Test Development Assistant - 11528BR

Test Development Assistant

Department: 
Achievement & Assessment Inst
Location/Division: 
Lawrence
Reg/Temp: 
Regular
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

ATLAS is hiring 1-3 test development assistants to contribute to the development of the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) alternate assessment for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. DLM alternate assessments are delivered in more than 15 states and provide relevant learning experiences for students and instructionally useful information for teachers.

Persons hired for this position will work full time (40 hours/week) on the Lawrence campus to support the production of operational assessments by assisting test development coordinators, reviewing test content in our browser-based application, tagging test content for accessibility, and monitoring test development procedures. Persons hired for this position must have strong attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, good computer skills, and familiarity with browser-based applications. Successful candidates will have experience with one or more of the following: mathematics education, English language arts education, science education, social studies education, special education, and/or test development.

Job Description

25% - Assist test development coordinators with planning and progress monitoring of test development activities. In order to complete this work, the assistant will organize, attend to the accuracy of, and manage the content of assessment materials.

25% - Organize and prepare assessment materials for entry into content management system. In order to complete this work, the assistant will perform quality checks and facilitate entry of the assessment material into the content management system.

20% - Contribute to coordination of tasks for graduate research assistants, item writers, and reviewers. In order to complete this work, the assistant will assist the test development coordinator with coordinating schedules, task lists, and training documentation.

20% - Review and edit assessment items and supporting documentation using established standards. In order to complete this work, the assistant will use established guidelines and processes to review and edit assessment items and update documentation throughout the test development cycle.

10% - Attend meetings with test production teams and provide general support to the project. In order to complete this work, the assistant will actively participate in meetings and project related activities.

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree or current teaching license in mathematics education, English language arts education, science education, social studies education, special education, and/or related field
  2. 1 year of experience using technology including Microsoft Office products, Skype, and/or other web-based systems
  3. Effective organizational skills as evidenced by work history
  4. Strong attention to detail in written work as evidenced in application materials
  5. Demonstrated ability to work independently with assigned tasks as evidenced by current or previous work experience
  6. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English as evidenced by application materials and interview
  7. Flexibility and willingness to work in a fast-paced environment as evidenced in prior work experience and interview process.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Prior teaching experience in mathematics, English language arts, science and/or social studies, especially with students with significant cognitive disabilities
  2. Prior experience with test development, especially alternate assessment as evidenced by application materials and interview
  3. Experience with content management systems or quality control procedures
  4. Prior experience with coordinating projects as evidenced by application materials and interview

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application includes online application, résumé/vita, cover letter highlighting qualifications and including specific examples of experience regarding the required and preferred qualifications, and contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered.

Application review begins April 15, 2018.

These positions are contingent upon funding. Work schedule is Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; occasional evening or Saturday work may be needed.

Contact Information to Applicants

Victoria King, kingv@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

Minimum $40,000; commensurate with experience

Application Review Begins

15-Apr-2018

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
11528BR
Department:
Achievement & Assessment Inst
Location/Division:
Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Application Review Begins:
15-Apr-2018
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