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Grade: 12
* 1.GS-12 - Choose the one that best describes your education and experience.
  1. I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal government
  2. I do not meet the requirement described above


* 2.All Grades - Choose the one that best describes your education and experience
  1. I have a college degree that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours of coursework in a field related to the position of which at least 9 semester hours were in education.
  2. I have 4 years of experience that demonstrated a thorough understanding of the principles and practices of the work of the education program series.
  3. I have a combination of education and experience which includes at least 24 hours in a field related to the position of which at least 9 hours were in education courses.
  4. I have one full academic year of experience as a professional teacher in an accredited school or institution, that included preparing and presenting lessons and evaluating and grading students` performance.
  5. I do not meet the requirements described above.


3.Are you or have you, within the last 5 years, been a political appointee or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch?
  1. Yes
  2. No


4.Which of the following areas do you have experience in working on the development and implementation of elementary and secondary education policies:
  1. Achieving equity in the distribution of effective teachers in elementary and secondary schools.
  2. Improving the collection and use of data to better inform instruction and policy making in elementary and secondary education.
  3. Developing or implementing standards and assessments in the core subject areas.
  4. Developing strategies to improve the performance of low-achieving schools.
  5. None of the above.


5.Which of the following reflects your leadership experience in designing and implementing programs that support State or local school district efforts in one or more of the core education reform areas (achieving equity in the distribution of highly effective teachers, improving the collection and use of data, implementing standards and assessments, or developing strategies to improve the performance of low-performing schools).
  1. I have no experience in a leadership position designing and implementing programs in the four core education reform areas.
  2. I have limited experience in designing and implementing programs at the State or local school district level in one or more of the four core education reform areas.
  3. I have intermediate experience in designing and implementing programs at the State or local school district level in one or more of the four core education reform areas.
  4. I have extensive experience in designing and implementing programs at the State or local school level in one or more of the four core education reform areas.
  5. None of the above.


6.In which of the following tasks do you have experience with?
  1. Administering Federal, State, or local elementary and secondary education programs.
  2. Monitoring the implementation of a Federal, State, or local elementary and secondary education program.
  3. Tracking the progress of a State or local school district in implementing elementary and secondary education reforms and in meeting goals for student outcomes.
  4. Evaluating the effectiveness of a Federal, State, or local elementary and secondary education program.
  5. Using information collected from monitoring reviews and other sources to identify areas where a State or local school district could benefit from technical assistance.
  6. None of the above.


7.Which of the following tasks have you carried out in the implementation, evaluation, or documentation of policies, practices, and/or programs to implement reforms in one or more of the core education reform areas (achieving equity in the distribution of highly effective teachers, improving the collection and use of data, implementing standards and assessments, or developing strategies to improve the performance of low-performing schools)?
  1. Developing a State or local project plan to implement reforms in one of the core education reform areas.
  2. Evaluating policies, practices, and/or programs in one or more of the core education reform areas.
  3. Providing technical assistance to a State or local school district in one or more of the core education reform areas.
  4. Analyzing data to track progress in implementing reforms in one or more of the core education reform areas.
  5. None of the above.


8.For which of the following areas do you have knowledge of the research and evaluation literature, effective practices, or model programs as they apply to elementary and secondary education:
  1. Achieving equity in the distribution of effective teachers in elementary and secondary schools.
  2. Improving the collection and use of data to better inform instruction and policy making in elementary and secondary education.
  3. Developing or implementing standards and assessments in the core subject areas.
  4. Developing strategies to improve the performance of low-achieving schools.
  5. None of the above.


9.In which of the following areas do you have experience working with a State educational agency or local school district to support their comprehensive reform efforts?
  1. Achieving equity in the distribution of effective teachers in elementary and secondary schools.
  2. Improving the collection and use of data to better inform instruction and policy making in elementary and secondary education.
  3. Developing or implementing standards and assessments in the core subject areas.
  4. None of the above.


10.At which of the following levels do you have experience working with the Race to the Top program?
  1. Federal
  2. State
  3. Local school district
  4. School
  5. None of the above


11.In which of the following areas do you have experience with education issues, education law, and education regulations related to elementary and secondary education?
  1. Interpreting program requirements, criteria, rules and regulations
  2. Analyzing proposed legislation and/or regulations for impact on elementary and secondary education programs
  3. Developing program criteria for selection, funding, evaluation for the competitive selection of grantees.
  4. None of the above.


12.I have experience working with or administering programs that target the following education reform areas:
  1. Achieving equity in the distribution of effective elementary and secondary education teachers.
  2. Improving the collection and use of data to better inform instruction and policy making in elementary and secondary education.
  3. Developing or implementing standards and assessments in the core subject areas.
  4. None of the above


13.In which of the four education reform areas (achieving equity in the distribution of highly effective teachers, improving the collection and use of data, implementing standards and assessments, or developing strategies to improve the performance of low-performing schools)do you have knowledge of and experience with implementing Federal formula or discretionary grant programs?
  1. Achieving equity in the distribution of highly effective teachers.
  2. Improving the collection and use of data.
  3. Implementing standards and assessments.
  4. Developing strategies to improve the performance of low-performing schools.
  5. None of the above.


14.How did you learn about this Department of Education job opportunity?
  1. ED Website
  2. USAJobs
  3. Friend or Relative
  4. College/University Career Center
  5. Employment Office (Federal, State or local)
  6. Radio Station
  7. Television Ad
  8. Newspaper
  9. Government Agency (ED) recruitment at School
  10. Career/Job Fair, Conference, or Convention
  11. Other


15.If your answer to the above question was "Career/Job Fair, Conference, or Convention", or "Other", please identify event.
Maximum length of 250 characters.