Language Testing Specialist develops test items for English language assessments for K-12 English Language Learners (ELLs).
Evaluate, review and write test materials and documents, including providing feedback to team members on test item development.
Review and revise items for accuracy and appropriateness.
Communicate and collaborate within and across teams throughout the test development process.
Adhere to quality control procedures for test items.
Prepare and maintain files and records (summary report, electronic notes, spreadsheets, etc.).
Write and revise test item specifications.
Assist with internal and external reviews.
Write and refine graphics descriptions to support student comprehension in test items.
Evaluate and track changes to graphics for content accuracy and grade-level appropriateness.
Coordinate item development tasks of external consultants to ensure timely delivery of test items.
Maintain test item database.
Organize and execute answer key checks.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, in a related field, with at least two (2) years of relevant experience; or
Master's degree from an accredited college or university, in a related field.
Experience working with K-12 English Language Learners (ELLs).
Experience teaching English as a Second Language (ESL).
Experience developing English as a Second Language (ESL) / English as a Foreign Language (EFL) tests for K-12 students.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
Excellent organization, planning, and time management skills.
Attention to detail with strong oral and interpersonal communication skills.
Knowledge of a language other than English preferred.
Knowledge of Adobe CS6 InDesign and Microsoft Office software.
Ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work well within a team.
Internal Number: 18-05
About Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)
CAL is an internationally recognized nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to promote access, equity, and mutual understanding for linguistically and culturally diverse people around the world. Presently, CAL houses major federally funded projects on English language learning, foreign languages, language policy, language assessment, and literacy education. Research and application efforts focus on diverse areas of language education, language policy, assessment, and training. CAL has an annual operating budget of approximately $17 million, with a staff of approximately 80.
CAL has focused its efforts largely on language education and assessment, and on issues of equity and access for language minority populations. In recent years, CAL has broadened its focus in response to private sector needs in the areas of workplace literacy and linguistic diversity in the workplace.