I was hired as an item writer for a new edition of the Oxford Online Proficiency Test, a comprehensive English language placement test, covering grammar, reading, and listening items.
Over the course of several sessions, I wrote grammar, listening, and reading sections of the test for levels C1 and B2.
As a member of the Test Development Committee, I worked with Second Language Testing Institute and the ELS Language Centers to develop and edit items for end-of-level proficiency exams.
ELS is an intensive academic English language program with month-long sessions. At the end of each, students are given a final exam on the unit just studied. My role was to write vocabulary and grammar items matched to the content of each session, strictly correlated to the syllabus and textbook of each level.
Skills: Test item writing, including multiple-choice grammar and vocabulary questions, listening scripts, and reading texts.