The Kirkland Group is searching for highly qualified, freelance item writers to develop test items for customized assessment programs, alternate assessments, performance tasks, and formative item banks that cover all grades K-12. Freelance item writers work off-site and are usually paid on a per-item basis.
Freelance item writers write multiple-choice, open response, short answer, performance tasks, and technology-enhanced educational assessment items to specific curricula frameworks according to the Mississippi College and Career Readiness Standards . Freelancers are sent a copy of the item writing standards, directions, sample items, and other reference materials, and are expected to type their items–but any graphics may be submitted as roughs (sketches or photocopies). Items submitted to The Kirkland Group must be original and must not be submitted elsewhere or used on other classroom tests.