential opportunities for growth and innovation, such as engaging with high quality learning providers and reviewing quality technology instructional programs in various content areas.
  • learning providers and reviewing quality technology instructional programs in various content areas. of particular grant program monitoring and technical assistance practices. districts from their perspectives. Examples: 1) How to increase meaningful assessments for competency assessments with portfolio approaches? 2) How to create a Native Language assessment model for statewide implementation?
  • Reviews relevant educational research findings and effectively communicates to appropriate audiences with recommendations for application and implementation.
  • for the Agencys overall research agenda and the ability to establish priorities in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to produce relevant, compelling research.
  • Conducts research and analysis of issues as requested including preparation of reports, white papers and publications and other documents.
  • Writes proposals as necessary to fund or initiate research evaluations or special projects.
  • Stewards and cultivates high-level relationships to establish partnerships with institutions and foundations to invest in relevant to schools/districts research.
  • Reviews and establishes effective and efficient procedures that are consistently responsive to external and internal requests such as data use requests and other research requests.
  • team member, who is also a self-starter with a desire to take on new challenges.
  • Ensures the alignment of work to the Illinois State Board of Educations goals by developing metrics to track the impact of the work and utilizing data to inform decisions and develop strategies that ensure efficacy of ISBE goals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • ?Ph.D. plus five years of relevant experience. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • Experience working with school and district educators.
  • Experience supporting, mentoring and developing staff capacity and partners who are unfamiliar with research and evaluations, to collect, manage and analyze data.
  • Knowledge and experience of program evaluation principles, theories, concepts, practices and using evaluation and school-based research to inform program development.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity for all students.
  • Ability to think strategically and take actions for results to achieve learning goals for all students.
  • Ability to multitask, meet deadlines, be persistent and a proactive problem solver.
  • Demonstrated expertise in successfully designing and conducting quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation processes including Participatory Action Research.
  • Ability to analyze information, summarize findings and present them in ways easily understandable to decision-makers or end users.
  • Possess exceptional organizational, analytical, problem solving and management skills.
  • Strong verbal, analytical and written communication skills.

  • Associated topics: academic, ad 1730 00, curriculum, education research, educational research, gs 1701 13, k 12, learning, librarian, teaching method

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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