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The CSU/UC Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project (MDTP) is an intersegmental statewide project that develops, distributes, scores, and reports the results of tests that measure student readiness for mathematics courses ranging from middle school mathematics through calculus. MDTP develops and provides free assessment systems to all secondary math educators in California to include diagnostic readiness and placement tests and written response items and free data analysis workshops and support for teachers once they receive their results.
MDTP diagnostic assessments are available on the MDTP Online Platforms which provide instant and robust feedback to provide help California educators better prepare students for further study in mathematics and identify topics and skills needed for success in mathematics. MDTP envisions that all California students will achieve mathematical preparedness for and success in college-level mathematics courses. MDTP is housed in four UC and four CSU campuses (called regional offices) across the state. The MDTP Director's Office, located at UC San Diego, provides direction, technical and fiscal support, and resources to all eight regional offices and users of MDTP assessments, materials, and resources.
Regional office staff include MDTP Site Directors and Coordinators who support MDTP secondary mathematics educators in their communities to access and navigate the resources and to use the MDTP Assessment System in effective and appropriate ways aligned to the MDTP vision. The MDTP Workgroup, consisting of over 30 UC/CSU and CCC math, science, and statistics faculty, teachers of high school and middle school, and various project directors, inform policy and test design. MDTP hosts annual conferences and biannual meetings for the Workgroup, annual conferences at the regional sites, and biannual meetings for regional office staff.
The MDTP Project Officer (PO) provides a wide range of functions from managing administrative operations for MSTP Program Office, overseeing 8 regional site offices, and responding to statewide inquiries in support to the CSU/UC Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project. This includes providing policy and procedure guidance of a complex nature to the MDTP Director and communicating diplomatically with diverse campus and community stakeholders on behalf of the Director.
The MDTP PO conducts and oversees all statistical processes necessary to validate and produce MDTP diagnostic tests working with MDTP statisticians to manage complex databases for over 10,000 MDTP items and 100 tests. The MDTP PO works directly with the developer of the MDTP online platforms to coordinate programming work and manage the work flow ensuring viable online testing to over 400,000 students each year.
The MDTP PO participates in special projects of a complex nature, often times requiring confidentiality and sensitivity, and in the planning of project goals. The MDTP PO ensures the efficient and effective functioning of the day-to-day activities of the project by directing support staff and coordinating workloads to include managing complex calendars, travel, correspondence and special projects and independently resolving issues that have significant organizational impact requiring originality and a thorough historical and political understanding of MDTP operating policy and procedures.
The MDTP PO supports all statewide use of MDTP, to include supporting California teachers and administrators to successfully access, navigate, and use the three MDTP online testing platforms, and provides direct support to regional staff at four CSU and four UC MDTP offices.Duties require the use of tact, strict confidentiality in the handling of sensitive information, independent judgment, discretion, political acumen, organizational skills, flexibility, documentation of issues and outcomes, and follow-through. These responsibilities may overlap with providing administrative support to MDTP Site Directors and Coordinators.
Must be able to work early mornings and occasional overtime. Travel and overnight stays are required. Must be able to work for a seven-day week for the MDTP annual conference in June.
Must be able to work in a shared work area.
Duties include lifting boxes weighing up to 50 lbs and climbing a ladder. Must occasionally provide own transportation between campus and Trade Street and local conference venues.
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