Network Performance Analyst

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Job: Network Performance Analyst
Organization: The Achievement Network
City: Boston, MA
Job Posting Link:
Field: Education
Position Type: Full-time Job
Minimum Experience: 0-1 year
Deadline: N/A/N/A/N/A

Organizational Overview:

Top performing low-income schools across the country are demonstrating that the achievement gap can be closed. One common practice in these schools is how they effectively use student achievement data to identify gaps in student learning and then relentlessly target their teaching to catch up students who are falling behind. Founded in Boston in 2005, The Achievement Network (ANet), an entrepreneurial non-profit organization on the cutting edge of the education reform movement, is designed to help schools achieve excellence and dramatically improve student achievement. ANet has been the recipient of the prestigious Investing In Innovation (I3) grant from the federal government; was awarded the New Schools Venture Fund “Organization of the Year” in 2011; and was selected to join the Clinton Global Initiative’s 100K in 10 movement, which seeks to recruit, prepare, and support 100,000 excellent STEM teachers over the coming 10 years.

ANet’s comprehensive solution builds partner schools’ capacity to use data effectively in their schools and increase student achievement. There are three major components that make up ANet’s partnership with schools. First, we provide standards-aligned quarterly assessments and user-friendly data reports to determine which standards students are mastering and which standards students are struggling to comprehend. Second, ANet provides intensive coaching to help schools use the data effectively to action plan and re-teach concepts students have not yet mastered. And third, ANet facilitates a peer network of leaders and teachers for best practice sharing and collaboration to accelerate improvement in schools across the network.

ANet currently serves 252 charter and district schools educating over 60,000 students in Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., New Orleans, Newark, Chicago, Tennessee, and New York City. ANet schools have increased the percentage of their students reaching proficiency on state year-end summative tests; these outcomes outpace gains made by the states in which we work, often by twice as much.

Position Overview:

We are seeking Network Performance Analysts (NPAs) to manage the creation of high quality student performance reports that will be used by school leadership teams and ANet Directors of School Support to inform instruction and improve student performance across a network of schools. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented and highly motivated by having an impact on closing the achievement gap.

This position offers the unique opportunity for an entrepreneurial, results-oriented individual to become a member of the ANet team in Boston.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Generate ANet diagnostic assessment reports for school leaders and teachers at the network, school, grade, classroom, student and item levels
Manage student roster information for network schools
Support ANet Directors of School Support and school leadership teams in their understanding, manipulation, and implementation of student data results and their use of ANet’s online student data resource
Conduct frequent check-ins with the ANet school support team (Directors of School Support, Managing Directors, and Executive Directors) to provide schools with accurate, complete, and effective student data reports
Lead special projects and data analysis tasks, including comparing schools’ performance within a network and tracking progress across a network towards student achievement goals (Note: While an interest in research and evaluation is encouraged, the responsibilities of the position do not require any technical proficiency in or experience with qualitative/quantitative research.)
Build capacity of school leaders to administer assessments and maintain student information in onsite trainings and through online training resources, phone calls, and email communications (Note: The majority of the standard work for this position is based out of ANet’s Boston office and not in schools themselves)
Work closely with the Product Team to contribute to the ongoing improvement of internal processes and develop tools

Required Skills and Characteristics:

In order to be successful in this role, ideal candidates should demonstrate the following:

Belief in The Achievement Network’s mission and strategy: Embracing assessments and data as meaningful tools for raising student achievement, professional development as a critical lever in improving school achievement, and network collaboration as a powerful means of spreading best practices across schools
Exceptional attention to detail
Deadline- and solution-oriented approach to work
Strong team player
Proactive and motivated, including an ability to take initiative and to seek out professional development opportunities
Strong analytical and writing skills
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with ANet team members and occasionally school staff in a variety of contexts
Highly flexible with a desire to work in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced workplace
Technical proficiency with MS Office

Experience and Educational Background:

Bachelor’s degree required
Experience in educational data analysis and/or statistics a plus

Benefits and salary:

Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience and qualifications. We also offer a comprehensive benefits plan.

How to Apply:

The Achievement Network is soliciting applications for this position immediately. To apply, please follow this link (, create an application and upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity Applications will be reviewed on a rolling and urgent basis.

The Achievement Network is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and seek individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply to this position.



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