Friday, October 24, 2014

Assessment Specialist I, Physics

ETS (Educational Testing Service), is a global non-profit organization, headquartered in Princeton, NJ. Our mission is to advance quality and equity in education by providing fair and valid assessments, performing educational research and influencing policies that promote learning, performance, education and professional development.
We are currently seeking an Assessment Specialist in Physics with these responsibilties:
  • Develop Physics tests.
  • Write, review, and revise test questions.
  • Assemble tests or pools of questions to meet specifications.
  • Work independently and as part of a team; must work with outside experts in physics.
  • Assemble tests, review assembled tests, and assist in the preparation of Special Test Editions.
  • Recruit, train, mentor, and manage outside item writers.
  • Devise strategies for improving outside item writer results, develop item writer training materials: plan and lead item writer training meetings, & monitor work with outside item writers.
  • Edit and review questions acquired from teacher consultants: gather and resolve feedback from multiple sources on items: evaluate question acceptability after testing.
  • Assist client committees, including organizing meetings, recommending committee members, and explaining and summarizing statistical analysis results.
  • Manage item evaluation process for one or more programs, use feedback from committee meetings and departmental staff to improve item quality for a program, & make recommendation on scoring problem items.
  • Participate in physics constructed-response scoring activities, working closely with faculty consultants in areas of specialty.
  • Plan, manage, and direct test development activities, possibly as a member of a Test Creation Team.
  • Respond to inquiries from examinees, investigate possible copyright violations, and may review and make recommendations for security cases.
  • Stay abreast of developments in the field: give presentations and serve as liaison to the academic community in science, science education, and statistics.
  • Assist with reliability, validity or comparability studies.
  • Review and revise program publications and interpretive test preparation materials: participate in teacher training activities.
  • Serve on developmental teams, committees, corporate task forces and renewal teams, as requested.
  • Assist in design and development of new assessments and innovative products and services. Proactively work toward shorter cycle time, reduced costs, greater customer satisfaction and quality maintenance.
  • Proactively work toward shorter cycle time, reduced costs, greater customer satisfaction and quality maintenance.

A Master's degree in Secondary Science Education or Physics, is required.

Three years of professional experience including experience teaching physics at the high school or college level. Experience in test development, educational measurement, or applied statistics a plus.
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With more than 3,400 global employees worldwide, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually in more than 180 countries, at 9,000+ locations worldwide. In addition to assessments, we conduct educational research, analysis and policy studies and develop a variety of customized services and products for teacher certification, English language learning and elementary, secondary and postsecondary education. Equal Opportunity Employer