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Reading Test Development Assistant – Education Statistics


Join AIR as a Reading Test Development Assistant with our Education Statistics team. The mission of our team of experts is to provide statistical evidence that is meaningful, timely, accurate, and trustworthy. Our Education Statistics portfolio focuses on the development, collection, analysis, and communication of international, national, and state statistics. Our primary practice hubs are:
  • Measurement and statistics in large-scale surveys
  • Standards and assessment
Our Education Statistics team is driven by our mission to make the world a better, more equitable place.
The position of Test Development Assistant (TDA) requires K-12 reading content knowledge and a certain amount of adaptability to new situations and the ability to learn new skills quickly. This list is meant to serve as a representative sample of the kinds of duties and responsibilities required of a Test Development Assistant and it is not inclusive. As a TDA gains important skills, he or she should begin to push the limits of this list. Furthermore, since the nature of work required of a TDA is project specific, he or she may not gain skills in all of the areas listed below. 
This position has the flexibility to work remotely within the Unites States (U.S.) or from one of our U.S. office locations.
About AIR:
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world.
AIR’s commitment to diversity goes beyond legal compliance to its full integration in our strategy, operations, and work environment. At AIR, we define diversity broadly, considering everyone’s unique life and community experiences. We believe that embracing diverse perspectives, abilities/disabilities, racial/ethnic and cultural backgrounds, styles, ages, genders, gender identities and expressions, education backgrounds, and life stories drives innovation and employee engagement. Learn more about AIR's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy and hear from our staff by clicking here.


The responsibilities for the position include:
  • Perform quality control reviews of frameworks, reading assessment items and item delivery platform integration
  • Track and document ongoing assessment development action items and decisions
  • Participate in the collection, analysis, and review of review comments of assessment items, item statistics, and content standards from team members, clients, and multiple constituent groups
  • Collaborate with team members to analyze quantitative and/or qualitative research data and item comments and then contribute to the reporting and interpretation of the analysis


Education, Knowledge, and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in education or a related field
  • Content expertise in K-12 reading or English Language Arts
  • One or two years of teaching experience is a plus (not required)
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of curriculum standards and classroom assessment
  • Excellent organization, time management, and oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail while working in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to collaborate within a team environment
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for this position. Depending on project work, qualified candidates may need to meet certain residency requirements.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.
AIR adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
AIR’s Total Rewards Program, is designed to reward our staff competitively and motivate them to achieve our critical mission. his position offers an anticipated annual salary of $52,000. Salary offers are made based on internal equity within the institution and external equity with competitive markets. Please note this is the annual salary range for candidates that are based in the United States.
AIR maintains a drug-free work environment.