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LINGUIST List 24.2516

Thu Jun 20 2013

Jobs: Spanish; Applied Ling: Test Development Specialist, Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)

Editor for this issue: Caylen Cole-Hazel <caylenlinguistlist.org>

Date: 18-Jun-2013
From: Don Oben <dobencal.org>
Subject: Spanish; Applied Linguistics: Test Development Specialist, Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), District of Columbia, USA
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University or Organization: Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)
Job Location: District of Columbia, USA
Web Address: http://www.cal.org
Job Rank: Test Development Specialist

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

Required Language(s): Spanish (spa)


CAL Classification: Technical Specialist
Program Area: PreK-12 English Language Proficiency Assessment
Salary: $48,000 - $53,000
Hours Per Week: 35 hrs/wk (full time)
Position Available: Immediately

Description of Duties:
Assist with research and test development for large-scale, computer-delivered
Spanish academic language assessment for Spanish language speakers and
learners in Kindergarten, first grade and second grade.

Primary Responsabilities:
- Coordinate item development tasks of external consultants to ensure timely
delivery of testing products
- Prepare and maintain a variety of files and records (i.e., research summary
reports, bibliographies, etc.)
- Write graphics descriptions, request graphics, and request graphics
- Review, edit, proof, and prepare test forms and ancillary materials
- Assist in the coordination of cognitive labs and the logistics of a large
scale field test
- Write and review test materials and documents (charts, forms, schedules,
- Other tasks as assigned

Specific Duties:
- Assist in the development of test and item specifications
- Create test items for this grade cluster using test specifications as well
as evaluate and revise items drafted by colleagues on team
- Review grades 1-2 text and graphics for content accuracy and grade level
appropriateness according to test specifications

Minimum Qualifications:
- Education: Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics, Education, or related
discipline and five years of related experience or Master’s degree with two
years of related experience are required.
- Experience: Successful candidate will have experience working with Spanish
speakers or learners in grades 1-2, and teaching experience in the areas of
reading, assessment, literacy, or content area instruction. Must also be
highly proficient in speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish.

Desired Qualifications:
The preferred candidate will be a self-motivated self-starter with the ability
to work independently as well as cooperatively in a fast-paced team
environment. Excellent skills in the following areas are highly desirable:
organization, planning and time management; oral and interpersonal
communication; ability to prioritize, writing, editing, and proofreading; and
knowledge of Microsoft Office software.

If interested send resume and cover letter to the application address, or mail
electronically to the application email.

CAL offers a comfortable work environment with competitive compensation and an
excellent benefits package. We are conveniently located two blocks from the
Tenleytown/AU Metro Station on the Red Line.

The Center for Applied Linguistics is an equal opportunity employer and does
not discriminate in hiring or employment based upon race, color, religion,
national origin, sex, age, marital status, handicap, or any other reason not
related to employment.

In accordance with USCIS regulations, all successful applicants will be
required to show proof of their legal right to accept employment in the United

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)
Mailing Address for Applications:
ATTN: Human Resources Coordinator Recruitment 13-05
Center for Applied Linguistics
4646 40th Street NW
, DC 20016-1859
Email Address for Applications: jobscal.org
Contact Information:
Don Oben
Email: dobencal.org
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