Wanted: Expert test-makers

The New York Times reports that as the demand for standardized testing increases, test makers grow rarer by the day. Federal requirements put in motion by NCLB have mandated a wider array of testing subjects for the nation’s school children. Because of the increase in tests administered, the number of individuals with the required math, science, psychological, and educational skills to both create the tests and analyze the results can’t keep up with the demand. This growing problem has sent states, big school districts, and testing companies into a hiring frenzy as the competition for such skills is growing more intense. Some testing companies are now offering salaries of up to $200,000 plus perks… (Note: This site requires free registration.)

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