Vantage Learning

Test Developer - ELA

Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Work Type: Full Time

Vantage Learning < www.vantagelearning.com > is a leading provider of sophisticated knowledge solutions to the K-12 education market.  Integrating patented AI and linguistic tools, Vantage Learning offers world-class products and services, including the award-winning MY Access!® writing instruction solution. Vantage Content & Assessment Services is a shared resource dedicated primarily to K–12, higher learning, professional development, and certification/promotional testing, writing, learning, remediation, and quantitative initiatives.


We are actively seeking an experienced professional to join our team as an ELA Test Developer/Editor.  Based out of our Langhorne, PA office and under the direction of the VP of Operations, this individual will be responsible for developing content, writing reports, managing projects, and providing editorial feedback on documentation.



Job Duties:

Reporting to the VP of Operations, the Item Writer/Editor is responsible for performing functions including editing, quality control review, and creation and adherence to style guides and review criteria.

  • Write and review ELA test items; evaluate item acceptability after pilot testing
  • Create police & fire standards-based multiple choice items
  • Assist in all aspects of item and test review including content editing both online and paper format
  • Produce items, align items, create images and support other production activities as needed
  • Respond to client and /or student inquiries regarding test items or tests
  • Promote proper test development procedures
  • Reference items to textbooks
  • Manage and maintain all style guides and review criteria
  • Maintain language and context that is level appropriate
  • Attend meetings for projects and assignments that have a content management or editorial role in order to fully understand the scope of work
  • Set editorial timelines for review assignments and ensure that deadlines are met without compromising quality
  • Maintain product/client specific stylistic guidelines and review criteria, and manages the review process through sign off
  • Understand project scopes to best tailor activities to meet timelines/deadlines
  • Work directly with other departments as needed to complete tasks thoroughly and on time
  • Analyze processes and procedures to suggest innovative approaches for increased efficiency
  • Ensure that all completed work is accurate and of the highest quality
  • Submits weekly reports including summary, status, and risks
  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications/Skills: 


  • BA/BS in English or Journalism
  • Attention to detail
  • Commitment to quality
  • Editorial accuracy
  • Demonstrated mastery of English rules of grammar
  • Familiarity with style guides; Chicago Manual of Style recommended
  • Reliability
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products

Ability to work independently or as part of a team with a deadline-driven approach

  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to multitask effectively
  • Strong research and technical skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems using available resources
  • Desire to take accountability of projects and quality


Nice to Have

  • Experience in holistic scoring to a defined rubric
  • Previous teaching experience or item writing experience is heavily preferred
  • Knowledge of item statistics to evaluation of items and assembly of tests



Vantage is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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