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Questar Assessment Senior Assessment Specialist, Math in Apple Valley, Minnesota

Senior Assessment Specialist - Math

Location: Remote

SUMMARY

Senior Assessment Specialists are key contributors in all tasks needed in creating assessment forms. These individuals are responsible for supporting activities such as blueprint design, item creation, field test form construction, and operational forms construction, or completing these tasks in collaboration with other members of the Assessment and Data Services team. Senior Assessment Specialists work very closely with both internal and external clients to fulfill needs of test design and development.

The Assessment and Data Services team consists of assessment specialists, assessment delivery specialists, psychometricians, statistical analysts, and technical content specialists. Work is divided by assessment type. Experts work primarily with English language learner (ELL), alternate, and early childhood assessments or with 3?8, end-of-course, and authored innovative assessment solutions. While this is how the department is divided, team members work together across assessment types to provide expertise and support on projects as needed or directed.

Senior Assessment Specialists are knowledge leaders on the ADS team and within Questar. As such, Senior Assessment Specialists are expected to provide guidance and direction on projects, initiate conversations related to innovation and flexibility with processes, and work closely with all Questar teams to meet the quality and service expected of our clients.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as the primary contact for all project-related activities

  • Communicate with ADS members regarding project needs and deliverables

  • Maintain schedules

  • Ensure overall quality of project materials

  • Develop client requirement documentation

  • Draft/develop blueprints

  • Develop item and test specifications

  • Develop test forms

  • Facilitate item review meetings (content, bias, and data)

  • Develop exemplar items

  • Facilitate item writer workshops

  • Develop item writing assignments

  • Review and edit raw items

  • Review test forms to meet specifications

  • Maintain item bank information

  • Develop content and instructional guides

  • Support responses to request for proposals (RFPs) by providing proposal content, test designs and blueprints, item samples, and any additional material

  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously and manage project schedules

  • Work in a fast-paced environment

  • Perform additional duties as assigned

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master?s degree in area closely associated with content area or assessment

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in K-12 education, test development, certification, or educational publishing

  • Comprehensive current knowledge of a content area or an assessment type

  • Extensive knowledge of educational assessment, including familiarity with content standards and standards-based assessment

  • Strong knowledge of state and national curriculum standards (e.g., Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards)

  • Excellent writing ability, with demonstrated ability to write and edit test items and replacement items targeted to specified educational objectives or benchmarks

  • Computer literacy, including Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, Project, SharePoint, PowerPoint)

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and manage project schedules

  • Experience working with clients and facilitating meetings

  • Excellent interpersonal, listening, and communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple competing activities

  • Ability to work independently or with limited supervision

  • Ability to travel as required for client events

OTHER REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States and not require sponsorship now or in the future
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