Testing and Evaluation Coordinator

Maryland, United States
01 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Classified Title: Testing & Evaluation Coordinator 
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/03/CF 
Starting Salary Range: $21.22 - $29.19 per hour
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt ​​​​​​​ 
Location: 02-MD:Mount Washington Campus 
Department name: 10000116-Research 
Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers

The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is a nonprofit dedicated to identifying and developing the talents of academically advanced K-12 students around the world. We provide today’s brightest students with fun, challenging courses; a community of engaged learners; and a strong foundation for future success in college and their careers. Want to join our team? We are looking for mission-driven problem-solvers who can thrive in CTY’s diverse, collaborative, fast-paced, and results-driven work environment. We value innovation, creativity, integrity, and a shared commitment to the bright young people we serve. In return, we offer employees the opportunity to be part of the Johns Hopkins community and to take advantage of our generous benefits package, which includes affordable health-care options and tuition assistance for employees and their families.

General Summary/Purpose:

Assist CTY’s Test Development department in managing and implementing administration procedures for tests owned by CTY. Assists the departments in cultivating client relationships; evaluating testing data; and assisting with test development.


Manage and implement procedures for administering tests owned by CTY

  • Train internal and external test administrators (proctors) on compliance of the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing.
  • Update CTY's training manual on testing policies and best practices.
  • Use Remark software and SPSS to accurately score and report test results.
  • Ensure the secure storage of testing material.
  • Oversee the processing of orders for testing materials with printing vendor in order to meet testing demands domestically and internationally.
  • Create and prepare training materials for test administrators (proctors) and other stakeholders.
  • Maintain calendar for proctor training, distributing testing material, and collecting testing material.
  • Maintain records and databases associated with student data.
  • Beta test new computer test forms.
  • Write or edit existing SPSS scoring programs as needed.

Cultivate client relationships

  • Communicate clearly with potential test takers concerning test format and standardization.
  • Consult with families regarding score interpretations and academic programming.
  • Advise school administrators on appropriate tests, score usage, and test administration practices.
  • Engage schools and school districts in order to update the status of testing license renewals.

Evaluate testing data

  • Prepare testing data for technical analyses and research.
  • Analyze and generate reports, including graphic visualizations, for psychometrician and other members of CTY Leadership.

Assist with test development

  • Collaborate with psychometrician and Director of Research to develop new test items and item formats for tests owned by CTY.
  • Proof test items, test forms, and answer keys.
  • Maintain item banking system.
  • Work with other departments within CTY to monitor issues associated with testing, scoring, and reporting. Additional tasks could include assisting the psychometrician with internal/external seminars, representing CTY at conferences, and proctoring/auditing tests.

Other Duties

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. 
  • Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in psychology or a related field is required. Prefer Bachelor's degree in psychology, but could be in other social science areas such as education, or statistics.
  • Experiences with teaching, designing tests, and proctoring tests are a plus.

Preferred Requirements: 

  • Project management experience is a plus
  • Experience in SPSS (statistical package)

Required Special Skills and Knowledge:

  • Proficient in Excel, SPSS, Microsoft Office suite, and familiar with Access.
  • Must have excellent writing, math, organizational and time management skills.
  • Must be detail-oriented, able to manage and prioritize several tasks at one time, and be willing to learn new skills.
  • Must exercise some independent judgment in handling testing issues such as failure to follow standardized testing procedures, appropriate selection of tests for schools, and screening licensing requests.

Physical Requirements for the Job:

  • Ability to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
  • Dexterity of hands to operate a computer keyboard, mouse pad and other office machinery
  • The incumbent will be required to communicate regularly via telephone and face to face with internal and external customers and must be able to exchange accurate and timely information in these settings
  • Position also requires a degree of mobility common to working in an office environment; bending, kneeling or standing during events and presentations may be required.

Additional Information:

  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the US.
  • All employees participating in or serving children in University programs must participate in mandatory Child Abuse Prevention online training on the appropriate conduct around children, protecting children from abuse and neglect, and reporting of known or suspected child abuse and neglect.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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