Kym Cravey

  • Biology Assessment Specialist
  • Boerne, TX, United States
  • Jun 13, 2017
Full time Education Other

Personal Summary

Detail-oriented, multifaceted, and goal-driven individual with over 10 years of progressive experience in design, development, and evaluation of assessment instruments focusing on biology and life science. Performance-focused leader, known for accomplishing tasks within the set deadline and expectations while ensuring adherence with established standards. Knowledgeable of all test creation procedures. Armed with excellent oral and written communication skills, along with interpersonal, critical-thinking, and problem-solving aptitudes. Effective at collaborating and establishing positive working relationship with all levels of individuals to achieve main objective. Technically proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and OneNote.

Work Experience

Assessment Specialist III
Jan 2005 - EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE

- Maintained active involvement in all facets of test development procedures while displaying strong capability in performing all phases of test creation processes.
- Served as assessment lead; thus in charge of monitoring performance of other specialists on state assessments as well as recruiting, training, and assigning of work responsibilities.
- Consistently ensured that new development processes achieved customer’s requirements by performing senior reviews on biology and life science items.
- Took charge of drafting and evaluating biology assessments for all grade levels, constructing and developing test items, and facilitating content review discussions on various state projects.
- Developed test forms based on state curriculum and standards.
- Facilitated teacher item review for content, bias, and sensitivity as well as instructed, directed, and reviewed the work of other assessment professionals.
- Functioned as content lead for large-scale state assessment projects; responsibilities include administering projects which involve overseeing of major special development projects and monitoring of progress and item development plans.
- Collaborated with Graphics, Project Managers, Editorial, and Psychometrics departments to guarantee validity and accuracy of item and test development.
- Developed items and review forms for teacher certification test for Texas and Praxis agriculture.
- Facilitated item writer trainings and workshops for various programs
- Efficiently served as resource person for on item-scoring issues and staff development which include training other assessment specialist.
- Handled the negotiation with content groups and interfaced regarding program issues.
- Demonstrated expertise in the preparation of blueprints and item types.
- Served as assessment presenter at the University of Texas and Schreiner University.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, Minor in Biology
Jan 1986 - Jan 1990 Texas State University