Are you experienced in working with younger students in the classroom, and looking for something part time? Want to work in your community – or prefer to travel?
EarlyBird Education is hiring teachers and psychoeducational testers for part-time work to conduct in-person testing in elementary and pre-schools.
About EarlyBird Education
EarlyBird, developed at Boston Children’s Hospital by Nadine Gaab, PhD, brings together all the relevant predictors of reading in one easy-to-administer assessment. Appropriate for pre-readers, EarlyBird is revolutionary — providing the long-awaited tools to easily and accurately identify students at risk of dyslexia and learning challenges earlier, when the window for intervention is most effective. EarlyBird is an app-based screener that is fun for children and designed for teachers.
Psychoeducational Evaluators [testers] are needed, on a part-time basis, to:
- Conduct in-person testing sessions in schools, at times convenient for the schools
- Administer a tablet-based or computer-based gamified app to students
- Administer (1:1) and score several psychometric assessments pertaining to literacy and language development
- Opportunities for at-home data entry may also be available
Successful testers come from a wide range of backgrounds. All must have teaching experience and/or experience working with preschoolers and/or school-age children. A basic understanding of educational screening tools and language and/or literacy development is desired, as well as behavior management experience and good organizational skills. Ideal backgrounds include some training in speech/language pathology, literacy, special education, teaching in the early grades, or psychoeducational evaluation.
Psychoeducational Evaluator (Paper/Pencil battery)
- Experience administering psychoeducational assessments preferred
- Basic understanding of psychometrics preferred
All Testers (App and Paper/Pencil battery)
- Experience working with preschoolers, kindergarteners, and school-age children in assessment settings
- Good organizational skills, and careful attention to detail
- Flexible and resourceful
- Basic competence with technologies such as Word, Excel, iPad apps, Internet Browsers
- Ability to conduct basic problem-solving with technology (e.g. follow a checklist for troubleshooting)
- Good communication skills and comfort developing positive working relationships with school leaders and teachers
- Respect for the protocols and expectations of partner schools
- Respect for confidentiality of student data and adherence to all security protocols designed to protect student confidentiality
- Interest in contributing to the development of a game-changing early literacy platform
- Be the face of EarlyBird — friendly, competent, accessible, and a pleasure to welcome to the school
- Completion of CORI and/or fingerprinting consistent with partner school requirements
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
- Willingness to complete any future COVID-19 requirements consistent with partner school requirements
- Access to reliable transportation to and from participating schools
- Willingness to travel out-of-state a plus
- Willingness to participate in one or more trainings via Zoom during December/early January and possibly again before the Spring and Fall administrations
Time Required and Scheduling
In most cases a tester is assigned a particular school and will work with the school principal directly to determine a test schedule. In other cases, testers will be assigned to schools based on tester availability.
December/January – attend a training session and conduct a practice assessment
January-early March — as many hours as available, ranging from one day to five days/week
Late March-May — as many hours as available, ranging from one day to five days/week
September-October — as many hours as available, ranging from one day to five days/week
- Hourly rate of $30
- Reimbursement for mileage
- All testing materials will be provided; technology may also be provided if needed