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Educational Diagnostician

Job Title:

Educational Diagnostician

Grade Level/Terms of Employment:

Teacher Salary Scale/ 11-months

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Work Location:

Office of Exceptional Education

Immediate Supervisor:

Senior School Psychologist

 

General Description:

The Educational Diagnostician is responsible for conducting and interpreting comprehensive educational and diagnostic assessments including cross-battery assessments.  The Educational Diagnostician also works collaboratively with school-based teams and other exceptional education service providers by recommending instructional strategies, accommodations, interventions, and modifications to support students, based on the results of the assessments.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Administers and interprets the results of standardized achievement tests, criterion- referenced tests, informal tests, and developmental measures to determine the educational level of students in grades preschool – 12

·         Participates in School-Based Intervention Team meetings, eligibility meetings, and IEP meetings when applicable, to communicate diagnostic findings to administrators, teachers, parents and other professionals

·         Provides input on student strengths and areas for academic growth; consults with teachers, administrators, parents, and other professionals regarding students’ educational needs

·         Reviews student educational records

·         Supports the development and implementation of training on the administration and interpretation of educational assessments

·         Compiles, maintains, and files all required educational reports and documents

·         Develops and maintains effective relationships with students, parents and colleagues

·         Maintains confidentiality of all student records

·         Assists in the selection of assessment materials and equipment

·         Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

·         Master's Degree in Special Education, Psychology or related field required

·         Minimum of 3 years’ experience in assessment administration and evaluation for the purpose of determining eligibility for Exceptional Education Services

·         Demonstrated ability to administer and interpret evaluation results; expertise in curriculum-based assessment and instructional interventions

·         Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations governing exceptional education programming

·         Knowledge of the Standards of Learning and educational context of Virginia Public Schools

·         Knowledge of the Response to Intervention (RTI) process and MTSS Frameworks

·         Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of students, parents, teachers, administrators, and colleagues

·         Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing

·         Bilingual skills in Spanish preferred