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 <>

Date: 18-Jun-2013
From: Don Oben <>
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, USAWeb Address: Rank: Test Development Specialist

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

Required Language(s): Spanish (spa)


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

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

Primary Responsabilities:- Coordinate item development tasks of external consultants to ensure timelydelivery of testing products- Prepare and maintain a variety of files and records (i.e., research summaryreports, bibliographies, etc.)- Write graphics descriptions, request graphics, and request graphicsrevisions- Review, edit, proof, and prepare test forms and ancillary materials- Assist in the coordination of cognitive labs and the logistics of a largescale field test- Write and review test materials and documents (charts, forms, schedules,etc.)- 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 wellas evaluate and revise items drafted by colleagues on team- Review grades 1-2 text and graphics for content accuracy and grade levelappropriateness according to test specifications

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

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

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

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

The Center for Applied Linguistics is an equal opportunity employer and doesnot discriminate in hiring or employment based upon race, color, religion,national origin, sex, age, marital status, handicap, or any other reason notrelated to employment.

In accordance with USCIS regulations, all successful applicants will berequired to show proof of their legal right to accept employment in the UnitedStates.

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 20016-1859Email Address for Applications:

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