Pearson Test Content Developer - Earth Science/Agriculture in Hadley, Massachusetts
The Evaluation Systems group of Pearson offers dynamic teacher licensing and performance assessment solutions. Our custom teacher licensure testing programs are aligned to state and national standards. We also provide a wide variety of teacher licensure testing services such as test development, administration, and scoring. We work in a collaborative environment and are passionate about education.
The Test Content Developer occupies a professional position within the Test Development Services department. The Test Content Developer is responsible for planning and overseeing the development of Earth Science, Agriculture, and STEM content for educator licensure assessments and related products, including test question development, test design and content development, and quality control. The Earth Science/Agriculture Test Content Developer works closely with other test development staff and content developers.
This position is attached to our Amherst/Hadley, MA office. At this time, staff are working from home; however, the ideal candidate would be located within the geographic area and able to come into the office as needed.
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Writes test questions and other assessment materials for teacher certification tests
Edits assessment materials produced by in-house and consultant staff
Oversees the development of test objectives, test items, practice tests, study guides, and related products for assigned projects
Creates assignments for and supervises the work of in-house and consultant writers
Facilitates the review of test items and objectives with committees of education professionals in a variety of content areas
Stays apprised and knowledgeable of current and developing trends and evidence-based practices in special education at the state and national levels
Creates planning documents, oversees development activities, and coordinates project activities within and outside the department
Uses and can integrate technological resources as management and development tools
Travels on behalf of the company as needed, typically 5-10%, but up to 15%
A bachelor's or master's degree in a field directly related to science, technology/engineering, or science education
Science and STEM teaching experience at the secondary level
Demonstrated knowledge of science and technology with in-depth knowledge in Earth/Space Science and Agriculture
Demonstrated knowledge of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Assessment and/or curriculum development experience with an educational publisher or assessment provider in the areas of science and/or STEM a plus
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated advanced writing, editorial, and research skills
Proficiency with computers and software, including Microsoft Office
Works well independently and in a collaborative team environment
Must be organized, able to set priorities and meet deadlines with high quality work
Must be willing and able to accept constructive feedback and develop new skills
Flexible and able to juggle multiple priorities and adapt to unexpected shifts in priorities
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Job: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Organization: Assessment & Qualifications
Req ID: 2214