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Pearson Content Specialist - Social Studies (12 month Limited Term) in Olympia, Washington

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Note: This assignment has an expected duration of 12 months and is eligible for company benefits.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Develop items and stimuli aligned to specification documents and/or an item development plan that includes standard alignment, stimuli requirements, cognitive complexity/DOK, and difficulty level

  • Review, produce, and edit assets that adhere to the principles of clear and grammatically sound writing

  • Evaluate the alignment of assets to the appropriate standards

  • Evaluate content in a variety of documents, such as content standards, asset specifications, curriculum guides, scope and sequence, style guides, etc.

  • Understand and follow project schedules and process documents to deliver work products

  • Participate in and support customer meetings and provide content expertise

  • Support activities related to test construction and review of composed test forms

  • Contribute to training materials that support the design, development, and delivery of asset development training programs

  • Participate in and contribute to the training of asset developers

  • 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 $60,000 - $65,000. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, and information on benefits offered is here.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in education, content-specific area, or equivalent experience required

  • At least two years’ experience as an elementary or secondary teacher in the field of content-specific area required

  • Professional knowledge of content-specific area content and educational trends required

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills required

  • Some experience in large-scale educational measurement preferred

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

  • Ability to identify and communicate about problems with a variety of audiences required

  • Excellent planning, organizational, and problem-solving skills and the ability to work on multiple activities and adapt to unexpected events

  • Skill in basic software tools and technology and the confidence necessary to work with unfamiliar programs

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: 4321

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