Data Recognition Corporation

Math Test Development Specialist

Maple Grove, MN
Jan 18, 2023
Feb 17, 2023
Data Recognition Corporation
Job Type
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 blueprints
  • Developing domain-specific item specifications and art specifications, as required
  • Developing domain-specific style guides
  • Developing domain-specific item writer training manuals, including bias and universal design manuals
  • Facilitating item writer workshops for a given domain or assigned project
  • Writing, reviewing, revising, and editing items for a given domain and/or assigned project
  • Developing scoring guidelines and rubrics for constructed-response and performance assessments and supporting range-finding activities for a given domain or assigned project
  • Developing forms (including all steps in the forms construction process for pilot,  field test, and operational) for a given domain and/or assigned test
  • Supporting 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 ancillaries
  • Provide support or 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 project
  • As needed, provide support for the facilitation of state committee reviews,
     including content item and bias reviews, alignment studies, and
  • Other duties as assigned 
  • This is an on-site position located in Plymouth, MN
  • Qualifications

  • BS in education or related field, MS in education or related field preferred
  • Minimum of three years of teaching experience K-12 or related experience
  • In-depth knowledge of Math content area, including curriculum and instruction
  • General knowledge of test publishing industry standards
  • Knowledge of teaching “best practices” in the field of expertise
  • Experience working in teams
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to solve problems and find solutions to complex issues when writing, reviewing,
    and/or revising items and/or constructing test forms
  • Ability to adjust to changing circumstances and direction as required
  • Willingness to travel for periods lasting up to one week


  • Knowledge of national and state-specific curriculum standards  
  • Experience in writing and editing test items
  • Experience in constructing test forms
  • Basic computer skills

    Essential Job Functions

  • Report to work promptly when scheduled
  • Be able to work under supervision  and accept feedback 
  • Relate effectively  and work respectfully  with diverse work
  • Ability to consistently  perform well during times of increased work
  • Set and meet deadlines
  • Manage multiple job functions simultaneously
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