Achievement & Assessment Inst
ATLAS, a research center at the University of Kansas, is seeking a test development specialist for its English Language Arts team. ATLAS creates accessible and academically rigorous technology-based learning and assessment systems to serve students with disabilities, struggling learners, and teachers based on learning map models. A primary project is the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment System, which delivers online, map-based assessments for students with disabilities in more than 18 states in English language arts, mathematics and science.
Test development specialists will support the production of operational assessments by assisting with test development efforts, including item development, internal and external review, and quality assurance. Test development specialists will help with the workflow of content at multiple stages of the development process and designing and delivering training to item writers, internal staff, and external reviewers. Test development specialists will contribute to documentation about test development processes, training plans, and instructional supports. Successful applicants should have experience with one or more of the following: English language arts education, social studies education, special education, and/or test development.
This is a full-time (40 hours/week), unclassified position at the Lawrence campus, with occasional off-site meetings.
60% - Assist with test development efforts, including item development, internal and external review, and quality assurance while under the supervision of senior curriculum staff. Activities include assisting with managing staff on the team, assisting with managing workflow for content at multiple stages of the development process, and assisting with designing and delivering training to item writers, internal staff and external reviewers. Be willing to learn and stay up-to-date on processes for all development steps.
20% - Assist with document preparation and organization about test development processes for technical and non-technical audiences. Activities include contributing to training plans, technical and non-technical reports, and instructional supports.
20% - Assist with coordinating and contributing to work with the English language arts, science, and social studies test development teams, the implementation team, the research team, and the test production team. Activities include coordinating resource allocation and timelines for deliverables and attending regular staff meetings
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Only complete applications will be considered.
Application review begins August 26, 2019 and continues until the positions are filled. To ensure first consideration, apply before the application review date.
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University of Kansas - Lawrence
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM; occasional evening or weekend work may be needed
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