BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop tests that assess English as a second/foreign language, for example, the TOEFL and TOEIC tests, as well as tests for K-12 levels, both domestic and international.
Primary job responsibilities are to write and review test items, assemble tests that meet content and statistical specifications, and evaluate item performance after test administration.
Participate in constructed-response scoring activities, including developing training materials and training raters.
Train and mentor outside item writers.
Assist in design and development of new assessments and new learning materials.
Assist in the preparation of Special Test Editions for test takers with disabilities.
Respond to candidate inquiries or investigate possible copyright violations.
Review and revise program publications and test preparation materials; participate in teacher training activities.
Assist with research studies about the reliability and validity of the tests.
Serve on ETS committees at the junior level.
Represent ETS at conferences.
For K-12 assessments, may work with external committees.
A Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics, TESOL, English, or a related field is required.
Three years of experience teaching, editing, materials writing, or other related employment is required. Comprehensive knowledge of ESL/EFL and excellent writing skills are also required. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
Excellent analytical ability, careful attention to details, diverse experience with ESL/EFL populations in the United States or overseas.
Keyword: test development, education, teaching, assessment
From: Educational Testing Service
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