Curr & Assessment Specialist-Item Writer

Position Overview

Assessment & Technology Solutions and the Achievement & Assessment Institute with the University of Kansas design and deliver test content and technology through agile, innovative development.

The Curriculum and Assessment Specialist will support the production of operational assessments by assisting with test development efforts. The Curriculum and Assessment Specialist will help with the workflow of content at multiple stages of the development process and facilitate discussions of test content with external experts.
Successful applicants will demonstrate deep and thorough expertise with K-12 Standards and related performance expectations.

Job Description

  • Perform content development tasks under the supervision of more senior curriculum and assessment staff.
  • Use established development guidelines and processes to write, edit, and review assessment items.
  • Review and provide feedback to other item writers and ATS Staff.
  • Ensure that assessment items are of high quality and developed according to specifications.
  • Collaborate with other item writers on issues related to test development.

Position Requirements

This position is hybrid or remote.

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree and at least 1 year of teaching in a K-12 setting.
  2. At least three years' experience of ELA, Math, or Science content area, including curriculum and instruction.
  3. At least three years' experience with standards and related practices, if applicable, and the measurement of them.
  4. At least one year experience with developing test items aligned to standards and practices for a variety of tests, including tests used for K-12 accountability and national benchmarks.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience with creative and innovative approaches to assessing ELA, Math, or Science knowledge and skills.
  2. Experience with all phases of the development, processing, scoring, and reporting of large-scale assessments required.

Contact Information to Applicants

A complete application consists of:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • 3 Professional References
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Review of applications begins May 9 and continues as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants. For first consideration, please apply by May 9.

Advertised Salary Range

Minimum $25 per hour, commensurate with experience

Work Schedule

Flexible, 20-40 hours/week

Application Review Begins

Thursday May 9, 2024

Anticipated Start Date

Monday May 13, 2024

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  27707BR
  • Department:  Achievement & Assessment Inst
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Assignment:  Hybrid
  • Reg/Temp:  Temporary
  • Employee Class:  U-Unclassified Professional Staff
  • Review Begins:  09-May-2024

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