Math Test Development Associate
American Institutes for Research - United States

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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 a Math Test Development Associate to join our content teams in Chicago, IL or Washington, DC.


The Math Test Development Associate will work with the Math Content Team on test development projects across a variety of assessment programs.

• Writes, reviews, and revises test items (questions) based on their fairness and content, with the assistance and supervision of senior staff
• Resolves team feedback on test items at individual meetings and group review sessions
• Proofreads test materials throughout the development process
• Updates test creation software as directed by senior staff
• Assists in the recruitment, training, and management of internal and external item writers
• Contributes to the creation of training materials for item writers
• Provides planning and logistical support at client committee meetings
• Assists with the assembly of fieldtest and operational test forms
• Contributes to the creation of ancillary testing materials
• Assists senior staff in the management of test item pools
• Assists senior staff in the development of new assessments, products, and services
• Contributes to the creation of test specifications
• Performs miscellaneous test development tasks, as requested by senior staff
• Interviews job candidates
• Helps senior staff respond to RFPs

Qualified candidates will hold a B.A. or B.S. in Math, Math Education, or related field, M.A./M.S. preferred. Previous classroom teaching experience is also required, preferably grades 4-8. This role requires excellent writing skills, the ability to work collaboratively as part of a test development team, and an outstanding academic record. 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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