Assessment Specialist – Physics

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Title: Assessment Specialist – Physics

Contract Term:  ASAP – 4/29/2022 – Possible Extension

Location – Fully Remote (Must live in one of the following locations – NJ/NY/PA or TX)

The ideal candidate will be available 5 days (up to 40 hours), will consider part-time (3 days)


  • A minimum of (3) years of increasingly responsible professional experience, including teaching at the middle school, high school, and/or college level, in writing, in editing, and/or in developing assessments is required.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills and the ability to apply rules of grammar, etc., to the development of items, well-developed organizational skills, ability to work both collaboratively and autonomously, strong technical skills and a willingness/adeptness with regards to learning new technology are required
  • Master’s Degree in Physics or Physics Education or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and experience can be acquired is required.
  • AP teaching experience with Physics 1, Physics 2, and Physics C and/or experience teaching introductory college physics courses (both non-calculus and calculus based) is highly desirable


  • Write and review items, gather and resolve feedback from multiple sources on items and evaluate item acceptability after testing
  • Participate in and manage constructed-response scoring activities, including work with faculty consultants or state department staff
  • Approve items for use on tests, evaluating both content and psychometric properties
  • Devise strategies for improving outside item writer results; develop item writer training materials; plan and lead item writer training meetings; monitor work with outside item writers
  • Design and develop new assessments and innovative products and services; develop new blueprints and item types, working with project team and client
  • Write rules for test creation system, assemble pretests, tests and/or Computer-Adaptive Testing (CAT) pools; review tests and participate in CAT simulation activities; assist in preparation of Special Test Additions
  • Respond to Supervisor Irregularity Reports (SIRs) and candidate inquiries, review responses to candidate inquiries to ensure accuracy and appropriate responses; investigate possible copyright violations; review and make recommendations for security cases
  • Work with client committees — organizing meetings, recruiting and training committee members, recommending committee members, organizing review materials, developing training materials and agendas, explaining and summarizing analysis results and advising on measurement issues
  • Work directly with client content representatives to obtain signoff on items and tests; may attend client launch meetings, planning meetings and update meetings
  • Plan and develop program publications and interpretive test preparation materials
  • Participate in teacher training activities
  • Plan and conduct reliability, validity or comparability studies
  • Train others in application of item statistics and assembly of tests
  • Work with Statistics staff during the test assembly process to obtain signoff on statistical parameters of forms
  • Plan, manage and direct test development activities as a lead for one or more program teams, possibly as a member or leader of a test creation team
  • Manage the item evaluation process for one or more programs, use feedback from committee meetings and department staff to improve item quality for a program
  • Make recommendations on scoring problem items
  • Coach staff as appropriate
  • Serve on policy and planning committees with increasing responsibility
  • Serve as a company spokesperson on matters of test development in field of specialty
  • Direct projects, delegate work, and monitor progress
  • Create, implement, and monitor item development plans
  • Undertake and oversee small special development projects
  • Monitor budget requirements for one or more projects
  • Adhere to ethical standards and comply with the laws and regulations applicable to your job function