Support/Hourly - Position - Clerk - District/Department
ROLE AND PURPOSE:
The Testing Clerk assists the Bilingual/ESL Language Placement Center in the testing of students new to the district who speak a language other than English.
The Testing clerk also provides additional support by administering credit by exam assessments to students who are recent immigrants, administers assessments for Middle School Advanced Placement identification and assists campuses with spring oral proficiency testing.
High school diploma or equivalent from an accredited institution
Previous office experience, including computer skills with Word and Excel, TEAMS and Polaris
Knowledge of and/or experience in administering and scoring oral/written language assessments for program placement
Demonstrates proficiency in oral and written English and Spanish.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to communicate in person or on the telephone in a pleasant and service-oriented manner
ADMINISTRATION AND FISCAL/FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
Administer and score assessments for all students new to Arlington ISD that indicate a language other than English on the Home Language Survey
Assist campuses with on-site testing (PK-12) when needed.
Enter testing data into TEAMS
Run reports and queries as needed
Prepare and maintain Bilingual/ESL student records (PK-12), on computer by integrating information from LPAC forms.
Enter immigrant information into TEAMS
Run monthly ELL reports to keep records current to insure accuracy with PEIMS reporting to the Texas Education Agency
Gather data for Bilingual/ESL required reports to the Texas Education Agency
Knowledge of the Bilingual/ESL law, keep current on federal and state updates, and revise Bilingual/ESL handbook and LPAC manual as needed
Maintain current files on all students tested by the Language Placement Center, duplicate materials and perform routine office duties
Welcome and inform all students and parents sent to the Language Placement Center of the testing process required by law and the programs available through Arlington ISD
Interview parents regarding their child’s education prior to qualification testing
Works effectively with District and Department staff
Communicate with Bilingual/ESL Administrators, Leads and Department Heads to ensure compliance with federal, local and state guidelines
PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Attend professional learning to continually improve qualifications, knowledge and skills
Ability to maintain clerical records for TEA and PEIMS reporting
Good organizational and work prioritization skills
Perform all other duties as assigned by the Language Placement Center Specialist and/or World Languages Director