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Questar Assessment | Minneapolis, MN
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Job Description

Score a Meaningful Seasonal Job
Make a Positive Impact on Students

Join our team and use your knowledge and judgment to hand-score the assessments of K-12 students.

We will have projects available during our 2018 March-June Test Scoring Season

Full-time day and part-time evening hours available

Proof of four-year degree required

Hiring preference for future seasonal scoring opportunities

$13-$15 per hour, depending on experience/qualifications

Apply now!

For more information, to apply for a position, or to register for a recruiting event, go to scoringjobs.com.

If you register for a recruiting event, please plan to arrive promptly at the event's start time.

East Bloomington Scoring Center Recruiting Events

2051 Killebrew Drive

Bloomington, MN 55425

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at:

12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm

Thursday, February 15, 2018 at:

8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am and 11:00am

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at:

12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at:

8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am and 11:00am

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About Questar Assessment

Questar Educational Systems offers a management team that is one of the most experienced, most reputable in the industry. We are innovative in our approach, responsive to the particular needs of a project, and absolutely resolved to meet the needs of our clients. Ms. Terry Appleman, Questar's Director of Performance Assessment, has a well-rounded background in large-scale statewide assessment with more than 16 years of experience in this field. As a project manager, she has served as a key client and vendor liaison and has provided all services related to handscoring activities for a number of highly complex programs including South Carolina, Virginia, Arkansas, and Ohio alternate assessment. Her areas of expertise include alternate assessment and professional development. Ms. Appleman holds a degree in Education and was a third-grade teacher before she began her work in performance assessment. Mr. Mark Budde, Director of Operations, came to Questar in 2001 with more than 13 years of Operations experience. His areas of responsibility include the distribution and collection of materials, document control, material processing, scanning and editing operations, and warehousing. Mr. Budde has coordinated the distribution, collection, and processing for statewide assessment projects in Arkansas, Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Connecticut, and Georgia. Prior to joining Questar, he worked in operations at the director and manager levels in the gift and publishing industries, where his duties included overseeing purchasing and print buying, production and assembly, fulfillment and distribution, IT, and facilities. Ms. MaJeana Hallstrom, Questar's Vice President, has 25 years of experience in the educational testing industry; her focus has been on project management and implementation, publishing, operations, and marketing. Prior to coming to Questar, she was the Vice President of Marketing and Account Management for Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) where she directed a full-time staff of 40 who, collectively, managed extremely large and complex educational testing projects for numerous states including Louisiana, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, South Carolina, Florida, and North Carolina. In addition to 15 years of leadership at DRC, Ms. Hallstrom's hands-on experience includes four years of project management with Intran Corporation and NCS and several years in advertising and marketing. Mr. Greg Lindstrom, Questar's Information Systems Director, has 20 years of experience as an IS professional in several industries where he has been responsible for tasks including analysis, design, development, testing, project management, and department management. Mr. Lindstrom has worked in large-scale assessment since 1997. This experience includes not only his position at Questar, but also his several years as Director of Information Systems for Data Recognition Corporation. There he managed a full-time staff of 34 IT/IS professionals who developed large-scale assessment information systems for the states of Arkansas, California, Alabama, Minnesota, Virginia, Louisiana, South Carolina, Kentucky, and others. Dr. Valerie Link, Director of Research and Development, is Questar's chief psychometrician. She has a Ph.D. in Measurement and Statistics, an M.S. in Instructional Systems Design, and a B.S. in Psychology from Florida State University. At Questar, she is responsible for research and development leadership and support including test design and development, item analysis, test reliability and validity, standard setting, special studies, and psychometric consultation with various client technical advisory committees. Dr. Link has 19 years of experience as a measurement statistician and a record of sound psychometric design and implementation for state- and large district-level K-12 achievement tests. In previous positions with CTB/McGraw-Hill, she served as a Research Scientist and Research Manager. Dr. Link's large-scale assessment experience includes work for more than 15 high-stakes graduation and low-stakes achievement tests for state programs including Alaska, California, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Wisconsin, and Vermont. Dr. Patricia Olson, Director, Planning and Assessments, holds a Ph.D. in Educational Measurement from the University of Florida. She has over 15 years of experience in high-level management of large-scale assessment projects and school accountability programs. At Questar, Dr. Olson is an integral part of the management team, directing major assessment programs, consulting with state clients, and pursuing educational assessment business opportunities. Her background includes planning, designing and developing innovative testing programs, implementing psychometric services, and delivering products and services to clients. Dr. Olson previously served as Assistant Commissioner for the State of Minnesota, responsible for statewide assessment and compliance with federal programs, including No Child Left Behind. She began her career working as a classroom teacher for 14 years, then as an adjunct professor instructing graduate-level courses. In addition to her experience as an educator, she has authored several educational publications, presented at the American Educational Research Association conference, and has worked in private industry at several testing companies in psychometrics and state assessment. Ms. Susan Trent, Vice President of Performance Assessment Services, has held managerial positions in large-scale assessment for more than 22 years. She has led large handscoring efforts for many states including South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Arkansas, Kentucky, and New Jersey. She has overseen the work of multiple scoring facilities, a full-time staff of 20 and a temporary staff that grew, in peak periods, to over 1000 readers and support staff. Ms. Trent has considerable expertise in alternate assessment; professional development; the development of writing prompts, scoring rubrics, and reader quality-control reports; and handscoring procedural design. Prior to joining Questar, Ms. Trent worked with DRC, Measurement Incorporated, and the Maryland Department of Education. Dr. Timothy Vansickle, Questar's Director of Educational Policy Analysis and Research, is a highly skilled and experienced assessment professional who holds a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in Research, Measurement, and Statistics and Human Learning. He has extensive experience in both high-stakes educational assessment and selection and progression testing. Prior to joining Questar, he led many assessment initiatives, groups, and programs-most recently as the leader of the USED Standards Assessment and Accountability team and the Director of Assessment for the State of Minnesota. He has published, presented, lectured, and consulted on comparability of mode of administration, growth models, reliability, validity, computer-based testing, standard setting, and other topics in educational measurement. Dr. Vansickle supports Questar's customers by applying his expertise through a system-wide approach to help them achieve success through improved assessment, instruction, and learning outcomes of their student populations. In addition to its management team, Questar has key project managers, systems analysts, and IS/IT staff with many years of experience in large-scale assessment.