Assessment Writer, Digital Literacy Game and Curriculum

Classroom Inc. - Remote - Part time


Classroom, Inc. seeks one to two assessment writers that are highly experienced in producing content for interactive reading programs. This experience involves creating differentiated in-game assessments, which include leveled passages, digital assessment items and writing prompts. The Writer will create up to 12 episodes which will encompass the following:

- 36 nonfiction passages of varying lengths, up to the equivalent of two-and-a-half manuscript pages (Grade and Lexile bands will be assigned by Classroom, Inc.)

- 12 Writing Prompts (QuickWrites) based on each nonfiction passage

- 36 Assessments (3 per week): each assessment is divided into support, moderate, advanced levels and each assessment contains 5-10 assessment items

- Identify tier 2 and tier 3 glossary words and other difficult terminology from the assessments and nonfiction passages

- Create 2-5 lines of dialogue for characters that appear in the assessment module (Characters help to set up, introduce, and navigate the students through the text and assessment items)

- Participate in 1-2 editing rounds with the Senior Literacy Assessment Specialist

Assessment Writer will:

- Participate in on-boarding in which writer’s guidelines and all assessment assignments will be reviewed

- Closely collaborate on a weekly basis with Senior Literacy Assessment Specialist to review and edit assessments to meet program criteria

Qualifications

- Passion for Classroom, Inc.’s mission;

- Bachelor of Arts degree in Education, English, or relevant area of study (Master’s degree, preferred);

- 3-5 years of experience developing literacy/ELA based assessment items, nonfiction leveled texts, and writing prompts for Grades 5-8;

- A deep understanding of Common Core Reading Standards, particularly anchor standards across K-8

- A strong understanding of writing within Lexile ranges, and an experience checking readability of a text using Lexile Analyzer;

- High level of comfort working collaboratively and receiving feedback;

- Ability to manage tight turnaround delivery expectations and meet deadlines;

- Excellent multi-tasking, prioritization, and problem-solving skills; 

- Dependable and clear communicator

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Experience Level

1 to 10 years

Classroom Inc.

Classroom, Inc. is a nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to close the academic achievement gap by using technology and the world of work to engage, teach, inspire, and empower high poverty middle and high school students. For 25 years, we’ve created digital learning games that make authentic connections between school, college, and career using a blended learning model. Students take on decision-making roles as professionals in a simulated workplace while improving reading, writing, 21st century skills, confidence, and engagement. Classroom also provide educators across the country with professional development to effectively integrate our tools and leverage data driven instructional strategies. Our research-based learning games and curriculum are successfully used in ELA classrooms, after-school, and summer school environments.

In the summer of 2014, Classroom, Inc. launched Read to Lead, a suite of digital learning games that include After the Storm and Community in Crisis. We are about to begin production of our third game and curriculum focused on health and wellness. In these games, students become the boss, must manage their staff, and solve realistic workplace problems while working through embedded assessments that provide teachers with formative student data. All assessed texts are nonfiction and designed to help students achieve proficiency in three Common Core Anchor Standards in Reading.

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