Test Development Specialist

Job Title: Test Development Specialist
Location: Glendale, CA


Professional Test Development opportunity with a growing and profitable Glendale company. Candidate will be responsible for

  • Performing assignments related to the construction, maintenance and validation of licensure and certification tests.
  • Designing and conducting job analysis studies, including surveys and focus groups
  • Developing test content specifications
  • Developing test items for written and/or performance exams
  • Facilitating exam development workshops, committee meetings, and training sessions, which includes travel
  • Conducting statistical analyses of items, constructing examinations, and evaluating exams post-launch
  • Conducting standard setting studies
  • Writing technical reports
  • Performing specialized research related to test construction and validation.


  • Master’s strongly preferred; Ph.D. desirable
  • At least 5 years experience in test development required.
  • Training and experience in psychometrics preferred.
  • Knowledge of SAS or SPSS, Excel and Word required.
  • Experience with Licensure/Certification testing required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Needed:

  • Must be well versed in measurement principles, test construction, and test validation.
  • Oral communication skills are important to make client presentations, coordinate examination review committees, and participate in professional organizations.
  • Written communication skills are needed to prepare technical reports and develop validation documents.
  • Analytical skills are required to identify evaluate and solve assessment-related problems.
  • Teamwork skills are required to work in a collaborative environment with other measurement professionals and support staff.
  • Project management skills are required to effectively manage multiple project assignments, timelines, deliverables, and milestones.

Interested candidates may send a resume and cover letter in strict confidence to: recruiting@psionline.com; please reference job code TEST DEV in the subject line.


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