Khan Academy and the College Board recently announced an unprecedented partnership (https://www.khanacademy.org/sat) to provide free, world-class SAT prep for all students. The goal of the partnership is to level the playing field by helping students of all backgrounds prepare for success on the SAT, in college, and beyond.

As part of this effort, we’re seeking talented question writers who can identify passages and write reading comprehension questions that help students prepare for the Redesigned SAT Reading test (https://www.collegeboard.org/delivering-opportunity/sat/redesign).

*This is a 20-40 hour per week remote contract position for 3-6 months.*

 

YOU NEED

  • Deep experience teaching and/or assessing reading comprehension
  • Great intuition for how students like to learn and insight into common misconceptions
  • Excellent writing and time-management skills
  • Computer skills (e.g., familiarity with Google docs) and a willingness to learn how to use new tools
  • A passion for education and a desire to change the world
  • At least 20 hours per week to commit to this project throughout the fall of 2014 (work will be done remotely)

 
TO APPLY

  • Tell us a bit about you. In particular, let us know why you’re interested in this project AND share any experience you have sourcing passages and/or writing reading comprehension questions (for standardized tests or otherwise), teaching reading comprehension, working with the Common Core State Standards, and/or using Khan Academy.
  • Complete the task described below.

 
Task:

  • The Redesigned SAT Reading test includes U.S. and World Literature, History/Social Studies, and Science passages, which will be accompanied by reading comprehension questions addressing a range of content dimensions (see pages 46-47 and Appendix B here: https://www.collegeboard.org/sites/default/files/test_specifications_for_the_redesigned_sat_na3.pdf#page=48).
  • Identify 1 passage that you think could appear on the SAT based on the criteria listed in the test specs, and briefly describe why the passage meets these criteria.
  • Write at least 5 original multiple-choice reading comprehension questions to accompany the passage, and indicate which content dimension each of your questions addresses. Each question should address a different dimension. For each question, briefly explain why each answer option is correct or incorrect.

 

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