English Language Arts 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 we seek individuals who are willing to roll up their sleeves to produce high quality work in a timely manner.

The English Language Arts (ELA) Content Team is responsible for the creation of all ELA test materials, products, and services for the Assessment Program of the American Institutes for Research (AIR). This Program works with a number of state agencies and consortiums to meet their educational measurement, professional development, and public outreach needs. We are currently seeking an ELA Test Development Specialist to join our content team in Washington, DC or Chicago, IL.


The ELA Test Development Specialist for English Language Arts will lead state assessment projects and tasks that include the development and management of ELA Assessment programs. Responsibilities include developing pool production plans; managing the review, revision, and delivery of ELA test items; ensuring item quality; leading a team of ELA Test Developers and providing professional development and support for all team members; leading internal and external meetings with AIR review teams and clients; and collaborating with AIR technical and operations staff.


Qualified candidates will hold an advanced degree, preferably in English and Language Arts Education and have strong knowledge and experience with the U.S. Education and Education Assessment system. Progressive experience managing ELA item development functions within an education assessment environment is required. Previous experience teaching English Language Arts (grades 4-8) is preferred and experience with alternate assessment is a plus.



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