PER SESSION VACANCY CIRCULAR (VC) NOTICE # 322: Teacher - ATS Specialists (Office of Assessment)

  • Posted Date: Jan 15, 2020 Deadline: Feb 14, 2020

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Teachers to serve as ATS Specialists to support scoring of the 2020 Grades 3-8 ELA and Math NY State Common Core exams.


Position: ATS Specialists – ELA & Math Exams

Expected Dates: April 30 – May 7; May 27 – April 6  (note that dates are subject to change)

Expected Hours: 88 (not guaranteed)

Expected Number of Openings: 42 (not guaranteed)



Various sites throughout New York City.  See for a list of scoring locations for each exam



New York City Department of Education licensed and appointed teachers.                                                                                                                            


  • All candidates must:
    1. Be available to attend the full training and scoring commitment for the particular position, as shown in the expected scoring schedule (  Training or scoring which occurs on school days will start at 4:15pm; training or scoring which takes place on weekend dates or weekdays schools are not in session will start at 8:30am. Accepted applicants who are absent from training or scoring, arrive at the scoring site late, or use electronic devices during scoring may be released from the assignment.
    2. Be rated Satisfactory, Highly Effective, Effective, or Developing; applicants with an Unsatisfactory or Ineffective rating in either of the 2018-19 or 2017-18 school years, or those who have received an Unsatisfactory rating for an Office of Assessment per session activity are not eligible for this activity.
  • Applicants will be considered in the following order:
    1. Candidates who hold and exercise retention rights.
    2. Candidates who receive a nomination from a (Borough) Assessment Implementation Director.
    3. Candidates who are appointed to the ATS Specialist position during scoring of the 2020 ELA and math exams during the school day.
    4. Candidates with familiarity of and experience in the following:
      • The NYCDOE scanning process for the NYS ELA and math exams, or other assessment programs (e.g. Regents), including how to scan answer documents, correct data capture errors, and generate and analyze ATS reports.
      • The distributed scoring process for the NYS ELA and math exams, including the rules and regulations governing scorers and the distribution of exams, the physical packaging and handling of exam materials, and general scoring site operations.



ATS Specialists are responsible for scanning student answer documents, correcting data capture issues, generating and analyzing ATS reports, and ensuring that all exam materials are returned to their correct polybag and box after the scanning process is complete. Duties will include:

  • Attending a mandatory training to be scheduled shortly before the start of scoring; the date and time of the training session will be communicated to successful applicants.
  • Inspection and logging of answer documents from receipt until scanning completion,
  • Scanning answer documents, and generating and/or analyzing ATS reports to ensure accurate data capture,
  • Correction of data capture errors,
  • Physically moving exams to appropriate locations within the scoring site,
  • Maintaining the integrity of exam materials in their correct polybag and box,
  • Distribution of exams to scorers according to NYSED policy, and
  • Tracking of scanning progress.


ATS Specialists will be assigned roles at the discretion of the Scoring Site Supervisor and Organizational Team Leader.  Preference among roles within the team, and the particular nature of the work, is not guaranteed.



See for the expected work schedule.  Note that dates and hours are estimated, are subject to change, and are not guaranteedIn order to maintain continuity and consistency of scoring, applicants must be available for the all expected dates and hours of the activity in order to accept the position.





Per Session rates as per the relevant union/organization of the advertised title (UFT, CSA, DC-37 - Collective Bargaining Agreement).  Contingent Upon Funding Availability.



All applications must be submitted online at  Applicants selected for the positions will be notified via their NYCDOE email.




If you have any questions about this activity, please contact




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An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D

It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. For more information, please refer to the DOE Non-Discrimination Policy.

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