Data Recognition Corporation

Test Development Specialist - Math

Aug 03, 2017
Aug 14, 2017
Employment Status
Full Time
Test Development Specialists for a given content area or type of test or assessment ancillary develop and deliver on time assigned content-area test items and/or assessment ancillaries.  Test Development Specialists also support all steps in the development of statewide testing programs, including the development of item specifications, test blueprints, etc.  They also support the development of statewide testing programs by facilitating committee reviews, including bias reviews, item-data reviews, standard-settings, and alignment studies.  They work directly with Senior Test Development Specialists and Directors of Test Development to help plan and organize the flow of work for assigned assessment items or sections of projects.  As needed, they assign tasks to support staff, including freelance contractors, temporaries, item writers, item-development coordinators, and/or other project team members.  They may also work directly with their content-area counterparts in state departments of education, including building strong supportive relationship with state-department counterparts. 


Position Responsibilities

    Works directly with Senior Test Development Specialists, Project Leads, and Directors to deliver on time all assigned items, tests, and/or other assigned step in the item and test development process, including, but not limited to, the following:
      Developing domain-specific specifications and domain-specific test blueprintsDeveloping domain-specific item specifications and art specifications, as requiredDeveloping domain-specific style guidesDeveloping domain-specific item writer training manuals, including bias and universal design manualsFacilitating item writer workshops for a given domain or assigned projectWriting, reviewing, revising, and editing items for a given domain and/or assigned projectDeveloping scoring guidelines and rubrics for constructed-response and performance assessments and supporting range-finding activities for a given domain or assigned projectDeveloping forms (including all steps in the forms construction process for pilot,  field test, and operational) for a given domain and/or assigned testSupporting the development of test ancillaries for a given domain (test directions, practice tests, etc.)
    Provide support for the final review process for assigned items and/or other items and tests, including ancillariesProvide support for the final sign-off of printers’ proofs and/or other steps requiring test development sign-off, including directory of test specifications as needed for a given domain or assigned projectAs needed,  provide support for the facilitation of state committee reviews, including content item and bias reviews, alignment studies, and standard-settings Other duties as assigned This is an on-site position located in Plymouth, MN



Qualifications: Qualifications

    BS in education or related field, MS in education or related field preferredMinimum of three years of teaching experience K-12 or related experienceIn-depth knowledge of Math content area, including curriculum and instructionGeneral knowledge of test publishing industry standardsKnowledge of teaching “best practices” in the field of expertiseExperience working in teamsOutstanding written and oral communication skillsAbility to solve problems and find solutions to complex issues when writing, reviewing, and/or revising items and/or constructing test formsAbility to adjust to changing circumstances and direction as requiredWillingness to travel for periods lasting up to one week


    Knowledge of national and state-specific curriculum standards  Experience in writing and editing test itemsExperience in constructing test formsBasic computer skills

Essential Job Functions

    Report to work promptly when scheduledBe able to work under supervision  and accept feedback Relate effectively  and work respectfully  with diverse work groupsAbility to consistently  perform well during times of increased work loadSet and meet deadlinesManage multiple job functions simultaneously

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