LINGUIST List 29.3149

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Jobs: Applied Linguistics: Language Testing Specialist, Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)

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Date: 07-Aug-2018
From: Don Oben <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics: Language Testing Specialist, Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), USA
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University or Organization: Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)
Job Location: , USA
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Job Title: Language Testing Specialist

Job Rank: Language Testing Specialist

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics


Language Testing Specialist develops test items for English language assessments for K-12 English Language Learners (ELLs).

Essential Duties:
- Evaluate, review and write test materials and documents, including providing feedback to team members on test item development.
- Review and revise items for accuracy and appropriateness.
- Communicate and collaborate within and across teams throughout the test development process.
- Adhere to quality control procedures for test items.
- Prepare and maintain files and records (summary report, electronic notes, spreadsheets, etc.).
- Write and revise test item specifications.
- Assist with internal and external reviews.
- Write and refine graphics descriptions to support student comprehension in test items.
- Evaluate and track changes to graphics for content accuracy and grade-level appropriateness.
- Coordinate item development tasks of external consultants to ensure timely delivery of test items.
- Maintain test item database.
- Organize and execute answer key checks.
- Other duties as assigned.

- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, in a related field, with at least two (2) years of relevant experience; or
- Master's degree from an accredited college or university, in a related field.

- Experience working with K-12 English Language Learners (ELLs).
- Experience teaching English as a Second Language (ESL).
- Experience developing English as a Second Language (ESL) / English as a Foreign Language (EFL) tests for K-12 students.

Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
- Excellent organization, planning, and time management skills.
- Attention to detail with strong oral and interpersonal communication skills.
- Knowledge of a language other than English preferred.
- Knowledge of Adobe CS6 InDesign and Microsoft Office software.
- Ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work well within a team.

If Interested in Applying for this Position:
Please email résumé and cover letter to the application email below as a single attachment (PDF or word doc). Be sure to reference “18-05 Language Testing Specialist” in the subject line of the email message.Cover letter should be addressed to Justin Kelly, PhD – Test Development Manager.

Application Deadline: 30-Sep-2018

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
CAL Human Resources

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