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Pearson Senior Assessment Specialist - English Language Arts in Boston, Massachusetts

Pearson Senior Assessment Specialists use their subject matter expertise to thoughtfully engage students in real-world assessment of content.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and review English language arts test items and stimuli, including multiple-choice, technology-enhanced, extended response, and performance-based tasks across multiple grade levels for large-scale assessment

  • Generate and implement asset specifications, item development plans, test blueprints, test designs, and other ancillary documents

  • Develop items and assessments based on accessibility considerations

  • Select, assign, manage, and train item writers and educators to develop items based on standards, cognitive complexity, and item development best practices

  • Facilitate and support customer meetings and provide content and assessment expertise

  • Facilitate committee/client meetings related to asset and data review, test construction, and review of composed test forms

  • Participate in committee/client meetings related to achievement-level descriptors, standard-setting, and technical advisory committees

  • Convey assessment information to customers (e.g., review and judge assets, asset quality, content standards, content limits, and constructed tests in order to achieve assessment goals)

  • Contribute to proposal solutions through drafting test designs and authoring text

  • Lead teams of Assessment Specialists in the design and implementation of high-stakes assessment programs

  • Work closely with test development managers, other content developers, psychometricians, and other Pearson groups

  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Some travel required

As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Pearson provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $70,000 - $75,000. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, and information on benefits offered is here.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in English, English literature, education, or equivalent field required

  • At least five years' experience as an elementary or secondary teacher in ELA or reading required

  • At least three years of experience in large-scale educational measurement required

  • Professional knowledge of ELA education and assessment trends required

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills required

  • Experience leading assessment programs strongly preferred

  • General knowledge of all phases of the development, processing, scoring, and reporting of large-scale assessments required

  • Skill in identifying problems and providing solutions to a variety of audiences required

  • Excellent planning, organizational, and problem-solving skills and ability to coordinate multiple activities and adapt to unexpected events required

  • Skill in evaluating and providing input on project schedules and process documents required

  • Broad knowledge of common software programs, strong technology skills, and the confidence necessary to work with unfamiliar programs required

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at pearsonplc.com.

Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.  

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here:  http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html 

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.

Job: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 6247

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