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Pearson Senior Assessment Specialist - Science in Lincoln, Nebraska

We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people. Pearson Senior Assessment Specialists use their subject matter expertise to thoughtfully engage students in real world assessment of content.

Senior Assessment Specialist – Science

Location: Remote - US

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership to science item development teams throughout the entire item development process

  • Provide assessment expertise in item and test development planning and customer interactions

  • Review and develop schedules to accommodate multiple tasks

  • Facilitate various client committee meetings (content review, data review, etc.) and provide content expertise during those sessions

  • Interpret standards to create both test blueprints and item development plans

  • Develop item and test specifications documents

  • Develop and provide training and feedback to item writers based on established standards, cognitive complexity, and best practices for item development

  • Select, assign, and manage subcontracted items and content development

  • Lead, develop, and review science test items and scoring materials, including selected-response, technology-enhanced, and constructed response items for various types of assessments

  • Work as a member of a team to develop, review, and revise ancillary materials

  • Classify test items according to pre-specified content dimensions and ensure the accuracy of item content-coding, keying, and item validations

  • Provide source references and copyright research, if needed

  • Facilitate activities related to test construction and review of composed test forms

  • Work closely with test development managers, other content developers, psychometricians, and other Pearson groups

  • Consult with the client as required, including participation in planning, status, review meetings, etc.

  • Provide support in proposal development

  • Some travel may be required

  • Perform other duties as assigned

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $70,000 - $75,000. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action 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.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in science or equivalent degree required

  • At least five years’ teaching experience in the field of science required

  • At least three years’ experience in large-scale educational measurement

  • Experience leading assessment programs

  • Expertise in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) or other 3-dimentional standards is preferred

  • Professional knowledge of science required

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills

  • General knowledge of all phases of the development, processing, scoring, and reporting of large-scale assessments

  • 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

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at pearsonplc.com.

Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.  

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here:  http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html 

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

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 4974

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