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LINGUIST List 23.2601

Tue Jun 05 2012

Jobs: Applied Ling: Testing and Assessment Specialist, Yale U

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Date: 05-Jun-2012
From: Suzanne Young <suzanne.youngyale.edu>
Subject: Applied Linguistics: Testing and Assessment Specialist, Yale University, Connecticut, USA
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University or Organization: Yale University
Department: Center for Language Study
Job Location: Connecticut, USA
Web Address: http://cls.yale.edu
Job Rank: Testing and Assessment Specialist

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics


Description:

Yale University is hiring for the post of Testing and Assessment Specialist. In collaboration with
the Center for Language Study (CSL), the Testing and Assessment Specialist develops and
implements standards for language testing across the University, consults
with departments and pilots new testing initiatives, collaborates with peer
institutions to identify the most current and effective methods of assessment,
and researches, evaluates, and pilots new testing programs.

Principal responsibilities:
1. Conducts needs assessments across departments regarding language
testing. Develops assessment platforms that are flexible and transportable
across units. Initiates and sustains long-term discussions across the
University as a means to ensure language testing remains state of the art.
2. Builds consensus among faculty around the need to align internal
measures of language proficiency with national proficiency standards in order
to gain a more objective measure of progress.
3. Collaborates with peer institutions regarding testing and assessment
needs; develops partnerships to share expertise about assessment
methodologies and technology solutions and develops collective assessment
instruments and solutions.
4. Develops competency standards that conform to national standards.
5. Investigates new testing and assessment solutions. Negotiates and
coordinates pilot testing. Assesses and reports on results of pilot tests.
6. Maintains and improves current testing instruments to ensure that testing
and assessments are effective and seamless parts of language learning.
Oversees quality control of testing and assessment instruments.
7. Ensures that testing solutions work within the guidelines of University
policy.
8. Remains current on the latest developments in testing and assessment
hardware and software.
9. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required education and experience:
Master's degree in foreign language, TESOL, or applied linguistics or closely
related field. Two years of experience in language teaching or assessment; or
equivalent combination of education and experience.

Apply online at the application URL below.

Application Deadline: 30-Sep-2012 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications: https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?jobId=484586&PartnerId=25053&SiteId=5248&type=mail&JobReqLang=1&recordstart=1&JobSiteId=5248&JobSiteInfo=484586_5248&gqid=851
Contact Information:
Dr. Suzanne Young
Email: suzanne.youngyale.edu
Phone: 203-432-0168

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