- Bachelor's Degree
- Master's Degree
- Writing Skills
- Classroom Management
- Analysis Skills
- Physiology Knowledge
- Special Education
We are hiring for positions in ELL (TOEFL iBT® and TOEIC®), GRE® (Verbal), and Praxis® (Special Education and Career and Technology Education). Approximately 34 associates will be hired for the summer of 2020.
All summer associates will produce materials for use on large-scale, high-stakes standardized tests. Summer associates’ test development work is intellectually challenging and rewarding.
Associates include people from a variety of backgrounds, such as undergraduate students, graduate students, teachers, professors, department heads and professional writers.
For full information about the program and to access required work samples, visit https://www.ets.org/careers/summer-institute.Please note that you must complete at least one work sample in order to apply. Complete a separate work sample for each test selection for which you would like to be considered.
Summer Institute start and end dates for GRE and Praxis programs: July 6, 2020 through July 31, 2020 (4 weeks)
Summer Institute start and end dates for TOEFL and TOEIC programs: July 6, 2020 through August 14, 2020 (6 weeks)
Position type: Paid. Summer associates will receive attractive compensation.
Location: ETS Rosedale campus, 660 Rosedale Road, Princeton, NJ 08541
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. EST
Accommodations: Summer associates must provide or arrange their own housing and transportation.
Application deadline: January 31, 2020
Notification of decision: March 13, 2020
ELL summer associates will produce materials for use on large-scale, high-stakes standardized tests of English-language proficiency. Each summer associate will work on one of the following:
TOEFL iBT Test
The TOEFL iBT test is taken by nonnative speakers of English who are planning to apply to a college or university in an English-speaking country.
The TOEIC tests are taken principally by people who need to communicate with both native and nonnative speakers of English in the context of the global workplace.
The work may include:
writing items that test knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and reading comprehension
identifying academic texts that are suitable for testing reading comprehension
creating conversations and talks that test listening comprehension
developing scenarios and prompts that allow candidates to demonstrate their speaking or writing skills
Applicants must have completed at least some undergraduate work to be considered.
GRE® Verbal Test:
GRE Verbal test summer associates will produce materials for use on large-scale, high-stakes standardized tests to assess readiness for graduate-level work. Specifically, they will help develop assessment materials for the Verbal Reasoning measure, which assesses complex verbal reasoning skills.
GRE Verbal responsibilities:
The work may include:
writing items that test reading comprehension and analytical reasoning
identifying academic texts that are suitable for testing critical reading and analytical skills
GRE Verbal requirements:
Applicants must have completed at least a master’s degree (or possess equivalent experience) to be considered.
Praxis® Special Education:
Praxis Special Education summer associates will produce materials for use on large-scale, high-stakes standardized tests for teacher licensure, specifically in the area of Special Education. Summer associates will also work on the Praxis Special Education Series’ corresponding ancillary materials.
The Praxis Special Education tests are taken by candidates who plan to work as special education teachers after completing their certification program. We offer tests in a variety of specialty areas such as:
Mild to Moderate Disabilities
Severe to Profound Disabilities
Early Childhood; Learning Disabilities
Emotional Disturbance and Behavior Disorders
Furthermore, study aids, such as the Interactive Practice Tests and Study Companions, are available to candidates to provide them with practice questions, rationales, and study topics.
Praxis Special Education responsibilities:
The work may include:
writing items that test knowledge of special education laws and professional responsibilities that should be upheld by special education teachers
creating items that identify characteristics of various students
developing scenarios that allow candidates to demonstrate their knowledge of teaching classroom management, and assessments using research-based best practices for students receiving special education services
Praxis Special Education requirements:
Applicants must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with some graduate level course work in special education to be considered.
Praxis® Career and Technology Education:
The Praxis Career and Technology Education summer associates will produce materials for use on large-scale, high-stakes standardized tests for teacher licensure, specifically in the areas of Health Occupations as well as Trade and Industrial Education. In addition, summer associates will work on corresponding ancillary materials for these tests. Ancillary materials include interactive practice tests and study companions which provide candidates with practice questions, rationales, and study topics. These assessments are taken by candidates who plan to work as Career and Technology teachers, specifically in the field of Health Occupations, after completing their certification program.
Praxis Career and Technology Education responsibilities:
The work may include:
writing items that test knowledge such as: Anatomy and Physiology, Health Terminology, Community Health, Health Care Delivery Systems, Careers in Health Care, and Health Careers Instruction and Assessment
writing items that test knowledge such as: instructional practices, classroom management techniques, assessments, and laboratory safety procedures
Praxis Career and Technology Education Requirements:
Applicants must have completed at least some undergraduate work or must have graduated from a vocational tech school to be considered. Those with teaching certificates are encouraged to apply.
The experience required for each program is listed above.
All summer associates must have excellent writing skills. The work requires:
verbal precision and sensitivity to nuance
attention to detail
receptiveness to other perspectives
Additionally, summer associates must be able to:
work well individually and collaboratively
carefully consider constructive feedback
manage their time effectively to meet targets
How to Apply:
Applying to the Summer Institute is a two-step process:
Visit https://www.ets.org/careers/summer-institute to get specific directions and to obtain required work sample information.
Once you have completed at least one work sample, click on the blue "Apply Now" button on this page to apply using the directions found at the web site.
You must complete the two-step application process by January 31, 2020. Applicants are selected mainly on the basis of their performance on the work samples. Work samples will be evaluated in February and March, and you will be notified of your status by March 13.
EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of Women and Minorities.
EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.
EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE is a Drug-free workplace.
From: Educational Testing Service