Measured Progress, a leader in the development of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) assessments, is searching for highly qualified, freelance item writers in all content areas of Science to develop high quality test items for large-scale, customized assessment programs, alternate assessments, performance tasks, product development and formative item banks that cover all grades K-12. Creative item writers, with a keen understanding of 21st Century science instruction and what an assessment item should measure, are needed in Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Physics and Technology.
Freelance item writers work off-site and are usually paid on a per-item basis.
Freelance item writers write multiple-choice, open response, short answer, performance tasks, modules and technology-enhanced educational assessment items to specific curricula frameworks according to Measured Progress standards, specifications, and deadlines. Freelance item writers are sent a copy of the item writing standards, directions, sample items, and other reference materials, and are expected to write their items in our item authoring system. Paid training is provided. Graphics may be submitted as roughs (sketches or photocopies).
Items submitted to Measured Progress must be original and must not be submitted elsewhere or used on other classroom tests.