Reading Observation Scoring Support Specialist
Remote (Staff Wage)
Job ID: R0027701 | Classified - Lab & Research Techs and Specs | Part Time | Remote, VA
The University of Virginia School of Education and Human Development is seeking multiple hourly Observation Scoring Support team members to join the Tools for Equitable Reading Instruction Research Team in the 2021-2022 academic year.

The Tools for Equitable Reading Instruction Research Team has developed two standardized observation tools analyzing how teachers help students cultivate essential literary skills and dispositions:
  • For grades K-2, assessing foundational reading instruction.
  • For grades 3-8, assessing text-based comprehension instruction.

We have recently launched several partnerships to determine if the tools can be used for reliable use at scale by using the tools to score from a collection of videotaped classroom observations, and are looking to expand our observation scoring support team!

Tools for Equitable Reading Instruction Research Team supporters are responsible for multiple aspects of the research project, including:
  • Observing thirty-minute recordings of instruction from K–8 literacy classrooms — either foundational skills or text-based comprehension — capturing and categorizing teacher-student interactions and evaluating instruction on a seven-point scale across five dimensions.
  • Working independently to score observations for analysis. Throughout this process, the team member will also participate in norming sessions to ensure scoring fidelity. The team member will be trained on standardized scoring.

Required Qualifications:
  • Ability to work 10-15 hours per week in a remote environment.
  • Experience teaching reading.
  • Demonstrate literacy pedagogy content knowledge by scoring proficient on eligibility screener.
  • Flexibility to work both independently and cooperatively within a team.
  • Consistent ability to meet deadlines for submitting observation scores.
  • Commitment to following privacy protection protocols required by study parameters.
  • Proficiency with Zoom.

Upon initial hiring, members of the scoring support team will be trained in how to score classroom observations using the TERI rubric. Team members must demonstrate that they can reliably score instruction during the certification window or employment will be discontinued.

Pay ranges from $18 to $22/hour commensurate with education and experience.

This is a remote position.

Application review will take place in early January 2022.

This is a wage position that is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year. For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link:

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This position will also require an education verification (FSAKA).

  • Education: Bachelor's degree
  • Experience: At least four years of teaching experience or equivalent educational field work (instructional coaching, administration, etc.).
  • Licensure: None.

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers.

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