The school psychometrist/educational diagnostician works as part of a multidisciplinary team to
provide input for educational decision-making as it relates to students with disabilities or
Essential Job Functions
Participates in the evaluation, determination of eligibility, planning, and implementation of
special education supports.
Conducts appropriate assessments for students utilizing testing and diagnostic practices as they
are referred through the special education department and at the direction of the school
Conducts appropriate academic and cognitive evaluations and assists parents, staff, and other
concerned individuals to understand those results.
Obtains and uses evaluative findings, including student achievement data, to examine program
and/or service effectiveness.
Maintains case records on all referred students.
Supports the evaluation team leader, the school psychologist, for students given comprehensive
Consults on academic and behavioral needs for students under review by building intervention
Works with school-based student support teams to determine the effectiveness of multi-tiered
system of support interventions prior to a referral for special education services.
Assists the director of special education and coordinators in developing and presenting inservice training programs for school personnel and parents when appropriate.
Maintains current knowledge in his/her professional area, including pertinent federal law and
state special education regulations.
Assists and cooperates with necessary modification and implementation of the screening and
referral system as needed.
Participates on district data review committees as needed
The following are required:
1. Hold or be eligible for an Alaska Type C certificate with state-approved endorsement as
a school psychometrist or educational diagnostician.
2. Experience in giving a wide range of cognitive and academic tests.
3. Knowledge of state and federal special education regulations.
4. Experience in development and implementation of IEP’s.
The following is preferred:
1. Two (2) years of experience as a psychometrist or diagnostician.
Please apply online through the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District website.