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Pearson Senior Assessment Specialist -English Language Arts in Augusta, Maine

Senior Assessment Specialist -English Language Arts

Description

We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment,powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

Responsibilities:

Development and review of English Language Arts items for large-scale assessments; evaluation of passages for use in large-scale assessments; interpretation of blueprints, and the construction of operational and field tests.

  • Involvement in standards interpretation, application of best practices in item and test development, facilitation of committees, and alignment determinations.

  • Position requires skills in grammar, editing, and communications with internal and external customers.

  • Facilitate, maintain and oversee content development in English Language Arts, Reading, Writing and/or Communications (Listening/Speaking); item writing and item and data review sessions; and provides content expertise during those sessions as necessary.

  • Develop item, passage, and test specifications documents as necessary. Assist in developing and conducting the item-writer training for development workshops. Perform passage research according to required specifications as needed.

  • Select, assign and manage subcontracted item and content development via item writers.

  • Review and edit test items developed by contractors during the item writing and review workshops.

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

  • Provide references in support of the use of each item (i.e. for the correct response and the incorrect response alternatives) as well as source references and copyright research.

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

  • Participate in test construction activities, including meeting statistical requirements, developing operational and embedded field test items, etc.

  • Work closely with Test Development Managers, other Content Developers, Psychometricians, and across group users of assessment content.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Some travel required for project-related meetings as necessary.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in English, English Literature, Education, or equivalent education & experience required; Master's degree desired.

  • At least 5 years experience in English education required.

  • Minimum 3 yrs. assessment experience with 1 yr. of content development experience.

  • Ability to devise solutions to complex assessment issues with internal and external clients.

  • Ability to convey complex concepts to a variety of audiences (internal, external, naive, sophisticated).

  • Knowledge of and comfort with psychometric principles.

  • Ability to construct test design covering field test and operational tests across years.

  • Some experience in large-scale educational measurement, especially item development, strongly preferred.

  • Must have outstanding verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to provide problems/solutions to a variety of audiences including both sophisticated and naive customers.

  • Excellent project planning and organizational skills required, including the ability to coordinate a project and individuals and to adapt to unforeseen and unexpected requests or changes in priorities.

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

Work Locations: US-Remote Remote

Job: Professional Development

Organization: Assessments School

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Nov 5, 2020

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2009379

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.

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