In the wake of the state demands for greater security and integrity this month in the administration of the CRCT, it was odd to see this listing on Craigslist Atlanta by the Georgia Cyber Academy, a taxpayer supported virtual charter school that works with children who are learning at home. (Thanks for the clarification, Josie.)
On Monday afternoon, I called DOE about the ad, but the state education agency was unaware of it. After looking into it, the spokesman told me Monday evening, “I checked around and this is news to us. We will take care of it quickly. Posting this kind of thing on Craigslist is certainly not something we condone.”
Here is the ad, which disappeared Tuesday so I assume DOE did take care of it quickly as promised:
We are currently looking for teachers throughout Georgia to assist with CRCT testing in the following counties: Bibb, Bryan, Clarke, Columbia, Floyd, Franklin, Laurens, Newton, Pike, Putnam, Richmond, and Wayne.
Role & Responsibilities:
• Administer Standardized Tests (Criterion Referenced Competency Tests – CRCT) for Grades 1 -8
• Uphold Testing Ethics according to Professional Standards Commission (PSC)
• Attend Training sessions hosted by Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA)
• Thoroughly read the CRCT Test Examiner Manual before test administration
• Be familiar with testing accommodations and administer accordingly
• Distribute test materials according to Test Manual
• Remove or cover instructional materials in testing area that may prompt answers
• Arrange seating to promote individual work
• Post a “Testing-Do Not Disturb Sign” outside of door
• Report Test Administration Irregularities to System Test Coordinator
• Review answer documents for proper labeling & coding
• Collect all test materials daily from student, inventory, and return to Site Coordinator
• Must be available week of April 26-30, 2010.
• Must hold a current GA Teaching Certificate.
• Previous experience administering CRCT or other standardized tests preferred, but not required
• Physically able to perform duties (lift test boxes weighting 20-to 30 lbs, arrange tables and chairs)
If anybody applies, let me know how it goes.