Houghton Mifflin Assessment Specialist Grades 3-6 in Itasca, Illinois
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Date:Apr 16, 2018
Location:Itasca, IL, US, 60143
Company:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Job Requisition ID: 11724
Additional Locations: Itasca preferred but qualified candidate can be home-based.
HMH is looking for an Assessment Specialist – Grades 3-6 ELA
This is a full-timeprojectposition that will be responsible for development of assessment content in elementary ELA, execution of department processes and procedures, and monitoring progress against work plans under the supervision of Senior and/or Lead Assessment Architects.
Development Expertise and Assessment Quality
Creating passage/item development plans
Evaluating passage or item bank inventories
Aligning passage/item sets to standards, DoK, and additional attributes
Reviewing passages, items, stimuli, test forms, and ancillary documentation against checklists, specifications, and style guides
Performing test-taker and key verification reads
Creating form mockups, bookmaps, and training documentation
Obtain project guiding documentation, review, and prepare for project tasks
Reviewing project schedules and providing feedback
Performing required tasks in accordance with schedule and deadlines
Escalating programs risks and determining appropriate mitigation strategies
Aggregating and verifying final project documentation
Attending and contributing to project meetings
Supporting project leads and other staff in maintaining project scope
Recommending process or procedural improvements
Generating ideas for new products or product enhancements
Training consultants and external vendors
Education and Experience
BS or BA in Reading/Language Arts, Education, or related field; Advanced degree preferred
3+ years teaching experience and/or formal assessment/test development experience
Knowledge and Skills
Excellent writing and editing skills
Strong familiarity with industry standards for assessment quality, including technical requirements
Understanding of assessment principles and processes in new product development
Ability to work autonomously and in collaboration with colleagues
Superior attention to detail and command of language
Experience in instructional design and training
Ability to develop creative solutions to solve resource and schedule challenges
Content expertise in Reading/Language Arts
Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing).
The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom. HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.
For more information, visithttp://careers.hmhco.com
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.
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