LRN Test Development (LRN Item Writers)
Item writers are initially expected to have sufficient background in test writing or materials development and CEFR so that they can produce quality items/questions that rflect the relevant CEFR levels. All item writers are trained to LRN's standards proir to starting work, with monitoring procedures in place.
The requirements for item writers are:
|At least 5 years experience of teaching EFL or levelling in an EFL setting||Essential|
|DELTA qualified /MA in applied linguistics/English Language Testing||Essential|
|Knowledge and experience of item writing||Essential|
|Hove sound, working knowledge of the CEFR||Essential|
|Demonstrate strong attention to detail in relation to levels & skill sub sections in the CEFR||Essential|
|Be able to work to tight deadlines||Essential|
|Good knowledge of assessment and testing mechanisms (in linguistics)||Desirable|
|Knowledge of grade setting||Desirable|
|Work as part of a team & also independently||Desirable|
|Competent user of Microsoft word, excek and other applications||Desirable|
|Have good interpersonal skills||Essential|
|Continued commitment to CPD||Desirable|
Yearly monitoring takes place and a recoord is kept. During the monitoring session the following points are observed: punctuality, teamwork (if relevant), attention to detail, apperrance, responsiveness, flexibility, knowledge of regulations, basic knowledge of LRN. suggestions for improvement or ree-training are the offered if necessary. LRN item writers get regular feedback from LRN's co-coordinator related to their performance. All item writers undergo an annual performance review through LRN's appraisals process.