Curr & Assessment Specialist - 12723BR
Curr & Assessment Specialist
The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the ELP/ELA test development team on all stages of the test development cycle, from initial item writing to final operational test forms, ensuring that quality assurance criteria and delivery deadlines are met. With the supervision of the Curriculum & Assessment Manager, the Specialist will contribute to the design of new assessments by creating test blueprints and item specifications.
The successful candidate will have excellent understanding and experience in one or more of the following areas: instruction of second-language learners, test construction, constructed-response scoring, ELA content.
30%: Prepare, review, and edit form technical documentation including test blue prints, item specifications and development reports.
20%: Monitor quality assurance procedures for English Language Proficiency items. Monitor approvals of test content within the online content management systems.
10%: Manage workflow of internal and external content reviews. This reviews will be done by internal staff or outside consultants and need to be tracked so that timelines and project expectations are being met.
10%: Attend and participate in meetings. These will include meetings with clients, educators and item writers.
- Bachelor’s degree in TESOL, English Language Arts Education, Curriculum & Instruction, or a closely related area and five years of teaching or assessment experience; OR Master’s degree and 3 years teaching or assessment experience.
- Knowledge of at least one of the following: instruction of ESL students, test development practices as evidenced by work history, ELA content.
- Excellent oral and written communication in English as evidenced in application materials and interview.
- Attention to detail in written work as evidenced by application materials
- Master’s degree in TESOL, ELA education, curriculum & instruction, or a closely related area
- Experience with large-scale test development (e.g., writing or editing items, serving on a review panel).
- Experience as a Constructed Response rater or rater-trainer.
- Flexibility and willingness to adapt to redirection
- Experience as an ESL teacher.
- Ability to learn specialized proprietary testing software
Additional Candidate Instructions
Application review begins September 4, 2018, and continues as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants.