Thursday, May 16, 2013

Test Assessment Specialist, Science ETS, San Antonio TX and Princeton, NJ

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Educational Testing Service (ETS) is seeking Test Assessment Specialist in the area of Science for our San Antonio, TX location. The Test Assessment Specialist-Science will be responsible for developing test and related products in science and science education. They will also be focused on assembling tests or pools of questions to meet specification. The Test Assessment Specialist will work independently and as part of a team; may also work with outside experts in science. ETS test developers create some of the most well-known and widely used educational assessments in the world.
Test Creation
o    Write and review items for a variety of science tests, including tests used for college and graduate school admission; gather and resolve feedback from multiple sources on items; evaluate item acceptability after testing.
o    Participate in constructed-response scoring activities, including work with faculty consultants or state department staff.
o    Recruit, train, mentor, and manage outside item writers; help develop item writer training materials; assist with facilitation of item writer training meetings.
o    Assist in design and development of new assessments and innovative products and services; assist in development of test blueprints.
o    Assemble pretests, tests, and assist in the preparation of Special Test Editions.
o    Respond to irregularity reports and candidate inquiries, investigate possible copyright violations, and may review and make recommendations for security cases.
o    Assist client committees, including organizing meetings, recommending committee members, and explaining and summarizing analysis results.
o    Review and revise program publications and interpretive test preparation materials; participate in teacher training activities.
o    Assist with reliability, validity or comparability studies.
o    Apply knowledge of item statistics to evaluation of items and assembly of tests.

o    Assist with test development activities as a member of one or more program teams, possibly as a member of a test creation team.
o    May serve on committees.

o    Assist in project direction; help implement item development plans; work on special development projects.
o    A Bachelor's degree in science or related field is required; Master's preferred.

o    Three years of increasingly responsible professional experience, including experience in educational measurement, applied statistics, teaching, or editing, are required.
o    Experience in teaching science, particularly at the secondary level
o    Experience in educational assessment and independent classroom teaching are highly desirable.
o    Experience in teaching with technology is preferred.
o    Comprehensive knowledge of science in order to develop tests in subject area and to serve as resource person for peers, committees, and clients is also required.
o    Knowledge of statistics and technology is desirable.

Annual salary starting at $55,000 for well-qualified candidates

Highly competitive rewards programs featuring:
o    Annual gain sharing bonus program
o    Comprehensive medical, prescription, dental, vision, life and other insurance options
o    9% employer retirement contributions
o    Generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and income protection benefits
o    Flexible work arrangements including full-time and part-time schedules, telecommuting, and remote work options (after orientation/training)
o    An intellectually stimulating work environment where innovation is nurtured and professional advancement is encouraged.