Major Test Development Experience

  • Developed language proficiency tests for use by the National Language Service Corps.
  • Developed Spanish Language Arts assessments for the state of New Mexico.
  • Developed the Spanish version of the Modern Language Aptitude Test-Elementary (MLAT-ES).
  • Lead developer of a new type of speaking test-the Simulated Oral Proficiency Interview (SOPI); Obtained funding for, developed, and published the Portuguese Speaking Test, Hausa Speaking Test, Indonesian Speaking Test, Hebrew Speaking Test, Japanese Speaking Test, Spanish Speaking Test, French German Test, and German Speaking Test and ancillary rater training kits.
  • Developed Guam Educators Test of English Proficiency for Guam Department of Education.
  • Developed for the Texas Education Agency the Texas Oral Proficiency Test for certification of French, Spanish, and bilingual education teachers in Texas.
  • Developed the Spanish-English Verbatim Translation Exam for the selection of FBI translators.
  • Developed the Listening Summary Translation Exam for the selection of FBI language specialists in Spanish and Southern Min.
  • Developed the Preliminary Chinese Proficiency Test and the Polish Proficiency Test.
  • Program Test Development Coordinator for the Test of English as a Foreign Language.
  • Led the development of the TOEFL Test of Written English (TWE) at ETS.
  • Served as director of ETS’ Test of Spoken English. Developed the SPEAK kit.
  • Served as director of ETS’ Secondary Level English Proficiency Test.
  • Developed the Spanish as a Second Language Achievement Test for use in bilingual education programs in Colorado.
  • Member, Committee of Examiners for the National Teachers Examination: Spanish.
  • Developed departmental final exams for University of Colorado lower division Spanish program.