Pearson Content Specialist - Social Studies in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Pearson Content and Assessment Specialists use their subject matter expertise to thoughtfully engage students in real-world assessment of content.
Develop and review social studies test items, including multiple-choice, technology-enhanced, extended response, cluster sets, and performance-based tasks across multiple grade levels for large-scale assessments
Help develop item and test specifications, item development plans, test blueprints, and other ancillary documents
Help select, assign, manage, and train item/stimuli writers and educators to develop items based on standards, cognitive complexity, and item development best practices
Facilitate and support customer meetings and provide social studies assessment expertise
Facilitate activities related to test construction and review of composed test forms
Consult with the customer as required, including participation in planning, status, review meetings, etc.
Work closely with test development managers, other content developers, psychometricians, and other Pearson groups
Perform other duties as assigned
Some travel required
The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is at least 65k. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/
Qualifications - Internal
Bachelor's degree in education, specific content area in social studies, or equivalent degree required
At least five years’ experience as an elementary or secondary teacher in social studies required
Professional knowledge of a specific social studies content-area required
Outstanding oral and written communication skills required
Some experience in large-scale educational measurement preferred
General knowledge of all phases of the development, processing, scoring, and reporting of large-scale assessments preferred
Ability to identify problems and provide 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
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: Assessments School
Req ID: 1274