Senior English Language Arts Test Developer/I
American Institutes for Research - Washington, DC

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Overview:
The Assessment Program at the American Institutes for Research (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.

The English Language Arts (ELA) Content Team is responsible for the creation of all ELA test materials, products, and services for AIR's Assessment Program. The Program works with a number of state agencies and consortiums to meet their educational measurement, professional development, and public outreach needs.

Responsibilities:
The Senior Test Developer/Item Writer 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.

Qualifications:
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.

Required travel for this position ranges from 4 week to 10 weeks per year. Candidates should be able to travel as required for 2-3 days at a time, mostly in the June/July timeframe.

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