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Test Developer

Law School Admission Council

Job category Other (non-academic) / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Requires strong reading, reasoning, and analytical skills (such disciplines include, but are not limited to, philosophy, theoretical linguistics, history, classics, and English
AOC Liberal Arts
Workload Full time
Vacancies 2
Organization's reference number LSAC0259
Location Newtown, Pennsylvania, United States
Job description

Test Developer

Job Code: LSAC0259
Type: Regular,
Location: Newtown, PA 18940


The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) is a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting quality, access, and equity in law and education worldwide by supporting individuals’ enrollment journeys and providing preeminent assessment, data, and technology services.

LSAC develops and administers the Law School Admission Tests (LSAT), the only standardized test accepted by all accredited law schools in the United States and Canada. LSAC has also been expanding into the international legal education market. The test helps law schools make sound admission decisions by providing a standard measure of the acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that are essential for students’ success in law school.

We offer a flexible work schedule, including opportunities to work remotely, as well as a generous benefits package which features:

  • Generous paid time off program
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their dependents
  • Significant employer contribution to retirement fund
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • LSAC employees with qualifying government student loans are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Position Summary:

We are looking for an individual to join our team of Test Developers at our headquarters in Newtown, PA. Test developers are test content specialists who are responsible for creating test items for the LSAT, assuring the quality of LSAT test items, and participating in various phases of test development work and test-related research projects.


  • Write, review, and revise questions that are designed to assess high level reading, critical thinking, and deductive reasoning skills
  • Ensure that LSAT questions are fair to all members of the diverse LSAT test taking population
  • May assist in the review and development of informational and test preparation materials and in research related to the LSAT
  • May assist in various projects pertinent to the development and administration of the LSAT


  • Minimum of an MA degree (PhD preferred) in a discipline requiring strong reading, reasoning, and analytical skills (such disciplines include, but are not limited to, philosophy, theoretical linguistics, history, classics, and English)
  • A broad background in the liberal arts
  • Training in logic
  • College level teaching experience is desirable
  • Experience writing, reviewing, and/or tutoring assessment test questions is a plus
  • Must possess a precise and fluent understanding of Standard Written English
  • Must possess strong analytical skills
  • Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Must have excellent organization skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in Spanish is a plus

Application Deadline: March 27, 2020

Salary: $75,000 per year (negotiable for candidates with significant relevant experience).

Additional Ways to Apply:

Postal Mail:

Matt Lutz, HR Section

Law School Admission Council


Newtown PA 18940

Fax: 215.504.3808

(Please send résumé and cover letter in Microsoft Word format.)

LSAC actively seeks to foster greater levels of diversity in our workforce and in our pipeline of future leaders. We are committed to attracting and retaining candidates who have a passion for their work and encourage all qualified individuals, including minorities, women, LGBTQ, and differently abled, to apply. LSAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://careers-lsac.icims.com/jobs/1093/test-deve...
Email to apply
Hard deadline March 27, 2020, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://careers-lsac.icims.com/jobs/1093/test-deve...
Contact name Matt Lutz
Contact email
Time created February 10, 2020, 4:14pm EST
Scheduled expiry date March 27, 2020, 11:59pm EST
Last updated February 10, 2020, 4:14pm EST
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