Act of 2007. Under the new governance structure, the DC Board of Education’s charterauthorizer responsibilities have been transferred to the DC Public Charter School Board.The PCSB, which had responsibility for 37 DC public charter schools, is now responsiblefor all 60 public charter schools, serving nearly 24,000 students.Past growth and the recent large growth of responsibilities have prompted PCSB toestablish an enterprise level IT Department with an IT Manager and a few critical staff positions, inclusive of a separate Data Specialist position responsible for working with
technology applications to produce quality data
necessary for analysis. This job posting isfor a Data Analyst position
for the analysis of quality data
generated by other people usinga variety of systems.PCSB outsourced an IT planning project to identify an effective enterprise IT infrastructureand architecture. That project recently concluded -- its recommendations are beingimplemented now. Now that quality data have been made available, PCSB desires to fillthe Data Analyst position as soon as possible.
– The Data Analyst reports to the IT Manager and workscollaboratively and independently with all PCSB staff, charter schools staff, and statestaff. The Data Analyst must accomplish tasks utilizing people who are not linesubordinates; some of whom may work in charter schools or other governmentalunits. The primary work effort is focused on analyzing quality data associated withthe Performance Management Framework and Learning-on-Track studentachievement growth model, student information systems, instructional datamanagement systems, a charter authorizer system, and the statewide SLED system (adata warehouse). This position is responsible for providing liaison andcommunication with internal and external stakeholders on both technical and non-technical levels. The Data Analyst presents studies and reports directly tostakeholders, including to PCSB’s board members.
– The Data Analyst is responsible for impeccable data analyses of student-level and school-level performance data. This position is responsible for executingcomplex analyses of data and being able to explain them in simple terms. Theexpected analyses will require extraction, transformation, and analysis of raw data forinclusion in reports and school evaluations. The Data Analyst must be able torecognize data issues and work with providers of data to resolve problems andimplement data quality safeguards. The Data Analyst must become fullyknowledgeable of all aspects of the Performance Management Framework (PMF) – acharter school evaluation model utilizing a point system based largely on studentperformance data -- and be able to train PCSB Program Managers on all aspects of the PMF point system.