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Position: Test Development Assistant, World Languages (Temporary)

Thursday, October 30, 2014   (0 Comments)
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Center for Applied Linguistics 
Test Development Assistant
World Languages 
and International Programs (WLIP) 
Temporary position (approx. 4 months)

CAL Classification: Research Assistant
Program Area: World Languages and International Programs (WLIP)
Salary: $24 - $26 per hour
Hours Per Week: 35 hrs/wk 
Position Available: Immediately
Duties: Assist with tasks related to test development, test rating, and research for tests of English proficiency.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Assist with development of test rating procedures and processes, including selecting anchor responses and writing justifications for items
• Coordinate recruiting and hiring of consultants to serve as remote raters
• Contribute to development and delivery of rater training
• Maintain correspondence with raters to answer questions and enforce deadlines
• Track work completed by raters and perform quality control checks
• Assess needs for internal rating, participate in rating, and provide rating assignments to other members of the project team as needed
• Other duties as assigned related to language testing and research projects
• Availability for work December 1 - January 6

• Education: BA/BS degree in a related field and 3 years of related experience or a MA/MS degree in a relevant field
• Experience: Successful candidate will have experience working with test development/rating and/or K-12 education.

Desired Skills:The preferred candidate will be a motivated self-starter with the ability to work flexibly and cooperatively in a fast paced team environment. Excellent skills in the following areas are highly desirable: native or native-like proficiency in English; proficiency in the use of Excel, Word, PowerPoint; thoroughness in execution of task assignments; and excellent time management and adherence to deadlines.

If interested, send resume and cover letter:

ATTN: Human Resources Coordinator, Recruitment 15-01
Center for Applied Linguistics
4646 40th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-1859

Attn: Recruitment 15-01

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

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.

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