The American Dental Association is dedicated to promoting the public's health through its initiatives in research, education, advocacy, public awareness and the development of standards.
This position has primary responsibility for the test production and test publication activities essential to testing programs implemented by the Department of Testing Services (DTS). Responsibilities include: edit and format test questions in accordance with volunteer input and in alignment with department and governing body item development guidelines; maintain the item bank and corresponding stimulus materials (e.g. clinical images, radiographs, 3D models, photographs, drawings); create test forms and confirm functionality; provide deliverables to testing vendors for test publishing and adhere to test publishing schedules; develop, maintain, and implement standard procedures and pursue quality assurance measures to ensure high-quality testing programs.
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 3 years of work experience which includes working on projects independently in a fast-paced environment.
Strong experience in writing and editing.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment, balance multiple projects, coordinate test development, and test publishing activities with Psychometrics and Test Administration units, and plan and prioritize.
Must be attentive to detail and the ability to balance multiple projects.
Excellent oral/written communication, presentation, problem-solving, analytical and organizational skills.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
Highly Desirable Skills:
Prior experience working with item banking software or databases.
Knowledge of basic understanding of item performance statistics.
Building and constructing tests, especially national high-stakes examinations.
Test publishing with computer-based testing vendors.
Experience designing, conducting, and implementing quality assurance procedures.
Knowledge of dentistry and graphics/imaging software.