Pearson Assessment Specialist – Mathematics in Austin, Texas

Assessment Specialist – Mathematics


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  • Provide assessment expertise in item and test development planning and customer interactions

  • Facilitate various client committee meetings (content review, data review, etc.) and provide content expertise during those sessions

  • Interpret standards, test blueprints, and item development plans

  • Develop item and test specifications documents

  • Develop and provide training and feedback to item writers based on established standards, cognitive complexity, and best practices for item development

  • Select, assign, and manage subcontracted item and content development

  • Develop and review math test items and scoring materials, including selected response, technology enhanced, and constructed response items for various types of assessments

  • Work as a member of a team to develop, review, and revise ancillary materials

  • Classify test items according to pre-specified content dimensions and ensure the accuracy of item content coding, keying, and item validations

  • Provide source references and copyright research, if needed

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

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

  • Consult with the client as required, including participation in planning, status, review meetings, etc.

  • Some travel may be required

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, or equivalent education & experience required

  • At least 5 years experience as an elementary teacher with focus on mathematics is required

  • Some experience in mathematics assessment and/or publishing is preferred

  • Some project management experience, including the scheduling of large-scale projects as well as personnel management preferred.

  • Must have outstanding verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work closely with clients

  • Must be able to propose problems/solutions to a variety of audiences

  • Must have excellent planning, organizational, and problem solving skills, and ability to manage personal tasks within a project and schedule, and to adapt to unforeseen and unexpected requests or changes in priorities

  • Must have familiarity with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS-M)

  • Must have strong technology skills including working with Microsoft Excel, Adobe Pro, Microsoft Word; and confidence necessary to work with unfamiliar programs

  • General knowledge of test development including processing, scoring, and reporting of large-scale assessments is preferred

  • Experience working with technology enhanced items is preferred

  • Basic understanding of xml preferred

  • General knowledge of computer adaptive testing preferred


Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-IA-Iowa City

Other Locations US-TX-Austin, US-TX-San Antonio

Work Locations: US-IA-Iowa City-2510 North Dodge 2510 North Dodge Street Iowa City 52245

Job: Professional Development

Organization: Assessments School

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Apr 20, 2017