BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITES
Develop tests and related products in the field of World Languages, specifically German, and preferably additional languages such as French, Spanish, Italian or Japanese.
Assessment areas covered will include programs for high school level, college admission tests and Teacher Certification.
Assemble tests or pools of questions to meet specifications. Work independently and as part of a team; may also work with outside experts in field of specialty.
Write and review items, gather and resolve feedback from multiple sources on items; evaluate item acceptability after testing.
Participate in constructed-response scoring activities, including work with faculty consultants or state department staff.
Recruit, train, mentor, and manage outside item writers; help develop item writer training materials; assist with facilitation of item writer training meetings.
Assist in design and development of new assessments and innovative products and services; assist in development of blueprints.
Assemble pretests, tests, and assist in the preparation of Special Test Editions.
Respond to irregularity reports and candidate inquiries, investigate possible copyright violations, and may review and make recommendations for security cases.
Assist client committees, including organizing meetings, recommending committee members, and explaining and summarizing analysis results.
Review and revise program publications and interpretive test preparation materials; participate in teacher training activities.
Assist with reliability, validity or comparability studies.
Apply knowledge of item statistics to evaluation of items and assembly of tests.
Assist with test development activities as a member of one or more program teams, possibly as a member of a test creation team.
May serve on committees at the junior level.
Assist in project direction; help implement item development plans; work on special development projects.
A Master's degree in teaching is required.
Three years of increasingly responsible professional experience, including teaching, especially teaching German, French, Spanish, or Italian, is required. Teaching experience and knowledge of strong pedagogical practices across K-12 levels are also required, in addition to comprehensive knowledge of the field of education in order to develop tests and to serve as resource person for peers, committees, and clients.
Must be fluent in German, Spanish, French, or Italian.
Keyword: test development, assessment, education, teaching, german, foreign language
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