Pearson Content Developer in Bloomington, Minnesota

Content Developer


As the global leader in electronic testing, Pearson VUE ( the skills and knowledge of millions of individuals every year. Our customers’ high-stakes certification, licensure, admissions and othercredentialing exams help people advance in technology, government andprofessional careers, as well as attain educational growth. Pearson VUE offersproctored exams through the world's largest network of test centers inaddition to testing in online and unproctored environments.In addition to helping our clients develop, manage, deliverand grow their programs, we work diligently to ensure that their candidateshave a positive testing experience.

Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson, the world's leadinglearning company with global-reach and market-leading businesses. Pearson islisted on both the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO).For more information,

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative ActionEmployer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, includingminorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities areencouraged to apply.

This position directs and assigns work to editorial assistants. There is high impact of the exam build tasks performed in this position on the business interests of the company. Any error in completely and accurately building an exam according to content specifications, validation by SMEs, and scoring parameters presents a possible litigious situation upon publication and a resulting risk to the company in terms of financial redress and harm to the company’s standing in the industry. Conducts meetings with subject matter experts to review and write examination items, assembles examinations, uses statistical data to evaluate items, ensures that test schedules are developed and maintained, coordinates content outline publications, and participates in job analyses. In addition, this individual may train and supervise support staff.


Maintain and manage test content (items) and associated elements for accuracy, quality, validity, and Pearson VUE standards; review item banks for law rule changes as necessary.

Plan and conduct test development meetings with clients and SMEs as per contract and needs: training SMEs, revising pools and content outlines based on SME input, developing/revising content as needed, assisting in standard setting studies as necessary.

Adhere to established QC processes and guidelines, ensuring accuracy of test content components, item set selection per specs and SME input, psychometric input and scoring parameters

Exercise full-cycle project management of multiple programs and program deliverables.

Assist in startup process for new clients.

Assist in training of test development staff, including bi-monthly internal team trainings, and serve as a content development resource within Pearson VUE.

Internal Communication: Work with members of testing services teams and other company teams, providing timely & complete input on monthly and ad hoc reports, documentation, projects, teams, and meetings.

Other duties as assigned


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred

  • Experience as test developer, related course work, or direct applicable experience in the licensed field required

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Passionate about quality

  • Proofreading and troubleshooting skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines.

  • Strong facilitation and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a demanding, goal-oriented environment.

  • Organizational ability, initiative and attention to detail.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.


Primary Location: US-PA-Bala Cynwyd

Other Locations US-MN-Bloomington

Work Locations: US-PA-Bala Cynwyd-3 Bala Plaza 3 Bala Plaza West Suite 300 Bala Cynwyd 19004

Job: Professional Development

Organization: Assessments VUE

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Oct 17, 2016