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Data Analyst- Dept. of Education

Date Posted:  Aug 5, 2019
Requisition ID:  12850

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


Indiana Department of Education

We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of innovative support to Indiana's schools, teachers, students, and parents. We are proactively working with educators, policy makers, business leaders, and community-based organizations to achieve our mission of "Working Together for Student Success."

Salary for this position starts at $55,000 but is commensurate with education and job experience

Data Analyst

The Data Analyst is responsible for intense data review and quality control of the state of Indiana’s educational assessment programs for K-12.  In this role you will work as the subject matter expert in data analysis for IDOE and partner with assessment team members and school corporations to communicate analysis of assessments.  You will be responsible creating a range of values for the reporting system including highest and lowest expected scores to provide a baseline for analysis.

In this role you will also be expected to assist and trouble shoot technology used for assessments statewide. You will need to stay abreast of current policy in order to answer questions and assist the public regarding these assessments.

A day in the life
  • Develops and implements data collection schedule for delivery of assessment programs for current year.
  • Develops process for submitting and reviewing data associated with test submission and subsequent data reviews (test deck). 
  • Reviews reports delivered from the vendor for data forensics.  Implement protocol for flagged sessions.
  • Verify data within technology platforms related to test irregularity or security issues, including but not to test invalidations. 
  • Develop and implement data QC processes for the importing and exporting of assessment data to/from IDOE and to/from assessment vendor systems.
  • Create Dashboards that show testing irregularities
  • Data steward for Office of Assessment; liaison with IDOE data management and reporting teams.
  • Designs and implements escalation path and key communications to manage outages with test delivery platforms.
  • Attends and participates in vendor-led training opportunities regarding technology implementation.
  • Assists with the day-to-day aspects of assessment programs.
  • Attends and participates in weekly status meetings and planning meetings with assessment vendors.
  • Collaborates with assessment specialists to define project schedule for internal and external technology and other data related and assessment-related deliverables.
  • Reviews test administration manuals and guidance documents for technology components related to assessment programs.
  • Works as part of a team with assessment staff, curriculum coordinators, and assessment contractors to help maintain a smooth statewide assessment program.
What we're looking for
  • Bachelor Degree required in Data Science, Data Analysis, Business Intelligence, Statistics, or related field.
  • At least three to five years of experience working with large data sets and providing analysis with proficiency in:.
    • SQL queries
    • Tableau
    • Or Power BI
    • Or SPSS
    • Or other Data manipulation software
  • Strongly communicate analysis and irregularities to IDOE staff and external school or school corporation partners
  • Must be able to prioritize, organize and manage time to meet deadlines
  • Ability to edit publications of analysis
  • Maintaining detailed records and files
  • Maintain attention to critical details


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave
  • Free downtown parking


Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis

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