All participants will be trained on how to use the framework for reviewing items, or how to use templates to write clusters. Participants will be given multiple opportunities to ask questions.
Educators will practice on writing/reviewing several items with a group of other writers/reviewers before being provided with a set of items to review individually.
Works with your Schedule
After training is completed, writers and reviewers will work asynchronously to complete their assignment in a given timeframe.
A Collaborative Approach
New Meridian staff will provide feedback and review findings through scheduled follow-up meetings with teams of writers/reviewers.
Your participation helps New Meridian ensure the right material is tested in ways that represent what’s most important – that assessment be a support to, and reflection of the deeper thinking and instruction happening in the classroom.
- Workshop. All item reviewer participants are expected to participate in one virtual workshop via video conference. For item writing, the workshop may consist of one week of on-site training, or multiple virtual sessions over the course of several weeks. Once qualified as an item writer or reviewer, you will be asked to participate in yearly re-calibration to extend your understanding of item development and implementation.
- Writing Process. The writing process may take place in person over the course of a week, or it may occur via video conferences that are conducted over the course of several weeks. Following successful completion of the first wave of item development, there may be ongoing opportunities to participate in future item development.
- Review Process. The review process includes the initial virtual training workshop, asynchronous work, and a virtual adjudication meeting via video conference. Following successful completion of the first wave of item review, there may be ongoing opportunities to participate in future item reviews.
- Compensation. After completing the workshop, all meetings, and the assignment, you will be provided a stipend.
To sign-up to participate, or for more information, please click on the link to complete the Science Educator Cadre Questionnaire. New Meridian will contact you with next steps about your participation in the New Meridian Science Educator Cadre.