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Jacobs Sr. Instructional Testing Expert in HANOVER, Maryland

Your Impact:

If you want to be part of a dynamic Instructor Team delivering engaging and cutting-edge training solutions, this is the place for you!

The Senior Instructional Testing Expert designs, develops, and revises tests and/or assessments for highly-technical evaluation programs. A qualified candidate must be fully cleared and possess a range of experience related to test design and exam item analysis methodologies to effectively support customers with rapidly evolving requirements. The Testing Expert will work closely with content developers and subject matter experts (SMEs) to design and develop formative and summative assessments. The Testing Expert conducts data gathering and needs analyses to ensure learning objectives; Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA); and/or Job Qualification Standards (JQS) are mapped to test questions and case studies.

The Testing Expert develops test blueprints and oversees the creation of job-knowledge tests and performance-oriented assessments. The Testing Expert conducts standard setting activities, develops survey forms to collect student feedback, and performs data and exam analysis and customer reporting. The Testing Expert develops reports to satisfy contractual reporting requirements.

The Testing Expert should be familiar with tools such as Excel, SPSS Statistics software, and applications used to deliver testing solutions.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Desired Requirements:

• Identifies and develops the assessment and/or testing methods for learning solutions

• Develops the testing strategies for the program

• Applies validity and reliability standards to ensure tests are psychometrically sound

• Revises tests and/or assessments based on beta and pilot offerings of learning programs

• Writes contract documentation to support all aspects of testing on the program

• Conducts research and provides recommendations on processes and procedures for test creation and administration

• Collaborates with subject matter experts and multi-disciplinary team members to develop measurable learning objectives and integrate tests into the course content of learning program

• Develops and utilizes paper or electronic assessment instruments, such as multiple-choice selected responses, open ended, essay, case studies, performance-based tasks, role-play, pre-and post-tests, and simulations

• Conducts standard setting activities

• Applies psychometric formulas and theory to construct valid and reliable tests and measures of knowledge and/or performance-based assessments

• Conduct exam and item analysis

• Maintains detailed records of the exams for the program

• Effective communication, writing, and requirements gatherings skills

Minimum Education:

Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or Instructional Design and Human Performance Improvement (or similar degree)


MS Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or Instructional Design and Human Performance Improvement (or similar degree)

Minimum Years of Experience:

• Eight years of experience in workplace job performance assessments and/or evaluations. (with Ph.D)


• Ten years of experience in workplace job performance assessments and/or evaluations. (with MS)

Clearance Level: TS/SCI w POLY

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