K-12 Testing Coordinator - IDEA Walzem (19-20)
San Antonio, TX
Job Description

IDEA Public Schools:

At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all of our students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 58% of our students graduate from college in 6 years - that's 8 times the national rate for students in our communities!

IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEA's co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serve nearly 45,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. By 2022, IDEA will serve 100,000 students. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you - with continued growth in our current regions and new launches in Tarrant County (Fort Worth/Arlington), New Orleans, Houston (2020), Permian Basin (2021), and Tampa Bay (2021)!

When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.

To learn more about IDEA, check out this video.

About San Antonio

San Antonio is the nation's 7th largest city and boasts the highest rate population of population growth across the U.S. As the San Antonio region continues to grow rapidly, IDEA is committed to increasing our community presence to provide the best experience for all families and children.

In May 2019, we are excited to welcome our first graduating seniors out of the 11,800 students we serve across 22 schools in the San Antonio region. We believe through the hard work of our passionate IDEA Team & Family, college acceptance and matriculation can be realized. Currently, 1 in 6 San Antonio students graduate college-ready. Changing this statistic for the better is part of the promise IDEA makes to current and incoming students.

Join our IDEA San Antonio family as we are poised to serve 29,000 students at 37 local schools by 2022.

Role Mission:

The role of the K-12 Testing Coordinator (TC) is to help ensure 100% of students are able to perform to the best of their ability in an environment that is conducive to testing. Through the work of the testing coordinator, teachers and leaders can feel confident in the data-driven decisions they are making for all students at IDEA Public Schools. Ensuring that 100% of K-12 students get the appropriate test, accommodations and testing environment will help us achieve the goal of our mission of 100% of students to and through college.


  • Campus earns an A rating by the Texas Education Agency
  • 100% of students K-12 have high-quality testing environments for internal and state/national tests allowing them to perform to their best ability.
  • Testing coordinator will attend 100% of monthly, in-person trainings with the national Assessment Team
  • Testing coordinator will create and communicate the campus testing plan for every testing session in accordance to the timelines presented by the national Assessments Team
  • 100% of testing bins are prepared 72 hours in advance of the testing date. This includes small group testing and supplemental materials are prepared and available
  • Testing coordinator reviews all bin contents with teachers 2 days prior to the testing date
  • TC audits special pops testing materials with the special pops coordinator prior to the testing date (SPED, ELL, 504, RTI)
  • TC manages the state testing materials following district guidelines and is responsible to check state materials in and out from the district
  • TC ensures that 100% of state testing answer documents are audited and correct before return to the district
  • TC is responsible to coordinate with campus IT to prepare computers when online testing is the format for delivery
  • TC will write the campus testing plans for each assessment for review from their manager
  • AP, PSAT, ACT materials management in accordance to district guidelines and deadlines
  • Less than 5 procedural irregularities and less than 3 serious state/national testing irregularities for each school (academy and college prep separately)
  • TC will lead all campus testing training to teach staff policies and procedures for execution of testing
  • TC will monitor all testing sessions to ensure staff maintains compliance with the policies and procedures of testing
  • TC will provide feedback to staff after each testing session to improve the experience of students during testing
  • TC will lead a debrief with teachers and leaders to capture feedback and improvement suggestions for the next testing session
  • TC will set up and monitor all online testing systems and testing implementation for the site to ensure 100% of students are tested in the appropriate format
  • TC will partner with the campus tech to ensure 100% of equipment is prepared for online assessments 48 hours in advance of the test
  • TC will lead the investigation of irregularities at the campus level and reporting to the Assessment team according to district guidelines
  • 100% compliance of state and federal guidelines for EL students
  • 100% of ELL required documentation for each EL student is gathered and uploaded into the ELLevation platform.
  • TC will partner with the ELL Point Person (Instructional leader) on the campus to provide the data or documentation needed to make instructional decisions for students
  • TC will prepare all documents, data and coordinate the staff allowing them to be effective members of the BOY, MOY and EOY LPAC meeting
  • TC will be responsible for the campus testing plan and execution for TELPAS, data monitoring, and auditing
  • TC will lead the identification of ELL students at BOY through records management and testing of new students if records are not present by the specified deadline
  • TC will be responsible for ensuring 100% of ELL students are coded correctly in Powerschool through the partnership with SIS
  • 95% completion rates of all assessments by deadlines stated on the assessment calendar
  • TC ensures 100% of teachers and leaders have access to all assessment systems required to analyze student data
  • TC will train and support the use of assessment systems at the campus
  • TC will monitor the scanning of assessments to ensure the campus meets the 95% multiple choice components scanned within 24 hours of testing
  • TC will track and monitor testing to ensure 100% of eligible students complete all applicable assessments

We look for Team and Family who embody the following values and characteristics:

  • Believes and is committed to our mission: that all students are capable of getting to and through college
  • Is driven by outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them
  • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change
  • Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization
  • Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes
  • Embodies IDEA's core values.


  • Education: High School Diploma; Bachelor's degree preferred

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Superior organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time
  • Ability to lead adult training and manage compliance to following procedures
  • Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing
  • Ability to problem solve in the moment
  • Open to feedback to improve work


  • Campus gets an A rating
  • 95% completion rates of all assessments by deadlines stated on the assessment calendar
  • 100% compliance of state and federal guidelines for EL students
  • Less than 5 procedural irregularities and less than 3 serious testing irregularities for academy for state/national assessments
  • Less than 5 procedural irregularities and less than 3 serious testing irregularities for college prep each school for state/national assessments


  • Compensation for this role typically falls between $15.38 and $19.22 per hour and is commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications.
Job Type Full-time