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Thursday, March 31, 2011

K-12 Item Writers Needed (Math, Reading, and Science)

This just in by email:
Good luck,

I am in need of education writers experienced in item writing and passage selection for a major state assessment project that I just received. I need writers skilled in writing items for the following:
  • Math: Grades 2-10
  • Reading: Grades 2-10
  • Science: Grades 5-10, including Biology and Chemistry
Writers need to be experienced in writing constructed-response items and performance tasks as well as selecting and writing passages (Reading only).
Interested applicants should forward a resume and a brief item writing sample to (Email address removed at request of advertiser. Plenty of great resumes already in!)

Education-Related Leads for Thursday, March 31, 2011

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Interesting gig with WestEd

Position Title:
Passage Writer (Work from Home)
Assessment & Standards Development Services
Hourly Rate:
Competitive Salary
Home Office
Position No:
End Date:

WestEd, a nonprofit research, development, and service agency, works with education and other communities to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults. While WestEd serves the states of Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah as one of the nation's Regional Educational Laboratories, our agency's work extends throughout the United States and abroad. WestEd has 17 offices nationwide, from Washington and Boston to Arizona, Southern California, and its headquarters in San Francisco.

Position Description

Assessment and Standards Development Services (ASDS) is involved extensively at the local, state, and national levels in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating standards and assessment tools, methods, and systems. Some of ASDS work is aimed at revealing how well students or workers are learning or performing; other parts of our work address broader concerns of accountability and program or school success. From language arts, mathematics, science, and social science to such emerging fields as NCLB transition, our wide range of projects and services spans many domains. Staff also address broader concerns of accountability and program or school success.

ASDS has been instrumental in helping the education community respond to NCLB's extensive assessment and accountability demands by providing technical and policy support at state, local, and national levels. As the test-development contractor for high-stakes assessment programs in several states, ASDS performs standards/assessment alignment studies. The focus of ASDS projects ranges from the traditional academic areas to developing fields such as alternative school accountability - addressing standards, assessment, and accountability needs from elementary school through adult education.

Job Description:

Writers will write high quality non-fiction and fiction passages for state assessment projects. Writers will utilize their knowledge of text and their writing skills to develop non-fiction and fiction passages for grades 3-8 and high school. Writers will be paid for each submitted passage that is approved.

Scope of Work for Temp or Intern:

The Assessment and Standards Development Services (ASDS) division of WestEd is looking for writers to write passages to be used in statewide assessment programs. The writing of passages for current project work will begin in March 2011 and continue through November 2011. Writers will work off-site and submit their completed work electronically. Writers will be given guidelines and specific assignments.

Job Requirements

· Strong writing skills
· Bachelor’s degree or higher
·Experience developing passages and/or curriculum materials is desired (elementary through high school grade levels)
·Experience writing for magazines or other publications desired
·Strong analytical/thinking skills
·Detail oriented
·Ability to follow detailed instructions and guidelines
·Ability to fact-check and document content of submitted work
·Ability to maintain confidentiality and security of all testing materials
·Ability to communicate via email
·Open to feedback and review
·Must be US citizen or authorized to work (visa sponsorship not available)

Application Process

We invite you to Apply for this Position.

Human Resources
730 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

WestEd is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Positions are open until filled.

In your letter of interest, please indicate your preference for writing fiction or non-fiction and grade-level preference.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Education Related Leads for Friday March 11, 2011

Here are some leads for today:
Also, if you go to and then under "Organization" pull down menu select "McGraw Hill Education," you will find many jobs available across the country in curriculum writing and editing. (Most of the jobs are located at offices in New York, Chicago, or Columbus, Ohio.)

Good luck,

Education-Related Leads for Thursday, March 10, 2011

Here are the leads for today:

AMA is seeking a temporary instructional designer

American Management Association is recruiting a temporary instructional designer for a 6-month engagement to review and create classroom and live online programs. Location: NYC

Information/Resume Submission:

Best of luck!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Pharmacy writing

Hi colleague who posted for the TeXES gig has another opportunity...see below and NOTE the e-mail to send resumes to (not to me). Thx. Michele

Educational publishing company seeks practicing pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and/or pharmacy technician instructors to assist in creating unique content for new website dedicated to pharmacy technician education. Article writing is one type of contribution needed; participating in Skype video interviews is another (depending on knowledge of using Skype and availability of webcam). Please send resume to