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Language Testing Specialist


Date 2012-12-25 21:12:21 Location : North America


Language Testing Specialist

CAL Classification: Technical Specialist
Salary: $47,800 - $52,000
Division: PreK-12 English Language Proficiency Assessment
Hours Per Week: 35 hrs/wk (full time)
Position Available: Immediately

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

Develop test items for a large-scale English language assessment for K-12 English language learners (ELLs), with a focus on test development for ELLs in kindergarten and 1st grade and transitioning from paper to computer-based testing.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Evaluate, review and write test materials and documents for kindergarten and 1st grade, including providing feedback to team members on test item development
Communicate and collaborate within and across teams throughout the test development process
Prepare and maintain files and records (summary reports, electronic notes, spreadsheets, etc.)
Write and revise test item specifications
Develop prototypes of test items for computer delivery
Conduct cognitive lab interviews and other pre-operational research to inform test development
Coordinate internal and external reviews
Write and refine graphics descriptions to support student comprehension in test items
Review graphics for content accuracy and grade-level appropriateness
Coordinate item development tasks of external consultants to ensure timely delivery of test items
Maintain test item database
Organize and execute answer key checks
Other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelors degree in related field and five years of related experience or Masters degree with two years of related experience are required.

Experience:Successful candidate will have experience working with kindergarten and/or 1st grade ELLs and a commitment to improving education. Experience teaching academic content and/or English as a second language for early elementary students in U.S. public or private schools is preferred. Experience developing tests (especially computer-based tests or language tests) is desirable. Familiarity with ACCESS for ELLs is desirable.

Qualifications: The preferred candidate will be a self-motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as cooperatively in a fast-paced team environment. Excellent skills in the following areas are highly desirable: organization, planning, and time management; oral and interpersonal communication; writing, editing, and proofreading; and knowledge of Adobe CS4 InDesign and Microsoft Office software.

IF INTERESTED, SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER:

Mail:
Center for Applied Linguistics
4646 40th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-1859
ATTN: Human Resources Coordinator, Recruitment 12-18A

Electronically:
jobs@cal.org
Attn: Recruitment 12-18A


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