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Current College Students - Research Associate (Test Developer, EFL/ELA)

Company: MetaMetrics Inc
Location: Durham
Posted on: July 13, 2019

Job Description:

The Research Associate leads item and test development, coordination, and initiatives related to the Lexile Framework, with particular emphasis on early reading and ELL/EFL item development. Major responsibilities include leading assigned Lexile team writers in test specification development; test and item writing according to specifications; aligning, developing, and calibrating curriculum; and writing and presenting to educate others about Lexile early-reading and EFL products. MetaMetrics has high expectations regarding work quality and ability to work cooperatively and independently. Strong written and oral communication skills are required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Leads the assigned Lexile writing teams research and evaluation efforts for the development of products, assessments, and specification of reading, listening, and other domains for both native speakers and learners of English.
  • Supervises and evaluates assigned Lexile Curriculum Specialists and Project Support Specialists, including item writing, work load, team output, priorities, training, schedules, and payroll as established in collaboration with team
  • Conducts domain analyses for new tests, writes item specs, develops sample items and trains/manages item writers in item development related to assessment products.
  • Assists with management of the item bank and MetaMetrics test delivery system in addition to conducting item reviews
  • Estimates project requirements, resource needs, and related costs for assessment products and research studies.
  • Defines and constructs product/test specifications, including item format, number of test forms, number of items, number of passages, test administration logistics and environment, reporting information, and test interpretation information.
    Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises staff assigned to early-reading and EFL projects, including day-to-day work for all assigned projects and initiatives. Coordinates staff in other departments when applicable to project assignments. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with organizations policies and applicable laws.

Keywords: MetaMetrics Inc, Durham , Current College Students - Research Associate (Test Developer, EFL/ELA), IT / Software / Systems , Durham, North Carolina

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