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Title: Science Item Writer
Date Posted: 2017-12-25
Location: Not mentioned
WestEd -- a nonpartisan, nonprofit research, development, and service agency -- works with education and other communities throughout the United States and abroad to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults. WestEd has more than a dozen offices nationwide, from Massachusetts, Vermont, and Georgia, to Illinois, Arizona, and California, with headquarters in San Francisco.

Position Description

The Standards, Assessment, and Accountability Services division of WestEd is looking for qualified individuals to write traditional and technology-enhanced items and item sets that assess the Next Generation Science Standards and that meet WestEd item writing guidelines.

This posting is a call for consultants who will work as independent 1099 contractors. As such, the per item payment will vary depending on project scope and complexity.


- Degree in science or a related field
- Strong science content knowledge
- Experience writing assessment for the NGSS (multidimensional items)
- High-stakes assessment writing experience (especially for high school science courses)
- Teaching experience or a background in science
- Strong analytical/critical thinking skills
- Ability to meet deadlines within tight timelines, manage multiple tasks and priorities
- Excellent writing skills
- Ability to follow detailed writing rules and guidelines
- Strong communication skills
- Open to feedback and review
- Ability to communicate and send files via email and the Internet (please see technical specifications section)

Technical Specifications:

Item writers will need to have consistent high-speed Internet access to our online file storage system and to email. If you are unable to meet one of these specifications, please let us know.

Apply via this link only:

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Company: WestEd
Contact person: Not mentioned
Contact information: recruitingassistance@wested.org (APPLY VIA THE LINK ABOVE ONLY)