Assessment Specialist

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary commensurate with education and experience, including excellent benefits.



Start Date


Application Deadline



1801 Mississippi Ave SE
United States



AppleTree Institute’s Instructional Quality (AIQ) team is currently seeking a talented and detail-oriented assessment specialist to join its implementation team. We need someone with experience implementing a structured assessment program, training others in child assessment and classroom observation, and supporting teachers and school leaders in adhering to assessment process and procedures. This team member will be instrumental in ensuring successful collection of student and teacher assessment data across AppleTree’s network. We’re looking for people who want to make a real impact in early childhood education. The Assessment Specialist will report directly to the Implementation Manager.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Student and teacher assessment implementation

  • Work closely with AIQ team and network partners to provide necessary support prior to, during, and after formal assessment and observation windows.
  • Work closely with the research and impact team to ensure assessment best practices are followed.
  • Create, lead and support professional development for student and teacher assessment practices as needed.
  • Train and maintain a team of external contractors to conduct live classroom quality observations. This includes maintaining contractor records and creating and processing invoices.
  • Support the tracking of student, teacher, and school-level demographic and consent data as needed.
  • Support the maintenance of data security and data integrity as needed.


  • Work closely with members of the AIQ team to ensure assessment implementation activities are carried out appropriately and in a timely manner.
  • Communicate upcoming assessment activities to various stakeholders.

Contributes to a community of practice

It is expected that the Assessment Specialist will:

  • Attend meetings as needed
  • Respect confidentiality.
  • Maintain cooperative, respectful and supportive relationships with colleagues.
  • Demonstrate punctuality, good attendance and professionalism for all duties.
  • Effectively use time and resources.


  • Master’s degree in Education, Psychology, or a related field with an assessment focus.
  • Minimum of two years of experience with psychometric assessments.
  • Experience working in a school setting.
  • Highly detail-oriented and able to multitask .
  • Patience and the ability to communicate clearly to multiple audiences .
  • Highly collaborative work style.
  • Experience with observational measures of classroom quality.  Certification in the CLASS-PK is preferred.
  • Technological proficiency in GSuite, Asana, Microsoft Office and willingness to learn new technology platforms as required.


  • The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the Assessment Specialist.

Commitment to Diversity

At AppleTree, we endeavor to foster an environment where each person’s true self and experience is welcome.  We believe that only with a diverse and inclusive environment can you truly celebrate and support all students, families, and staff. Our commitment to diversity is founded on the belief that our community is strengthened by the vibrant exchange that occurs when individuals with different backgrounds, abilities, and heritages share their various perspectives with one another.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume or  curriculum vitae to Dr. Abby Carlson at Please include “Every Child Ready Assessment Specialist” in the subject line of the email.


Collaborative work environment

Competitive health care and dental benefits

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume or  curriculum vitae to Dr. Abby Carlson at Please include “Every Child Ready Assessment Specialist” in the subject line of the email.