AIR Assessment is one of America’s leading K -12 educational assessment entities, currently holding prime contracts for educational testing and scoring in many states and is a national leader in computer based adaptive assessments; a market that is rapidly expanding. We focus on providing our clients with customized assessments that not only measure student achievement against state standards, but also provide meaningful score reports that can help students, parents, and educators address any areas of student weakness.
We are seeking an English Language Arts (ELA) Test Developer position to join the team in our Washington, D.C. office.
AIR Assessment group has been acquired by Cambium Learning Group, Inc. and will be Cambium Assessment effective January 1, 2020. Cambium Learning is a leading education technology company that partners with K-12 schools across the U.S. The AIR Assessment division will be joining Cambium Learning’s existing portfolio of five business units as Cambium Assessment.
With this new relationship, AIR Assessment will be well-positioned to grow and expand into new markets. For candidates and new hires, this development unlocks even greater opportunities for success. Please click here for more information
The English Language Arts (ELA) Test Developer will work within one of the ELA teams to develop test items for online and paper-pencil state assessments.
Duties for this position include:
- Writing, revising, and reviewing ELA test items based on accuracy and grade-level appropriateness, with an eye toward fairness and project specifications;
- Reviewing and revising internal and vendor-created items to meet internal and external deadlines;
- Leading or assisting the leading of client and committee meetings in which stakeholders review the content, fairness, and grade-appropriateness of ELA test items;
- Leading or assisting constructed-response scoring activities to identify exemplar student responses, monitor item scoring training, and audit scoring sessions;
- Leading or assisting with constructed-response rubric validation activities with stakeholders to ensure that item rubrics are functioning as intended;
- Developing machine-scored items of various types;
- Helping to resolve client feedback on test items, test forms, and test blueprints;
- Assembling and reviewing field test and operational test forms
- Helping to design and resolve client feedback on test specification documents, style guides, test blueprints, and specific student aids.
- Bachelor’s degree in English, Education, or a social sciences discipline (Master’s preferred) with 1+ years of relevant professional experience
- Excellent subject area knowledge is required.
- Experience in assessment is desirable.
- Classroom instruction experience is desirable.
- Must be comfortable with and interested in learning new skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills are required.
- An ability to pay strict attention to detail is essential.
- An ability to deal diplomatically with clients and stakeholders is essential.
- An ability to prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines is essential.
- An ability to work collaboratively with a team is essential
Required travel for this position ranges from 1 week to upwards of 6-8 weeks per year. Candidates should be able to travel as required for 1 to 2 weeks at a time, especially in the summer. However, travel will not be limited to the summer months.
AIR Assessment is one of America’s leading K -12 educational assessment entities, currently holding prime contracts for educational testing and scoring in many states. AIR Assessment is a national leader in computer based adaptive assessments; a market that is rapidly growing. We focus on providing our clients with customized assessments that not only measure student achievement against state standards, but also provide meaningful score reports that can help students, parents, and educators address any areas of student weakness. Our environment is fast-paced and requires people at all levels who are willing to roll up their sleeves to get the work done on time while maintaining high quality. As a part of AIR, a not-for-profit organization, we are more than 1,900 people working to improve lives in communities domestically and around the world. Our mission calls for us to turn the best research into practice, which we do in every arena in which we work.
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