Job Posting: Performance Assessment Consultant

Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Performance Assessment Consultant

$7,354.00 - $9,205.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Assessment Development. Interact with assessment contractors responsible for the development and/or administration of reading instruction performance assessments both sponsored by the Commission and adopted by the Commission from external vendors.  Participate in the design and development of reading instruction performance assessment including strategizing and carrying out assessment implementation with preparation programs, assessors, and teacher candidates. Assist in the development and implementation of validation studies conducted by the contractor(s) including a range of methodology from survey research to focus groups. Review, evaluate and revise as needed performance assessment cycles and rubrics, guides for programs, websites and other social media sites managed by the Commission based on validity studies, and assist to develop assessor training materials for Commission-sponsored reading instruction performance assessments. Recent experience with literacy instruction (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) for prek-12 general education and special education students and deep knowledge of instructional strategies to support students identified with dyslexia is required.


Training and Technical Assistance. Participate in the design and implementation of faculty support and training for educators in the implementation of literacy performance assessment at the local and state level.  Provide local teacher preparation programs with technical assistance to support implementation of reading instruction performance assessments, to score candidate evidence,and to access and evaluate performance data. Develop and deliver presentations, face-to-face workshops, online webinars and virtual meetings pertaining to reading instruction performance assessments for a variety of stakeholders. Extensive experience and first hand knowledge of adult learning theory is required.


Accreditation Support. Assist, as appropriate, accreditation staff in the professional services division with implementing a program accreditation process to ensure all candidates have the opportunity to learn and practice reading instruction. Access and evaluate reading instruction performance assessment data for cohorts of candidates enrolled in accredited teacher preparation programs. Support accreditation staff in determining how to report reading instruction performance assessment data for use by programs for reading instruction program development, assist to support accreditation teams reviewing these reading instruction programs, and assist to prepare data for inclusion in the Commission’s accreditation data system.


Performance Assessment Administration. Monitor local and statewide administration of reading instruction performance assessments and review of candidate submissions that require Commission 

review.  Research and resolve issues submitted to the Commission regarding reading instruction performance assessment implementation procecedures or policy related questions.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Performance Assessment Consultant
$7,354.00 - $9,205.00 A
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
12 Month Limited Term - Full Time

Department Information

The Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) is conveniently located in the downtown area near many popular restaurants, shops, public transportation, and affordable parking options.  The purpose of the CTC is to ensure integrity and high quality in the preparation, conduct and professional growth of the educators who serve California's public schools.  Its work shall reflect both statutory mandates that govern the Commission and research on professional practices.  

The Commission on Teacher Credentialing headquarters office is located in Sacramento; however, an alternate work location outside of Sacramento will be considered.

This is a Limited-Term position for 12 months, which may be extended an additional 12 months, or may become permanent.

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.
Examination Information

If applying for the Consultant in Teacher Preparation (Program Evaluation and Research) you must have list, transfer, or reinstatement eligibility and be reachable on the certification list.  Here is a link to the Consultant in Teacher Preparation (Program Evaluation and Research) examination:

Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Attn: Office of Human Resources
1900 Capitol Ave
Sacramento, CA 95811

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Office of Human Resources
1900 Capitol Ave
Sacramento, CA 95811
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
  • Possess excellent public speaking skills, as well as the judgment necessary to appropriately represent the Commission in the field
  • Understanding of and/or experience with Reading Instruction
  • Experience working with developing, and/or implementing program standards
  • Understanding of and experience with the accreditation system as adopted by the Commission


Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.