Pearson Content Specialist - Mathematics (12 Month Limited Term) in Des Moines, Iowa
Location: Remote - US
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
As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Pearson provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $60,000 - $68,000. This position is not bonus eligible, and information on benefits offered is here.
Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics or Education, or equivalent education & experience required
At least five years’ teaching experience in the field of mathematics required
Some experience in mathematics assessment and/or publishing is 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 strong technology skills including working with Microsoft Excel, Adobe Pro, Microsoft Word; and confidence necessary to work with unfamiliar programs
Familiarity with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS-M) is preferred
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
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Job: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Organization: Assessment & Qualifications
Req ID: 3725