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A pioneer in K–12 education, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and formative assessment.
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Assessment Item Writer - K-5 Science, Texas (Contractor) at Amplify (Remote)

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A pioneer in K-12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our captivating core and supplemental programs in ELA, math, and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Our formative assessment products turn data into practical instructional support to help students at every skill level build a strong foundation in early reading and math. Our programs provide teachers with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of all their students. Today, Amplify serves over eleven million students in all 50 states.
We are looking for a K-5 Assessment Item Writer (AIW) to join our K-5 science team. The AIW should have extensive experience writing (and teaching) K-5 science in Texas, a mastery of the TEKS, and a command of the STAAR assessment in Grade 5.
"Amplify's COVID-19 vaccination policy requires all staff to provide proof of vaccination for in-person meetings unless an approved exemption is provided. "
Primary Responsibility:
The AIW's primary responsibility is to use a set of K-5 science standards and a list of constraints (item types, word counts, necessary design elements, etc.) to write unique and illuminating assessment items for each standard.
Basic Qualifications:
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent experience
  • Mastery of TX science standards (TEKS)
  • Mastery of TX state science test (STAAR)
  • Experience writing STAAR-aligned assessment items

Preferred Qualifications:
  • K-5 science teaching experience
  • Experience working in education publishing or educational technology

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. To that end, we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.
Amplify is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.
This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds.
Amplify Education, Inc. is an E-Verify participant.
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Mental Health benefits, including access to therapists, is available through our Employee Assistance Program. We also offer employees the opporutunity to complete Mental Health First Aid training.
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All full time, part-time and temporary employees over the age of 21 are eligible to partiicpate in our Fidelity 401K and/or Roth 401K plan after 30 days of employment.
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Amplify provides 100% match on first 1% of employee contributions and 50% match on the next 5%, with an annual maximum employer match of $3,000.
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If an eligilbe employee is asked to relocate as part of their job, Amplify may reimburse them for reasonalbe expenses.
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