Content Specialists Questar Assessment, Inc.
Questar Assessment, Inc. is an innovative and dynamic educational assessment organization providing programs, products and services for the K-12 education industry. In our partnerships with state department of education and local K-12 school districts, we strive to support and guide student learning and instructional decisions through the application of integrity, commitment, passion and service.
We are recruiting for several Content Specialist positions in the following content areas: Science, Math and English Language Arts. As a member of the Assessment Development team, the Content Specialist is responsible for content development, test development and meeting facilitation. Specialists collaborate with internal team members in Program Management, Publishing, Psychometrics, and Scoring, to deliver quality, innovative, and professional assessment services and products.
Partner with project team members to review customer requirements and develop project schedules with milestones and deliverables.
Source outside item development team members for the project, including item writers, editors, copy editors, proofreaders, and graphic artists. Provide training and work direction, and oversee development of test content.
Review test specifications, assist in the development of content area benchmarks and student expectations, develop and/or review test blueprints, and collaborate with others to construct test forms.
Communicate with client contact (e.g., curriculum specialist or content specialist) to clarify item specifications, requirements and timelines.
Participate in and/or facilitate client content meetings, including item content review, bias/sensitivity review, item data review, and item writing workshops.
Provide internal and external expertise within a content area, particularly as it relates to test development and curriculum.
Contribute to the development of new and innovative content and new assessments products, solutions and services.
Required for all Content Specialist positions:
3-5 years of relevant experience in K-12 education, test development or educational publishing
Comprehensive current knowledge of a content area (Math, Science or English Language Arts)
Extensive knowledge of educational assessment, including familiarity with content standards and standards-based assessment
Strong knowledge of state and national curriculum standards (e.g., Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards)
Excellent writing ability, with demonstrated ability to write and edit test items and/or passages in a content area, and replacement items targeted to specified educational objectives or benchmarks
Computer literacy, including Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint)
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and manage project schedules
Experience working with clients and facilitating meetings
Excellent interpersonal, listening, and communication skills
Commitment to excellence and exemplary customer service
Ability to travel to business sites and meetings (approximately 20%)
Must be a US citizen or national, or have current authorization to work in the United States
Applicants must not now, or in the future, require sponsorship for an employment visa
WHAT WE OFFER YOU
At Questar, we are proud of our company and our team of bright, dedicated and hard-working employees. An attitude of ?getting the job done right? and our commitment to unparalleled quality and customer service are the cornerstones of our success. Our team-based, collaborative work environment will challenge you to reach your full potential and grow your career, and our rewards program includes a comprehensive benefit package and competitive salaries with merit increases based on outstanding contributions. We are conveniently located in the southwest Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
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