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Child Assessor (San Jose) 7/26/2018

WestEd Fresno, CA

Fresno, CA
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree



WestEd a nonpartisan, nonprofit research, development, and service agency works with education and other communities throughout the United States and abroad to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults. WestEd has more than a dozen offices nationwide, from Massachusetts, Vermont, and Georgia, to Illinois, Arizona, and California, with headquarters in San Francisco.


WestEd's Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) program is committed to increasing knowledge in science, technology, engineering, & mathematics among our nation's youth. The program offers services, materials, and strategies that support teachers' professional growth in content knowledge, effective teaching practices, appropriate assessment, and evaluation. International studies show that U.S. students rank below many other countries in science and mathematics performance. The STEM program seeks to reverse this trend by helping prepare teachers to meet the learning needs of all students, ensuring our nation s future in science and mathematics education, as well as technology.

WestEd is seeking to hire child assessors to work in San Jose (South Bay), CA administering a brief number assessment to pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade children.

These child assessments are part of a large federally-funded project to develop and validate an early number sense screener to be used in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade classrooms. The developed screener will be used to identify children with mathematical difficulties in the early years of school, thus allowing for targeted intervention before difficulties become persistent and deep. This position offers a great opportunity to gain valuable assessment experience working with young children. Assessments will be conducted in Fall 2018. Training and certification on the assessment instruments will be provided in August. Successful applicants will be paid for all training and certification, as well as for time conducting assessments and associated research activities. This is a temporary position, but other research opportunities are possible.

This is a part-time position. Successful applicants can expect to work, on average, between 15-25 hours per week during the time period that assessments are being conducted. Applicants must be available to work at least 3 days per week during school hours. We anticipate trainings and certifications to occur in August. Assessments are expected to begin in early September and to conclude by the end of November.


B.A. or higher in Psychology, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or closely related field.
Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
The ability to learn quickly, with close attention to detail.
Must be able to work at least 4 consecutive hours, at least 3 days per week during the assessment period.
Valid driver's license, insurance, and access to a personal vehicle for transportation to the school sites.
Proof of negative TB test required, and proof of additional up to date vaccination(s) may be required for Pre-K assessments.
Ability to pass a criminal background check.
Fluency in English required; intermediate bilingual (Spanish-English) proficiency preferred, but not required.
Prior experience working with preschool or elementary school children preferred.


We invite you to Apply for this Position.

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation to complete the online application process, please call 415.615.3170. Please leave a message and a member of our Human Resources team will return your call within three business days. Alternatively, you may send an email to with "Applicant Accommodation" in the subject line of the email. Please note that this phone number and email are only for those individuals with a disability who would like to request an accommodation to apply for a job. If you are not an individual with a disability and have a question or comment, please email

Human Resources
730 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

WestEd is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veterans status or other status protected by applicable law.