Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Curriculum and Assessment Specialist at Measured Progress

Curriculum and Assessment Specialist II - Science
Location: Dover, NH 100 Education Way
Full Time/Part Time: Full time
Position Summary
A Curriculum and Assessment (C&A) Specialist in science is responsible for the item and test development activities for assessment programs. Specialists develop multiple-choice items, constructed-response items with scoring guides, performance tasks, and computer-based items according to published standards and specifications. Specialists also develop and refine test blueprints, scoring guides, and supplementary materials, as well as facilitate advisory committee meetings. This position may function as a lead developer on assigned contract. Additional responsibilities include the following:

  • Create and refine multiple-choice, short answer, constructed response, and extended response items aligned to standards.
  • Develop item-specific scoring guides.
  • Prepare item sets for committee meetings.
  • Facilitate and guide the work of advisory committees.
  • Interpret and use item statistics in the selection of items.
  • Item Selection and test construction according to blueprint and test specifications.
  • Assist with development of assessment guides, brochures, and sample question packets.
  • Consult with Chief Readers during benchmarking.
  • Create contract-specific item and test specifications.
  • Create and analyze test blueprints.
  • Prepare feedback for freelancers.
  • Conduct item writing training workshops for a variety of audiences, listen and address concerns of workshop members (clients and/or developers.)
  • Review colleagues’ items and provide feedback.
  • Serve as lead developer.
  • Use database to construct, track, edit and publish items.
  • Ascertain and study current trends within national and professional groups’ content standards; and how children and adults learn.
  • Provide coordination for agenda, uniformity for presentation of items and sets, interpret standards for developers and freelancers.
  • Work with Managing Editors to coordinate schedules with Publications, communicate project details to various departments in Publications.

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of seven (7) years of combined classroom teaching and/or educational assessment experience, with at least four (4) years in educational assessment. A Master’s degree or Ph D. in an applicable discipline may be substituted for up to two (2) years of classroom teaching experience.