Join the growing number of educators at the elementary, secondary, and college levels nationwide who are item (question) writers for ACT.
The first step is to fill out an Item Writer Questionnaire, which asks about your educational background, teaching experience, and areas of specialization. You can either fill it out online via a secure server, download a printable copy, or ask to have a paper copy mailed to you.
(Note: If you have filled out a Consultant Questionnaire, do not also complete an Item Writer Questionnaire. You will be considered for both types of work should you qualify.)
Shortly after receiving your completed questionnaire, we will send you a letter of acknowledgment. At that time, we will also ask for a printed copy of your résumé or vitae if you haven't already submitted it (no electronic versions, please).
When the need arises, we will contact you about submitting a sample of your work. You will receive a guide for developing good test materials, specific directions for submitting a work sample, current payment rates, and a return postcard for you to indicate your availability.
ACT staff members will evaluate your work sample and return it with comments and suggestions. If your work sample is approved, you will be offered a contract to develop test materials. We will again offer you suggestions and directions, as necessary, to guide you through the process of preparing these test materials. Upon their approval, you will receive payment along with our thanks for your work.
If you choose to mail us your completed Item Writer Questionnaire, please send it to: