Sr Scoring Director/Chief Reader Job
Date: Jun 18, 2013
Location: Hadley, MA, US
Job ID: 2012-11049
# of Positions: 2
Posted Date: 5/17/2013
Job Location: US-MA-Hadley
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Category: Professional Development
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The Scoring Director/Chief Reader trains educators to holistically evaluate written, spoken, and/or videotaped responses to a variety of teacher certification examinations. Responsibilities of this position include preparing materials that exemplify state-specific standards, orienting scorers through an established calibration process, managing scoring sessions, and, if qualified, serving as a content expert in a teaching content area. This position is in our Western Massachusetts office located in Hadley, MA.
- Plan scoring sessions, including selecting sample responses to be used to orient scorers, estimating session length, and calculating scoring pool size.
- Manage scoring sessions, including training scorers, monitoring their performance, and counseling scorers and Assistant Chief Readers.
- Understand and consistently apply project standards (e.g., rubrics).
- Analyze performance statistics during and after each scoring session.
- Maintain test security and project confidentiality.
- Facilitate client meetings.
- Collaborate with other Chief Readers and Scoring Facilitators.
- An advanced degree (Ph.D. preferred) in education, English or a related field.
- Recent teacher education and teaching experience (elementary, secondary, or college-level).
- Strong skills in writing, editing, critical thinking, teamwork, and organization.
- Experience with holistic scoring models a plus.
- Attention to detail and accuracy.
- Demonstrated ability to facilitate small and large group discussions to achieve focused goals.
- Occasional travel is required.
Nearest Major Market: Springfield MA
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