Science Curriculum & Assessment Assistant

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Lawrence, KANSAS
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Position Overview

The Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation (CETE) is seeking a Curriculum & Assessment Assistant to work in the area of Science for general assessments. This is a full-time 40- hour position with benefits. This position is grant-supported.

A successful candidate would assume a role related to the development, management, and/or implementation of assigned tasks for one or more components of a comprehensive assessment system for one or more states.

The primary job duties of the successful candidate would be to work with the Curriculum & Assessment Specialist for Science and the test development team to establish and maintain work flow and implement and document processes and procedures to successfully continue CETE’s more than 30-year history of working with state assessment systems.

A Curriculum & Assessment Assistant would perform tasks under the direct supervision of the Curriculum & Assessment Specialist. Responsibilities relate to developing assessments in Science; managing the preparation, review, and entry of test content into test development software; organizing assessment materials; and supporting the coordination of test development efforts. Other duties may include providing support for test development meetings.

Job Description

25% - Assist the Curriculum & Assessment Specialist with planning and progress monitoring of test development activities (e.g., educator item writing workshops, item content review, item bias and sensitivity review, test specifications and blueprints) in the Science area. The assistant will help with the organization, accuracy of, and management of assessment materials for both external client review and internal content development team member review.
25% - Assist in the organization and preparation of assessment materials for entry into content management systems.  Coordinate quality checks of the entry of assessment materials into the content management system. Coordinate and perform user acceptance testing of content management systems and reporting systems.
20% - Contribute to the coordination of tasks for graduate research assistants, item writers, and reviewers.  Assist the Curriculum & Assessment Specialist with coordinating schedules, task lists, and training documentation.
20% - Review assessment items and supporting documentation using established item development practices and standards.
10% - Attend meetings across test development and production teams. Provide general support to the project and project-related activities. Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Educational Assessment, or Science or teacher certification in Science, or a closely related field.
  • One to three years of experience teaching in the related field.
  • Experience with individual state academic content standards (e.g., Kansas Mathematics Standards, Missouri Learning Standards), Common Core State Standards.
  • One year experience with desktop and web-based technologies (e.g., Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, Outlook [or other email], Skype/Skype for Business).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills as evidenced by application materials and interview.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills as evidenced by error free application materials and interview.

  • Contact Information to Applicants

    Ronda Consolver,

    Additional Candidate Instruction

    A complete application includes an online application, cover letter, resume highlighting pertinent experience relative to the required and preferred qualifications and contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered. 

    Application review begins January 7, 2019. To ensure first consideration, apply before the application review date.

    Advertised Salary Range

    Minimum $35,000

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    Work Location

    University of Kansas - Lawrence

    FLSA Status

    Nonexempt (Hourly)

    Employee Class

    U-Unclassified Professional Staff

    Conditions of Employment

    Contingent on Funding


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