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School Psychometrist/Educational Diagnostician

Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
Fairbanks, AK
June 30, 2020


Job Summary

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

suspected disabilities.

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

Job Qualifications

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.