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Assessment Manager
Michigan Language Assessment
Michigan Language Assessment seeks an experienced assessment professional to lead a team of internal and external colleagues in the design, development, and delivery of innovative assessments that help learners in the US and elsewhere in their English language learning journey. Drawing on your experience and expertise, you will work out efficient content development processes; manage and mentor writers who produce test items and other educational content, and also contribute to the writing and editing of these materials.
The Assessment Manager will ensure that the production, quality, and processes for specialized tests, products, and services meet or exceed expectations, and that our organization’s position as a leading provider of English language assessments and services is enhanced.
Responsibilities:
Drawing upon professional knowledge, lead, manage, and contribute to the creation of test content and related materials (creation and maintenance of test specifications and documentation; make item writing assignments according to needs; provide item expert content reviews; construct tests; develop training and support materials).
Lead and/or assist groups for development of new tests.
Lead in liaising with/presenting to internal and external stakeholders for the design, development, and delivery of assessment products and other educational material.
Manage the assessment team by providing supervision and by continually building and enhancing communication, teamwork, professional development, and core skills among the team.
Manage recruitment, training, and coordination of item writers, examiners and raters.
Contribute in other ways (e.g. serve on hiring committees; research) and to innovation commensurate to level and experience as may be required.
As a member of the management team, contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of the long-term strategic business plan, including budgeting and resource management.
Link: https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/211892/assessment-manager
Assistant Director of Assessment
Michigan Language Assessment
To provide leadership with regard to content, design, quality, processes, and procedures for existing assessment products and services, ensuring that all of our content is fit for purpose, and produced in a timely manner, maintaining our organization’s position as a leading provider of English language assessments and services. Leverage new technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), in order to improve generation and security of content. Make recommendations on future products and services to ensure that customers’ needs and expectations are exceeded, and that the organization’s strategic objectives are achieved.

The Assistant Director of Assessment manages divisional and project-specific budgets, allocates and manages staff resources, maintains appropriate documentation, implements quality assurance systems, and ensures the timely delivery of all assessment content.


Link: https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/212386/assistant-director-assessment
Senior Researcher: Data Scientist for Language Assessment & Learning
British Council
This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to join the British Council and strengthen their position as a world leading language assessment provider by providing expert technical expertise in the design, development and application of data science, machine learning, and AI technology in language assessment and learning products.


A key aim of the ARG is raising the profile of the British Council’s research in the academic and professional community. You will be expected to support the dissemination of the research that is carried out within the team, via both spoken presentations and written reports, and be able to communicate effectively with both expert and non-expert audiences.


You will have an interest in the use and application of language assessment, language education and language learning data, including but not limited to test score data and spoken and written corpora. An interest and understanding of various measurement and psychometric principles will be of benefit in the role.

Please follow the link for more details. Please do NOT email directly about the position.
Link: https://careers.britishcouncil.org/job/London-Senior-Researcher-Data-Scientist-for-Language-Assessment-&-Learning-UKM/781613501/
Emerging Researcher: Technology & Innovation in Assessment (2 positions)
British Council
To contribute to the British Council’s position as a world leading language assessment provider by contributing to and supporting projects in the areas of language assessment research, development, and validation, with a particular focus on the use of AI, machine learning, and educational technology in assessment.


This is an exciting opportunity for a language testing practitioner with experience in technology-driven language assessment development and validation who is actively considering a career in language assessment research and is engaged in professional development in the field.


You will work under the supervision of Assessment Research Group (ARG) data science and language assessment researchers to implement research plans and data collection for the development and validation of new and existing British Council assessment products, with an emphasis on actively supporting the introduction of AI and educational technology solutions into British Council assessment and learning products.

Please follow the link for more details and to apply. Please do NOT email directly.
Link: https://careers.britishcouncil.org/job/London-Emerging-Researcher-Technology-&-Innovation-in-Assessment-x2-UKM/781660001/
Emerging Researcher (Language Assessment)
British Council
If you are a language testing practitioner with experience in language testing research and analysis who is actively considering a career in language assessment research and is engaged in professional development in the field, this would be an excellent opportunity for you to join us.
You will work under the supervision of ARG Researchers to implement research plans and data collection for the development and validation of new and existing British Council assessment products, including actively supporting the introduction of educational technology and working with assessment in both testing and learning products.
You will contribute to the British Council’s position as a world leading language assessment provider by contributing to and supporting projects in the areas of language assessment research, development, and validation.
You will strengthen the Assessment Research Group’s (ARG) test research and development capability by providing academic support to the ARG in the areas of test design, research design and data collection, and test data analysis.
You will engage with teachers and other stakeholders by support the ARG’s Language Assessment Literacy work, and support.

Please follow the link for more details. Please do NOT email directly.
Link: https://careers.britishcouncil.org/job/London-Emerging-Researcher-UKM/781643601/
Conference & Events Project Manager (Assessment Research Group)
British Council
This is an excellent opportunity for a project manager with experience in running both online and offline events aimed at a diverse range of stakeholders, including high-level influencers, and with knowledge and experience of working with the international assessment research community.

You will provide the project management of New Directions flagship events from a global perspective, collaborating with regional project managers, finding synergies and efficiencies, and ensuring coherence and quality of the overall conference and event series, and other events where necessary.

Through this role, you will support the strengthening of the British Council’s reputation as the leading convener of key global and regional stakeholders in language assessment and wider education systems by coordinating the global management and logistical support of the New Directions in Language Assessment conference series, and other events where necessary.

Please follow the link for more details and to apply. Please do NOT email directly.
Link: https://careers.britishcouncil.org/job/London-Conference-&-Events-Project-Manager-%28Assessment-Research-Group%29-UKM/781649901/
Post doc in test development
CRELLA, Uni of Bedfordshire
2 years, full time
Please contact me by email if interested.
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