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TheCollegeBoard Director, Assessment Specialist, AP Latin and AP World Language in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Job Title: Director, Assessment Specialist, AP Latin and AP World Language Division: AP & Instruction Location: Remote Type: This is a Full-Time Position About the Team The AP Curriculum and Assessment Team at College Board (40+ staff) collaborates with colleagues across all aspects of the AP Program to develop, manage, and deliver AP's 40+ courses in a wide variety of subject areas. AP is a rigorous academic program built on the commitment, passion, and hard work of students and educators from secondary schools and higher education. AP provides willing and academically prepared high school students with the opportunity to study and learn at the college level. AP's Course Leads and Assessment Leads ensure that course curricula are aligned to higher education expectations and reflect the state of the art in the discipline, contribute to instructional resources and tools for teachers, and develop assessments that allow students in these courses to demonstrate their mastery of course content and skills. The English, World Languages, and Arts department, which includes English Literature, English Language, Spanish Language, Italian Language, French Language, German Language, Chinese Language, Japanese Language, Latin, Music Theory, Spanish Literature, and Art and Design (2-D, 3-D, Drawing) is currently made up of 13 people supporting 14 courses in the AP portfolio. About the Opportunity The AP Latin and AP World Language Assessment Specialist is one of the primary points of contact in AP for all assessment content (inclusive of both formative and summative) for the AP Latin course and for the AP World Language (French, Italian, German) exams. As the AP Latin and World Language Assessment Specialist, you are responsible for the quality and validity of all assessment content for AP Latin and AP World Languages. The AP Latin and World Language Assessment Lead may also provide assessment development support in other related subject areas. The AP Latin and AP World Language Assessment Specialist is responsible for all AP Latin and AP World Language item development and management from authoring to administration; training and collaborating with subject-matter experts (SMEs), typically college professors and secondary school teachers. S/he/they trains SMEs on assessment development protocols, translates between academics and technical experts (psychometricians), and collaborates to develop assessment materials and resources to support AP Latin and AP World Language teachers worldwide. The AP Latin and AP World Language Assessment Specialist also supports assessment functions, including item review and item entry across the English, World Languages, and Arts Department. The AP Latin and AP World Language Assessment Specialist supports the AP Latin committee, AP World Language committees, and community of subject-matter experts as well as the curriculum and instruction for AP Latin and AP World Languages, as well as the strategic growth of AP Languages across the globe. Additionally, he/she/they will have the opportunity to present, speak, and moderate dialogue with academic and membership audiences to ensure that ongoing change and improvement within AP courses and exams is understood, accepted, and supported in secondary and post-secondary educational communities. In this role, you will: Assessment Development and Scoring (85%) * Be responsible for authoring/revising assessment content and training educator constituents to author assessment content, including selection of appropriate stimulus material, and applying best assessment practices * Develop, review, and approve AP Latin Exam content in collaboration with the Director, AP Latin lead and other AP World Language Assessment Specialists with multiple internal and external stakeholders, including the Assessment Production team, Test Development Committee, and the Chief Reader * Support the development of all assessment forms, ensuring the AP Exam development aligns with approved cu ricula and test specifications * Conduct multiple face-to-face, weekend meetings, and virtual meetings (during work week, evenings, or weekends) annually with each of the committees within the Director's stewardship as well as other committee meetings in the discipline as needed * Make recommendations for AP Latin and AP World Language exam design improvements in collaboration with and aligned to other College Board initiatives * Support the successful scoring of student AP Exams at the annual scoring event in person and online-the "AP Reading"-and review AP Reading publications materials for teacher and student use Assessment Quality and Process (15%) * Contribute to current research and best practices related to assessment; participate in regular discussions with other AP Curriculum & Assessment members on the current assessment standards and practices to build a set of common, shared beliefs about AP's assessment directions within the larger educational and assessment community * Contribute to processes for efficient, high-quality assessment development * Refine and improve question task models as well as exam design in collaboration with and aligned to other College Board initiatives * Monitor and improve exam validity, reliability, fairness, and quality, as well as reader reliability in accordance with established Program thresholds * Serve as a recognized and trusted resource within the community by collaboration with the AP Course Lead in engagement with the community to drive teacher satisfaction with the AP Latin exam and AP World Language Exams About You You have: * A Master's degree in Latin, Classics/Classical Studies with a focus in Latin, or a directly related discipline and knowledge of current trends in the discipline (required), although a doctorate in the discipline is strongly preferred * Bilingual fluency in any one of the following: French, Italian, or German * Experience in standardized assessment development (required) * Experience with digital assessment (preferred) * Teaching experience (preferred) * Superior oral and written communications skills * Excellent organizational and planning skills, including the ability to effectively handle multiple tasks simultaneously * Meticulous attention to detail, including the ability to closely proofread * Excellent skills in process and procedure implementation, including adhering to project plans and schedules, and maintaining project management documentation for tracking * Technical acumen and aptitude; proficiency with Microsoft Office and use of browser-based applications and tools * Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills, including the ability to work with staff at all levels * Willingness to give, accept, and address constructive feedback with positivity * Strong customer service orientation * Willingness to travel up to 6 times a year (domestic), with an additional 2 weeks in May/June for the Annual "AP Reading" About Our Process * Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled * While the hiring process may vary, it generally includes: resume and application submission, recruiter phone screen, hiring manager interview, performance exercise and/or panel interview, and reference checks. This is an approximately 8-week process About Ou To view the full job description please use the link below. https://collegeboard.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Careers/job/Remote---USA/Director--Assessment-Specialist--AP-Latin-and-AP-World-Language_REQ001433