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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Opportunity for Social Studies Content Specialists

The GED® Testing Service is seeking content experts in the academic area of Social Studies to participate in extended response rangefinding.

We are inviting experts in Social Studies Education to participate in the second of four rangefinding meetings. Reviewers may participate in up to four rangefinding meetings per year, and most meetings will last 3-5 days.
Rangefinding is a process through which content-area experts examine test-takers’ work to determine how well the responses fulfill the criteria of the scoring rubric. In this way, we are able to establish a range of responses that can be used to train the scorers of our extended response (essay-type) items.
• Content experts will be secondary-level teachers of Science or Social Studies, and/or graduate students in Secondary Education programs with a focus on one of these two content areas
• Qualified reviewers will have a bachelor’s degree or higher in their content area or related educational field.
• Recent classroom teaching experience and familiarity with Common Core State Standards or other career- and college-readiness content standards is strongly preferred.

Qualified individuals may apply to participate by submitting a resume and letter of interest to Bridget Olson, Social Studies Content Specialist. Email address:
Second GED Rangefinding Dates: Monday, November 12 – Friday, November 16, 2012
Travel Day: Sunday, November 11
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Reviewers will be paid at a rate of $400 per day. In addition, airfare, lodging, meals, and travel expenses will be covered. Upon confirmation of participation, we will provide meeting logistics and instructions for booking travel.
Important Background Information:
The movement toward more rigorous national standards for high school education and the changing national conversation on what is needed to be career-and college-ready has a direct impact on the GED® test. The GED® testing program is being reinvented in order to align with this new direction.
While national career- and college-readiness standards serve as the benchmarks for the GED® content frameworks, we have specifically identified assessment targets that are most relevant to and predictive of success in a variety of career and post-secondary pathways, especially considering the wide range of adult learners who comprise the GED® test-taking population. The Social Studies assessment must focus on core competencies that strongly predict career- and college- readiness. Additionally, the items aligned with the new GED® assessment targets must represent a full breadth of social studies content. They will be designed to measure a continuum of ability levels commensurate with those demonstrated by students exiting a traditional high school course of study as well as those entering post-secondary coursework or job training programs.

GED® Testing Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D, and a member of E-Verify.

1 comment:

Lizzie said...

Oh wow. What a gig!