Student Test Development Assistant - 12682BR

Student Test Development Assistant

Achievement & Assessment Inst
University of Kansas - Lawrence
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Position Overview

The Center for Accessible Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Systems (ATLAS) is hiring one or more student hourly research assistants to support multiple projects.
The person(s) hired for this position will work on the Lawrence campus to support the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment System. Student workers will work with the English language arts (ELA), mathematics, science, and social studies test development and research teams. Student workers will support the production of online, computer-delivered assessments by entering test content into our content management platform, tagging test content for accessibility and participating in quality control activities. This position will require strong attention to detail, ability to multi-task, good computer skills and familiarity with browser-based applications. Familiarity with any of the following will be helpful but not required: education, special education, content management systems, and quality control of data entry work.

Job Description

50% - Assist with development activities; data entry of testlets in an online application, support the development of literature stories, information texts, and narratives to accompany English arts, science and social studies testlets.
30% - Tagging testlets for audio accessibility, quality control checks.
20% - Other Clerical tasks.

Required Qualifications

1. Students holding student hourly appointments must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours each semester during the academic year. Enrollment of one credit hour during the summer session is required if the student was not enrolled the previous spring or is not pre-enrolled in the upcoming fall term.

2. Strong attention to detail, as evidenced in application materials.

3. Time management skills, as evidenced in application materials.

4. Ability to adapt in response to changes in work process as evidenced in application materials.

5. Effective oral and written communication skills as evidenced in application materials and interview.

6. Good basic technology skills. Experience with Microsoft Office suite as evidenced in application materials.

7. Willing to learn more advanced technology skills (such as specialized proprietary testing software) as evidenced in application materials.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Familiarity with large-scale and/or online assessments

2; Data entry experience

3. Experience navigating multiple computer applications simultaneously

4. Interest, experience, or knowledge of instruction for K-12 students in a ELA, mathematics, science or social studies

5. Interest, experience, or knowledge of instruction for students with disabilities

6. Interest, experience, or knowledge of large-scale assessments, state testing, and/or academic standards, including the Next Generation Science Standards

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application consists of:
Completion of the online application
Cover Letter
​Application review begins on August 31, 2018 and will continue until positions are filled. To ensure consideration, please apply by the application deadline of October 31, 2018.

Contact Information to Applicants

Cynthia Perez at

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Achievement & Assessment Inst
University of Kansas - Lawrence
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