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LINGUIST List 23.4795

Fri Nov 16 2012

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

Editor for this issue: Sarah Fox <sarahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 16-Nov-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; Assessment


Description:

Job Summary:
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. Researches,
evaluates, and pilots new testing programs.

Departmental Focus:
Collaborates with peer institutions to identify the most current and
effective methods of assessment. Researches, evaluates, and pilots
new testing programs, explains the philosophy behind new testing
initiatives to language faculty.

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 and search
for STARS requisition number 18977.

Application Deadline: 15-Jan-2013 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications: http://bit.ly/uK7AUV
Contact Information:
Suzanne Young
Email: suzanne.youngyale.edu
Phone: 2-3-432-0168

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