Temporary Math Item Writer

The Achievement Network - Remote - Full time

 Temporary Math Item Writer

Location: Flexible within the United States

Position is available: Immediately


Every student deserves opportunities in life, and every educator committed to providing those opportunities deserves support. Those beliefs drive us to work alongside schools to support great teaching so that we can work towards guaranteeing that all students are receiving high quality instruction. We partner with over 900 schools - both district and charter - in underserved communities around the country, thus impacting more than 330,000 students. Third-party evaluations confirm that when schools have the right basic conditions in place and partner with ANet, they achieve 6-8 months of additional learning over a two-year period compared to schools not partnering with ANet.

At ANet we are committed to living out our core values, both across our organization and with our partners. We acknowledge that systemic inequities impact student access to opportunities and that in order to ensure educational equity for all students, we must center on the experiences of those from marginalized communities to guide our work. We work to deepen our understanding of how race, class, power and privilege influence the education system as well as influence our own perspectives. To do so, we provide ongoing learning opportunities through org-wide professional development, affinity groups, working groups, and resource sharing.


We are seeking a temporary Math Item Writer to assist with the development of assessment content that will be administered across ANet partners in grades K–12. In this role, you will develop assessment item sets with appropriate grade level rigor, alignment to Common Core and other state standards, item level clarity, mechanics, and formatting. Writing assignments are typically presented as needed with an expectation of a one to two-week turnaround for each assignment. The volume of work for this virtual, project-based position varies throughout the year and depends on the needs of the team. Initially, we anticipate a need for the Math Item Writer to create 20+ items over the next few months, which would require 5-10 hours per week. The Math Item Writer will report to the Managing Director of Math Assessment.

WHAT YOU'LL DOCreate assessment items

Write, review, revise and edit items aligned to Common Core or other state standards frameworks including traditional and innovative (e.g. technology-enhanced) item types

Respond to item construction feedback and edit/revise items accordingly

Support the development of supplementary materials for schools (e.g. analysis and scoring guides)

Work independently to complete development by the given deadlines; proactively report on progress and escalate inquiries to content team members as needed

Meet all interim and final due dates for assessment item creation


In order to be successful in this role, candidates must demonstrate the following:

You possess a deep understanding of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics across grade levels and are able to demonstrate how assessment items align to these standards.

You have knowledge of math assessment design principles, including item set design, item rigor, and clueing.

You anticipate common misconceptions that students may have that could be revealed through assessment and addressed through instruction.

You are able to internalize a variety of internal content design principles and processes related to the production of math assessments including working in online platforms and electronically receiving and submitting assignments.

You possess excellent proofreading skills, strong understanding of grammar and conventions, and close attention to detail.

You have the ability to meet deadlines while balancing shifting priorities.


Individuals who join ANet have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic, values driven, and team-oriented organization that is committed to having impact in schools by investing in each other and learning together. We were named as The NonProfit Times Best Nonprofits to Work For and work tirelessly to foster a working environment where the unique perspectives, backgrounds, and identities of our staff members are valued.

This is a temporary, remote position. Benefits include: a 401(k) plan (with 4% match), social security/Medicare and unemployment insurance.

The pay rate for this position is $47.36 per hour. In order to uphold our commitment to equity, ANet does not negotiate pay.


We are now accepting applications for this position, which will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit your application online.

ANet has implemented a Mandatory Vaccination Policy, which requires all staff to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or obtain an approval for exemption due to medical or religious reasons prior to commencement of employment unless applicable state or local law provides otherwise.

ANet is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds and gender identities to apply to our positions.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/5ZZbAKHYRXDV5CDynCpNo1


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The Achievement Network

ANet is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding educational equity for all students. We work alongside leadership teams to support teachers use of standards and data to achieve breakthrough results for students.
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