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English Test Writer

MasteryPrep Baton Rouge, LA

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

MasteryPrep is an education services company that specializes in college-entrance exam preparation for students who struggle with tests. It is a fast-growing organization and one of the leading providers of ACT, SAT, TSIA2, and End of Course preparation serving hundreds of thousands of students in districts across the country.

The company is expanding its line of STAAR products for the 2021-2022 school year and is looking for talented writers to generate authentic STAAR test items for a digital suite of practice materials. If you are interested in writing for an education company that primarily serves under-resourced schools and districts and/or you are seeking freelance work that pays well, consider joining MasteryPrep!


  • Author authentic, premium-quality English I and II questions and passages that meet the specifications for the STAAR English examinations.
  • Write accurate and concise explanations for a variety of English I and II questions
  • Communicate regularly with an editor in regard to deadlines, feedback, and transparency on work progress.
  • Produce revisions on all work as necessary prior to the completion of an assignment.
  • Attend paid training to meet the quality expectations for all writing assignments.


  • Excellent writing skills -- ability to produce passages, questions, and answer explanations according to strict specifications.
  • Track record of exemplary written work. Preference will be given to candidates who can provide examples of past item writing experience (passages and questions) for standardaized tests (ACT, SAT, GRE, etc). In lieu of such experience, provide examples of original work most similar in style to any of the English, Reading, or Writing and Language passage types included in these example tests:
  • Able to analyze released test items to determine the standard alignment and assessed skills.
  • Strong ELA content knowledge.
  • Able to follow deadlines and produce quality work with a prompt turnaround, typically within 5 days.
  • Familiarity using and access to the following: a stable internet connection, Microsoft Word, Gmail, Dropbox, compatibility with Zoom video conferencing and Slack messaging.
  • Test-prep experience, high standardized tests scores, familiarity with TEKS, and an education background are prioritized.


All contractors will be paid by assignment and only on completion. Most assignments will range between $200 and $300 for the completion of an entire passage and accompanying questions, dependent on the complexity of the assignment. Smaller assignments will pay less and will be determined at the time of the assignment.

Please include a cover letter and writing sample(s) with your resume submission.



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