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Certified Project Manager

Langhorne, Pennsylvania, 19047, United States
March 17, 2011

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Colin P. McBride

*** ******* **. *** *** Langhorne, PA 19047 (215) ***-****


EDUCATION: Master’s Degree in Political Science

East Stroudsburg University

East Stroudsburg, PA

GPA 3.8 (August 2004)

Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science

Shippensburg University

Shippensburg, PA

GPA 3.5 (May 2001)

JOB EXPERIENCE: McFrank & Williams (Contract)

New York, NY

Test Developer (Consultant) (January 2010 – September 2010)

Development of Career Assessment Tests for Public Use

Assessment Systems Corporation (Contract)

St. Paul, MN

Test Developer (Consultant) (September 2009 – January 2010)

Creation and editing of graphical and figural reasoning test

questions for governmental clients for the assessment of

general skills.


Lawrenceville, NJ

Test Developer (April 2006-July 2009)

Creation and editing of questions for a wide variety of clients in the fields of Finance, Information Technology, Academia, Medicine.

Training subject matter experts in the creation, editing and review of test questions

Scoring submitted questions in the field of Architecture

Facilitating test development meetings at all stages of the test development process, including item writing, review, PIN calls, statistical review and standard setting

Creation of reports detailing results of meetings

Intensive work in multiple item banking software programs

Experience in Job Analysis, including the use of online and Paper and Pencil surveys to create test specifications for certification tests

Work with clients such as the American Veterinary Medical association, Internal Revenue Service, American Health Information Management Association, Cognos, International Council of Shopping Centers, Green Building Certification Institute, National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners, National Certification board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, The Alexander Graham Bell Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Sun Microsystems, and others.

Educational Testing Service

Princeton, NJ

Assessment Developer (Consultant) (January 2005-November


Created and edited questions for the AP (US and Comparative Government, US and World History, Psychology), GRE (Psychology), CLEP (History), and MFT (Social Sciences), SAT (US History), and PRAXIS (Early Childhood, Principles of Learning and Teaching, Audiology and Speech Pathology)

Edited documents and presentations for publication according to defined styles

Attended meetings of AP boards

Created Grading Rubrics for AP exams

Trained prospective Item Writers in ETS format and style

Completed extensive training in Test Creation System, Test Assembly System and other forms of item creation and review.

Acted as a liaison between the College Board and Educators

Performed layout and proofread tests for national release

Various research related projects

Attended the 2005 reading/scoring of AP Comparative Government tests

DeSales University

Allentown, PA

Adjunct Professor in Political Science (September 2004 –

December 2004)

Taught undergraduate level classes

Developed and implemented syllabi

Created multiple assessment tools

Designed rubrics to define students’ range of performance

Contributed to departmental meeting

Lehigh Carbon Community College

Allentown, PA

Adjunct Professor in Political Science (January 2004 – August


Taught undergraduate level classes

Developed and implemented syllabi

Created multiple assessment tools

Designed rubrics to define students’ range of performance

Contributed to departmental meetings

CERTIFICATIONS: CompTIA Project+ certification (number available upon request)

-Microsoft Project Plus training

TECHNICIAL SKILLS: Use of several computer platforms, including Windows 95/98/XP/NT/2000 and Macintosh

Extensive use of all aspects of Microsoft Office

Extensive use of Web conference Software, including WebEx.

Extensive training in Lotus Notes

Training in Internet Research, including research database searching such as Lexis-Nexis, Xrefer and EBSCOhost.

Training in HTML and webpage design.

Special training in statistical applications such as Excel, StatPlus and Statistical Package for the Social Sciences.

Computer Science, honors level, including basic programming and computer theory.

SALARY REQUIREMENT: $45,000-$55,000/yr


Rudolph. E. Milian Director, Professional Development Services (626) ***-****

International Council of Shopping Centers

Linda Montgomery Former Head of Test Development CE (609) ***-****


Jeanne Douglas Storage Networking Industry Association (508) ***-****

Education Program Manager

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