The Test Content Developer occupies a professional position within the Test Development Services department. The Test Content Developer is responsible for planning and overseeing the development of content for educator licensure assessments and related products, including test question development, test design and content development, and quality control for school services certification (e.g., school counselor, school librarian, school psychologist). The School Services Test Content Developer works closely with other test development staff and content developers.
This position is attached to our Amherst/Hadley, MA office. At this time, staff are working from home; however, the ideal candidate would be located within the geographic area and able to come into the office as needed.
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Writes test questions and other assessment materials for teacher certification tests
Edits assessment materials produced by in-house and consultant staff
Oversees the development of test objectives, test items, practice tests, study guides, and related products for assigned projects
Creates assignments for and supervises the work of in-house and consultant writers
Facilitates the review of test items and objectives with committees of education professionals in a variety of content areas
Stays apprised and knowledgeable of current and developing trends in the school services areas at the state and national levels
Creates planning documents, oversees development activities, and coordinates project activities within and outside the department
Uses and can integrate technological resources as management and development tools
Travels on behalf of the company as needed, typically 5-10%, but up to 15%
A bachelor's or master's degree in a field directly related to school services (e.g., licensed professional therapist, social worker, library science)
Successful experience working in school service areas
Knowledge of general pedagogy and additional content areas, including recent teaching experience or experience working in an educational environment a plus
Assessment and/or curriculum development experience with an educational publisher or assessment provider in the field of English language arts a plus
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated advanced writing, editorial, and research skills
Proficiency with computers and software, including Microsoft Office
Works well independently and in a collaborative team environment
Must be organized, able to set priorities and meet deadlines with high quality work
Must be willing and able to accept constructive feedback and develop new skills
Flexible and able to juggle multiple priorities and adapt to unexpected shifts in priorities
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