LINGUIST List 15.2064

Mon Jul 12 2004

Jobs: Testing: Developer, Defense Language Institute

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  1. kalyn.shubnell, Testing: Test Development Project Officer, Defense Language Institute

Message 1: Testing: Test Development Project Officer, Defense Language Institute

Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2004 12:54:56 -0400 (EDT)
From: kalyn.shubnell <>
Subject: Testing: Test Development Project Officer, Defense Language Institute

University or Organization: Defense Language Institute
Department: Test Development and Standards
Rank of Job: Test Development Project Officer
Specialty Areas: Testing


The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) has
openings for a Test Development Project Officer. DLIFLC is accredited
by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, is
located in Monterey, California and specializes in the teaching of

Test Development Project Officer (#04-33E)

Duties: The TDPO works with the Dean of the Test Development and
Standards Division to oversee one or more test development teams and
test development projects. Provides leadership to team members.
Manages, monitors, and coordinates the development, review, revision
and quality control of specific DLPTs, language program tests, and
performance tests. Develops test items that can be effectively used in
tests to measure achievement of and/or proficiency in listening and
reading language skills as defined. Identifies the nature of the
language to be tested, articulates and builds on the appropriate
testing construct, develops test specifications, selects appropriate
source material, produces workable written and audio tests, and
designs item tasks that are appropriate for the content and language
features of the material tested. Conducts piloting and performance
analysis of test items; works out test developmental timelines,
milestones, and procedures that meet requirements; ensures that
standards are met; implements or monitors procedures to ensure test
security; serves as a testing resource for the test development staff,
giving effective assistance, advice, and training in item writing,
testing concepts, record-keeping and test security; keeps abreast of
current developments and innovations in the field of foreign language
testing and related issues; encourages team members to also stay
current. Provides direct supervision as needed.

Additional Experience Requirement: In addition to the basic and
specialized qualification requirements in language test development as
appropriate for each "rank" or category (page 2 of the full
announcement), all applicants must have demonstrated knowledge, skills
and abilities in the following areas: Ability to communicate
effectively in English and Skill in working with a computer. Special
consideration will be given to training and experience in one or more
of the following: a. Research in language testing, b. Use of
proficiency scales, especially the ILR proficiency scale,
c. Educational Project Management, d. Statistical Analysis,
e. Teaching foreign languages and related disciplines (ESL,
linguistics, etc.), f. working with a variety of foreign languages or
speakers of a variety of foreign languages, g. development of
communicative language learning exercises, and h. translation. A
Master's degree, earned doctorate, or equivalent academic achievement
is preferred.

Complete announcement found online at or contact Only complete applications
considered. Indicate announcement #04-33E. Deadline for applications:
August 6, 2004.

Address for Applications:

	Attn: ATFL-P (Attn: FPS)
	1759 Lewis Rd. Ste. 254
	Monterey, CA 93944
	United States of America 

	Applications are due by 06-Aug-2004

Contact Information:
	Kalyn Shubnell
	Tel: 831-242-5047
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