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Pearson Senior Manager Scoring (Score Definition) in Harlow, United Kingdom

Senior Manager Scoring (Score Definition)


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Educating 100 million people worldwide and with offices in over 30 countries, Pearson is the global leader in educational publishing and qualifications, providing high quality qualifications and print and digital resource programmes to help students of all ages learn at their own pace, in their own way.

Assessment is part of the English and Schools Line of Business which brings together the world’s largest ELT publisher, provision for schools worldwide and high impact assessment solutions. English and Schools offer resources that are uniquely placed to provide an engaging, robust and high quality choice for many learners and centres. Our teams create a range of teaching, learning and assessment resources for deliverers and students of education wherever whenever.

Role Description

Quality Management

The Senior Manager for Scoring will:

  • Work closely with product directors for high stakes testing and proficiency testing to ensure a coherent and consistent approach to score reporting

  • Manage all test development activity in relation to test preparation materials and readiness tests to ensure they align to the scoring of test products

  • Work closely with courseware teams to ensure that test material and scoring align with courseware products and strategy

  • Co-ordinate resources to ensure that the highest standards of scoring is maintained across the assessment portfolio

  • Contribute to test development and revision projects to ensure approaches to scoring are consistent and meet customers’ needs

  • Work with technology partners to ensure any new developments are scalable and fit for purpose

  • Ensure test development resource, both internal and external, is used appropriately to meet the key deliverables of assessment

Customer Service

The Senior Manager for Scoring will:

  • Work closely with customer services function to ensure scoring information is accurate and available to a range of stakeholders

  • Ensure a high standard of customer service by ensuring all external documentation about the test programmes is up-to-date and correct

  • Support investigations and questions relating to scoring

Internal Relationships

The Senior Manager for Scoring will:

  • Report to the Test Develop Director, Assessment

  • Co-ordinates all scoring input into the High Stakes and Proficiency portfolios

  • Work with scoring partners to ensure timely and cost-effective scoring of live and pre-test items

  • Lead for Test Development on all scoring development in relation to products developed for the test portal including any courseware development

Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.

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Qualifications & Experience

  • A Masters degree in Linguistics, TESOL or Educational Measurement

  • Experience of teaching and assessment

  • Technically proficient in statistical software

  • An analytical approach

  • Used to dealing with large sets of data

  • Quality orientated

  • Customer focused

  • Focused on positive outcomes for customers and learners;

  • A team player who is able to build relationships across diverse teams


Primary Location: GB-GB-London

Other Locations GB-GB-Harlow

Work Locations: GB-London-80 Strand 80 Strand London WC2R 0RL

Job: Product Management

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Nov 8, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1911013

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.