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Assessment Educator Opportunities

Social Studies Item Review Committee


The department is now offering an opportunity for educators to participate in an item review for social studies for grades 3-8 and U.S. History, which will take place between June 18-22, 2018. The time commitment ranges from 2-3 days, depending on the grade level of the committee.

In addition to the item review committees, a select group will be invited to participate in a first-time item writer workshop for U.S. History teachers. This workshop will focus on the written response item types and will provide teachers with insight into the U.S. History writing rubric, how to incorporate this rubric into instruction, and how to craft appropriate written response items for use as formative assessment items. There is a place on the application for educators to indicate interest in this new opportunity.

All participants will receive a daily stipend of $150 and travel costs. Committee members who live more than 50 miles from the meeting location will also be eligible to receive hotel accommodations and reimbursement for meals and incidentals, as appropriate.

All interested applicants should complete the online application, which opens on March 28 and closes April 18 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Agency staff will review all applications and assign the most qualified individuals to each of the grade level review teams. In some cases, preference may be given to individuals from under-represented groups, positions, or regions.


Bias and Sensitivity Review for Social Studies


The department is seeking educators to participate in a bias and sensitivity review for social studies in grades 3-8 and U.S. History, which will take place between June 18-22. The time commitment ranges from 2-3 days, depending on the grade level of the committee. The focus of this review is to ensure the test is free from any item which may present a bias or sensitivity issue due to race, ethnicity, English language proficiency, or disability category.

All participants will receive a daily stipend of $150 and travel costs. Committee members who live more than 50 miles from the meeting location will also be eligible to receive hotel accommodations and reimbursement for meals and incidentals, as appropriate.

All interested applicants should complete the online application, which opens April 3 and closes May 2 at 11:59 p.m. CT.