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Senior Science Test Developer

Lazel Inc

Lazel Inc

Software Engineering
Posted on Saturday, September 16, 2023

Job Overview:

Senior science test developers are key members of the staff as they have experience in the field and can share that knowledge with others and are able to take on complex tasks with a high level of independence. This individual will report to a Manager or Senior Manager of Test Development

Job Responsibilities:

  • Uses state item specifications to write effective items for different projects.

  • Develops and delivers professional development training for a unit or units, as needed

  • Directs grade-level leads in the development of an item pool for a state as a content lead for a project

  • Independently conducts preliminary, content review 1, and content review 2 reviews for all projects

  • Participates in standard setting meetings as the content expert

  • Lead item development for grade level, grade band, or content area, independently

  • Writes, reviews, and finalizes blueprints and translates them into an effective item pool development plan

  • Manage schedules and oversee quality of content development for a team

  • Leads group reviews and independently conducts preliminary, content review 1, and content review 2 reviews for all projects.

  • Oversees and leads CAC meetings, rubric validation meetings, range finding meetings, and data review meetings

  • Manage item development for all content areas on small projects

  • Has independent client interactions

Job Requirements:

  • Degree in Science

  • Bachelor’s degree with 7 to 11 years of experience in assessment or education related fields or a Master’s degree with 5 to 10 years of experience in assessment or education related fields

  • Knowledge of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

  • Strong knowledge and experience with the U.S. Education and Education Assessment is required

  • Analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to identify problems and conceptualize solutions

  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Skilled at collaboration

  • Required travel for this position ranges from 1 week to 6 weeks per year

  • Candidates should be able to travel from 2-5 days at a time

Why Work With Us?

When you work with Cambium Assessment, you’ll be helping to design and build inspiring solutions that make a real impact on the online testing industry, as well as the educators and students we support.

Our ground breaking work includes:

  • Advanced computer-adaptive algorithms

  • Mobile support of user interfaces

  • Learning management systems with social media features

  • Universally accessible user interfaces

  • Machine scorable items

In the 2021–2022 school year, we delivered more than 100 million online tests, successfully supported peak testing volumes exceeding 1.3 million simultaneous test takers, while ensuring an average response time of less than a tenth of a second. We have the most advanced features of any online testing system, and we continue to push boundaries to improve student performance measurement and enabling educators with actionable insights to drive better overall educational outcomes for our students. To learn more about our organization and the exciting work we do, visit www.cambiumassessment.com

An Equal Opportunity Employer

We are dedicated to fostering a culture that celebrates unique backgrounds, ideas, and experiences. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.