Pearson Content Specialist - English Language Learners (12 Months) in Des Moines, Iowa
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.
-Develop and review test items, including proficiency-based tasks, for large-scale English learner assessments across multiple content areas and grades.
-Develop item, passage, and test specifications, item development plans, test blueprints, and other ancillary documents.
-Interpret standards, test blueprints, and item development plans.
-Classify test items according to pre-specified content dimensions and ensure the accuracy of content-coding, keying, and item validations.
-Provide item source references and copyright research.
-Provide content and language support for core content areas.
-Help select, assign, manage, and train item writers and educators.
-Facilitate and support customer meetings and provide language acquisition expertise.
-Facilitate activities related to test construction and review of composed test forms.
-Consult with the customer as required, including participation in planning, status, review meetings, etc.
-Work closely with test development managers, other content developers, psychometricians, and other Pearson groups.
-Perform other duties as assigned.
-Some travel is required.
This is a temporary, full-time, benefits-eligible position.
The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is at least 60k. This position is not bonus eligible. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/ (https://neo.pearson.com/external-link.jspa?url=https%3A%2F%2Fpearsonbenefitsus.com%2F)
-Bachelor's degree in English Education preferred. Bilingual, English as a Second Language or equivalent experience required; Master's degree is desired.
-At least five years of teaching experience is required.
-At least five years of experience in the field of English language acquisition is required.
-Expert knowledge of language acquisition, including national trends and regulations, required.
-Must have outstanding verbal and written communication skills and must be able to identify problems and provide solutions to a variety of audiences including both sophisticated and naive customers.
-Must have excellent planning, organizational, and problem-solving skills and the ability to coordinate multiple activities and adapt to unexpected requests.
-Must have strong technology skills including working with Microsoft Suite and Adobe Pro, and confidence necessary to work with unfamiliar programs.
-Some experience in large-scale educational measurement is preferred.
-General knowledge of all phases of the development, processing, scoring, and reporting of large-scale assessments is preferred.
Job: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Organization: Assessments School
Req ID: 1104