Alternate Assessment Test Development Specialist
American Institutes for Research - Washington, DC

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The Assessment Program at AIR is a well regarded organization that is growing rapidly. 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.

We are currently seeking Alternate Assessment Test Development Specialists to join our content team in Washington, DC.

Responsibilities:
The Alternate Assessment Test Developer will work with the rest of the Content Team on test development projects across a variety of assessment programs. As an Alternate Assessment Test Developer you will select testing materials and artwork for test use, obtaining copyright permission as needed; Write, review, and revise test items (questions) based on their fairness and content, as supervised by senior staff; Resolve team and client feedback on test items at individual meetings and group review sessions; Help senior staff recruit, train, and manage internal and external item writers; Drafts training materials for item writers; Assemble test item pools as directed by senior staff; Attend client committee meetings in which stakeholders review the fairness and content of test items; Assemble fieldtest and operational test forms, working with technical staff to meet content and statistical specifications; Resolve client feedback on test forms as directed by senior staff during blackline and blueline review, prior to print; Participate in constructed-response scoring activities to help identify exemplar student responses, monitor scorer training, and audit scoring sessions; Assists technical staff at client committee meetings in which stakeholders review statistical data of administered test forms; Assist senior staff in the management of test item pools.

Qualifications:
Qualified candidates will hold a Masters degree in Special Education or a related field. Candidates must be certified to teach special education and have 3+ years of professional experience teaching or working in educational measurement, with a focus on students with severe or cognitive disabilities. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to identify problems and conceptualize solutions, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines, and work collaboratively with others.

Required travel for this position ranges from 4 weeks to 8 weeks per year. Candidates should be able to travel as required for 1 to 2 weeks at a time, especially in the summer.

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The American Institutes for Research (AIR) lives and breathes to enhance human performance. The not-for-profit organization conducts...