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Pearson Test Content Developer - School Administration (Hadley, MA) in Hadley, Massachusetts

Test Content Developer - School Administration (Hadley, MA)

Description

Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in more than 180 countries, where we validate the skills and knowledge of millions of individuals every year.

Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson, the world's leading learning company with global-reach and market-leading businesses. Pearson is listed on both the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO).

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 managing the development of assessments and related products for school administration and educational leadership certification (e.g., principal, superintendent). The Test Content Developer's duties include test question development, test design and content development, and quality control. The School Administration Test Content Developer works closely with other test development staff and content developers.

This position is a 12 month LIMITED TERM position. It is located in Amherst/Hadley, MA office. Remote work is not offered at this time.

* PLEASE SUBMIT A COVER LETTER WITH YOUR RESUME WHEN APPLYING

Primary Responsibilities

  • Writes test questions for school administration and educational leadership certification tests

  • Edits test questions and other 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 school administration and educational leadership certification 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 standards and trends in the field of school administration and educational leadership at the state and national level

Additional Responsibilities

  • Creates planning documents, organizes staff, 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, up to 15%

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Successful experience in working as a public school administrator and expertise in the professional roles and responsibilities of School Principals, District Superintendents, and/or other administrator and educational leadership fields

  • A graduate degree or equivalent in a field directly related to school administration and educational leadership

  • Familiarity with current national standards (e.g., Professional Standards for Educational Leadership, National Educational Leadership Preparation Program Recognition Standards) and with current research in educational administration, instructional leadership, school-community relations, and related fields

  • Educational leadership and/or administration experience at the elementary, middle school, and/or high school level highly desirable

  • Knowledge of general pedagogy and additional content areas, including recent teaching experience, a plus

  • Assessment and/or curriculum development experience with an educational publisher or assessment provider a plus

  • Editorial experience a plus

Skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated advanced writing, editorial, and research skills

  • Proficiency with computers and software, including Microsoft Office

  • Works well in 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 adapt to unexpected shifts in priorities

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-MA-Hadley

Work Locations: US-MA-Hadley-300 Venture Way 300 Venture Way Hadley 01035

Job: Professional Development

Organization: Assessments VUE

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jun 12, 2020

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2001225

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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