Pre-K thru Elementary, Middle/Junior High thru High School, Other
Arabic, ESL, Korean
ACTFL is seeking individuals to participate in the collection of materials for ACTFL’s Assessment of Performance towards Proficiency (AAPPL). The prompt selectors will work independently and collaboratively to find and submit materials for AAPPL assessment tasks using sound assessment principals and best practices in test development.
Required activities include:
Participating in an online training and webinar
Collecting content-related materials to use for item development
Working collaboratively with ACTFL staff and item writers to provide appropriate materials in various formats, topics, and target proficiency levels
Applying prompt selector guidelines provided by ACTFL
Using online authoring tools to create assessment tasks
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, & Experience:
World Language teaching experience in proficiency-oriented classroom environments
Familiarity with the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, ACTFL Performance Descriptors for Language Learners, NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements, and the communication modes of the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages.
Strong command of English and a second language (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, or Thai)
Ability to apply ACTFL guidelines and descriptors to the item development process to create appropriately leveled assessment tasks
Experience and comfort working in online environments
Knowledge in item writing or passage selection a plus, but not required.
Telework eligible. The consultant should be comfortable with web-based video conferencing. (ACTFL is headquartered in Alexandria, VA.)
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send an email of interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org and include curriculum vitae, and the name and email address for 3 professional references.
Please note in the subject line the following: Application for AAPPL Prompt Selector Consultant (Your Name). All documents should be saved with applicant’s name and document reference. For example: First_LastName_CV.
Review of applications will commence April 10, 2019.
All work performed by the Consultant for ACTFL is done so as an independent contractor and not as an agent or employee of ACTFL. Contractors are not employees and are not qualified or entitled to receive or participate in any employment benefits (pension/401(k) plans, health/other benefit plans, worker’s compensation insurance, unemployment benefits, etc.). Authorization to work in the United States of America without sponsorship is a requirement for this role. Possession of a student (H1B) visa is not sufficient for this role.
B.A. or equivalent degree in language education, applied linguistics, testing and assessment, world language or related field
ESL or World Language teaching experience in a language proficiency-oriented environment
Ability to work collaboratively, cooperatively and collegially in a results-oriented environment
Self-motivated, proactive and able to work well within tight schedules and with minimum supervision
Strong organization, planning and time management skills
Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills; ability to write effective copy, instructional text, audio scripts/video scripts
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a people-friendly attitude and an upbeat, positive demeanor
Comfort working and meeting in online setting
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 12,500 language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry.
Since its founding (in 1967), ACTFL has become synonymous with innovation, quality, and reliability in meeting the changing needs of language educators and their students. From the development of Proficiency Guidelines, to its leadership role in the creation of national standards, ACTFL focuses on issues that are critical to the growth of both the profession and the individual teacher.