Summer Internship: Test Development ELA Intern

Job Locations US-IA-Iowa City
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/4/2018 4:48 PM)
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Test Development ELA interns will be tasked with learning and undertaking the work of an ELA content developer. Initially, interns will undergo directed training in one or more of the following areas: passage finding for ACT Reading, prompt drafting for ACT Writing, item writing for ACT Reading and English. After training, the majority of the interns’ time will be spent developing a predetermined number of test materials and looking for stimuli. As time permits and depending upon demonstrated abilities, interns may explore essay writing for ACT English or passage writing for ACT Reading.


Educational Requirements:  Must have received a B.A. in English or a related field; must currently be enrolled in a graduate-level or higher program in English or a related field.

Strong (preferably published) writer; strong editor; knowledge of conventions of English grammar; strong communicator; logical and creative thinker; willingness to receive, interpret, and act on written and verbal feedback; ability to work independently; avid reader. Experience teaching ELA content to high school or early-college level students a plus.


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