Pearson Senior Assessment Specialist — English Language Arts in Des Moines, Iowa
Pearson Senior Assessment Specialists use their subject matter expertise to thoughtfully engage students in real-world assessment of content.
Develop and review English language arts test items and stimuli, including multiple-choice, technology-enhanced, extended response, and performance-based tasks 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
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 $70,000 - $75,000. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, and information on benefits offered is here.
Bachelor's degree in English, English literature, education, or equivalent field required
At least five years' experience as an elementary or secondary teacher in ELA or reading required
At least three years of experience in large-scale educational measurement required
Professional knowledge of ELA education and assessment trends required
Outstanding oral and written communication skills required
Experience leading assessment programs strongly preferred
General knowledge of all phases of the development, processing, scoring, and reporting of large-scale assessments required
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
Equal Employment Opportunity
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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Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.
Job: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Organization: Assessment & Qualifications
Req ID: 909