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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Assessment Associate supports test development and scoring activities for assigned projects and products.  This includes record-keeping relating to item development, item content and use, and item performance. The Assessment Associate may participate in the Item Development cycle by reviewing items for compliance with Fairness principles, Fair Use standards, factual accuracy, and product specifications. They may participate in test form compilation, creation of sample tests and support material for test candidates, and constructed response support, including pilot testing and the evaluation of candidate spoken and written performance.

Responsibilities*

  • Contribute to the development of new item content by maintaining item and exam records
  • Contribute to the development of new item content by performing assigned reviews 
  • Contribute to the production and delivery of test program documentation, including specifications, guidelines, and reports
  • Provide assistance in the compilation and review of test forms 
  • Under supervision, participate in scoring activities
  • Assist with the creation of publications and support materials
  • Support research and publications
  • Proactively support management in the implementation of new systems, procedures, and policies
  • Other job duties as assigned by management

Required Qualifications*

  • BA or equivalent combination of education and experience 

Desired Qualifications*

Skills
  • Must have excellent writing and verbal communication skills;
  • Must have excellent attention to detail and strong effective organizational skills;
  • Must be able to work both independently and as a member of a team;
  • Must be a problem-solver with a positive attitude and the ability to achieve results in a high-pressure environment;
  • Must have effective time-management skills with the ability to meet deadlines;
  • Data organization and management skills are a plus; 
  • Must be able to learn and understand CaMLA business goals and objectives and effectively apply them to the job.

Software / technical requirements

  • Basic office IT products (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook);
  • Fast typing and data entry capability; 
  • The ability to learn additional software programs, as needed.
Preferred Experience
  • Experience with TESL or language testing is a plus;
  • Experience in language teaching a plus; and
  • Experience in test development and/or speaking and writing assessment and test administration is preferred. 

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.