Pearson Senior Assessment Specialist – Mathematics in Remote, Reunion

Senior Assessment Specialist – Mathematics

Description

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.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and review mathematics test items and stimuli, including multiple choice, technology enhanced, extended response, cluster sets, performance-based tasks, and simulations 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

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in education, mathematics or equivalent degree required

  • At least five years’ experience as an elementary or secondary teacher in the field of mathematics required

  • Professional knowledge of mathematics required

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills

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

  • Experience leading assessment programs

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

  • 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

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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-TX-Austin

Other Locations US-IA-Iowa City, US-RE-Remote, US-TX-San Antonio

Work Locations: US-TX-Austin-400 Center Ridge 400 Center Ridge Drive TechRidge Three.2 - Suite 100 Austin 78753

Job: Professional Development

Organization: Assessments School

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Sep 13, 2017

Req ID: 1715069