Assessment Quality Specialist

Rockville, MD
Apr 11, 2019
Apr 11, 2019
Accountant, Finance
Full Time
Job Summary/Company:

This position exists to provide quality assurance services to maintain a high standard of quality for examinations published for the organization. This position will be responsible for conducting quality assurance and verification of exam files (and other documentation produced by the department as needed), identifying and communicating defects, and maintaining a continuous quality improvement philosophy within the exam development/publishing process.

  • Review exams (scoring and item content) for consistency with source files following quality control procedures;
  • Run full end-to-end quality checks on exam files and exam forms;
  • Document and escalate deviations between exam files and source files;
  • Document quality control systems and procedures;
  • Create and update test checklists and scenarios used in the exam quality control processes;
  • Analyze and make recommendations to improve exam development, publishing and QA processes;
  • Build surveys needed by the Testing Department and others in the Assessment Division;
  • Track testing incidents, appeals and responses according to procedures;
  • Assist with proofreading of item content and other testing documentation against grammatical conventions and style guidelines;
  • Assist the Assessment Quality Manager in assembling exam files utilizing test construction software;
  • Follow and maintain relevant procedures related to QC and form building.
  • Ensure Documentation of compliance is up-to-date and accessible; and
  • Maintain and follow ANSI processes/procedures as required for organizational accreditation.

Qualifications/Background Profile:
  • Great attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to determine and prioritize work tasks to best support organizational goals
  • Proficiency using computers in a MS office environment
  • Well-developed analytical skills
  • Excellent command of English grammar
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to maintain positive attitude under stressful conditions
  • Collaboration and communications skills essential
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interact effectively, efficiently, and professionally with individuals at all levels of the organization


  • Bachelor's Degree, Certification or equivalent in a related field; and
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a similar function in an office environment.

Qualified candidates should send their resume AND call Sparks Group for additional details. Please note, resume must include a valid email address in order to be considered. We look forward to discussing your background, your current job search, and your potential career path with Sparks Group!

Sparks Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy, citizenship, family status, genetic information, disability, or protect veteran status.

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