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Mathematics Assessment Specialist

Education Program Specialist I

Recruitment #24-005055-0005


The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland.




Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD  21201


This position is responsible for providing Mathematics assessment leadership in the development of the Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) which aligns with the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards (MCCRS) for Mathematics. The incumbent will serve as project manager for the MCAP math assessment development cycle including but not limited to item development, content and form review, range finding, and field test data reviews. This position collaborates with the Office of Teaching and Learning Instructional Programs and Services (OTLIPS) to provide resources and professional development opportunities that improve educators’ understanding of the standards and assessment.

Responsibilities include:
  • Monitor state test deliverables, assessment delivery systems and resources to ensure quality.
  • Recruit, select, assign and train educators to develop and evaluate new items. 
  • Review items, operational and practice assessment forms for adherence to blueprint, functionality and other requirements.
  • Review and analyze test blueprints. 
  • Analyze statistics from the field test administration. 
  • Participate in mathematics assessment reviews. 
  • Develop scoring materials. 
  • Develop a variety of assessment items according to standards frameworks and other requirements across multiple grade levels. 
  • Assist with development of assessment guides brochures and sample question packets. 
  • Collaborate in the development and delivery of trainings to Local Accountability Coordinators, Special Placement Schools and School Test Coordinators. 
  • Develop and refine Mathematics assessments resources. 
  • Conduct analyses of assessment results and support schools in interpreting these results. 
  • Respond to administration and school requests for information.


Education:  A Master’s degree or the equivalent of 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate course work from an accredited college or university. Coursework or certification in Mathematics is preferred.

Experience: Four years of administrative or teaching experience in, or affiliated with, an education program; including two years of experience in coordinating or administering a Mathematics program in grades 5-12.


1. Candidates may substitute a Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of experience directly related to the position option for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to the position option for one year of the required experience.

3. The required field of education and experience are unique for each option and are established by MSDE in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104 of the Annotated Code of Maryland.  The specific education and experience qualifications for each position are on record in the Office of Human Resources Services.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Education Program classifications or Education Program specialty codes in the Education field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

  • Knowledge of educational assessment programs and online educational assessments. 
  • Experience in providing technical assistance to various, diverse audiences. 
  • Experience with Managing an education program or Project Management experience. 
  • Experience with executive-level reporting.


Applicants must consent to a State Police Investigation (fingerprinting) as a routine procedure for all employees with this Agency.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. The resulting list of eligible candidates will be in effect for at least one year.



It is preferred that applicants complete the MD State Government online application for employment. The application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position. If you are unable to apply online, paper applications can be obtained from the link below and mailed to MSDE Office of Human Resources, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. If there is a supplemental questionnaire, this must be completed and sent in with your paper application, if you are unable to apply online.

All application materials must be received in our office by the closing date. Postmarks will not be accepted. Applications must be complete to be considered including all related job duties, even if those are also listed on an attached resume. Additional required materials may be uploaded with the online application or mailed to the address listed. 

Inquiries can be made to 410-767-0012, TDD 410-333-3045. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities. 

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. TTY Users: Call via Maryland Relay. 

Proof of eligibility to work is required in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment. 

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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