Project Leads work with the Directors of Test Development to plan, organize, and establish priorities for all phases of the development and production process of one or more assigned statewide assessment components. As such, they provide leadership for a specific project, and they have responsibilities for leading individual ancillary components of a project (e.g., item samplers, administration directions, study guides). For assigned components, they will provide support for the development of schedules and maintain accurate records concerning processes. They may also help to monitor costs (P&L’s) and provide proposal text and costs for a given assigned project.
(Note: For project leadership roles, he or she may help to define specifications for statewide large-scale assessments, formative assessments, etc.; design layouts; determine process workflow used throughout all stages of the item and test development process; provide support for the development of quality control procedures and help in establishing processes for all steps in the development process. They may also support the development of standards-based programs and/or other assigned projects by participating in meetings and/or providing support to clients.)
As needed, Project Leads may work directly with internal customers and external customers to develop and deliver multiple on-time complex assessments and assessment ancillaries, and they may also serve as the point of contact for a state department of education for a specific assigned program. As such, they may represent the Test Development Department at various meetings, including, but not limited to, the following: internal planning meetings and internal and external training meetings. Project Leads also, at any point in the process, may contribute to the writing and reviewing of items, test ancillaries, training manuals, etc. They work with internal clients to plan, organize, and implement work based on established priorities for all phases of the production of electronic or printed documents, test materials, and communications.
This position assists the Education Group in the development and production of various testing materials, publications, and proposals by ensuring that deadlines are met and appropriate production processes and specifications are followed. They advise internal clients on ways to improve the quality of materials. They work with internal clients to define product and/or test/item specifications, including design, layout, and format specifications and assist internal clients in making decisions related to edits proposed.
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