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Pearson Associate Test Publisher in Madison, Wisconsin

Associate Test Publisher

Description

Pearson is the world's leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries helping people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives. We have a simple mission: to help people make more of their lives through learning.

Pearson provides a range of education products and services to institutions, governments and direct to individual learners that help people everywhere aim higher and fulfill their true potential. 

Pearson VUE is a business within Pearson PLC and 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 175 countries.

The Associate Test Publisher (ATP) is responsible for a range of duties in relation to the publishing and quality assurance of the exams of Pearson VUE’s clients.

The ATP is accountable to management and is responsible for assisting Test Publishers with various tasks in the test publishing process. These include building exams, basic exam development functionality, pricing and some workflow management. The ATP will be also be responsible for assisting Test Publishing Quality Assurance analysts with quality assurance checks. As the ATP will sometimes work across both Test Publishing and Test Publishing Quality Assurance functions, they will undertake to commit to preserving the independence of each function and will not work on the same exam within each function.

Key Responsibilities

  • To build exams in line with sponsor specifications, and publish them to the Pearson VUE testing system.

  • Use software for administering, scoring and interpreting Pearson VUE’s testing system and client exams.

  • Through liaison with the wider Exam Services team, ensure the highest quality standards for all testing materials.

  • Proactively plan for the attainment of future goals.

  • Effective and timely completion of personal objectives, requested reports and administration projects as assigned by team leader.

All employees have a responsibility to co-operate in promoting and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment, and to take reasonable care of their own health and safety at work and that of all other staff that may be affected by their acts or omissions. Line managers have specific responsibility for the health and safety of their direct reports and other team members for which they have general management responsibility.

All employees are also responsible for supporting and implementing the company’s policies and procedures around the Health and Safety, Security, Quality and Business Continuity arrangements that apply in their role/work function. Full details of these policies and procedures are available on SharePoint.

Key Activities

  • Use proprietary and general software tools to data load and build tests to client specification, and publish them to the Pearson VUE testing system.

  • Conduct Quality Assurance tasks and reviews of exams for consistency with source files.

  • Ensure that the test output matches the test specification with regard to the accuracy of scoring, documenting discrepancies using standard forms and procedures when necessary.

  • Provide detailed, timely, efficient tracking and reporting on all assigned projects.

The anticipated starting hourly wage for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $48,000. This position is not eligible to participate in an incentive program.

Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/

Qualifications

Essential Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent industry-related experience.

  • Experience and understanding of software programming, testing and quality assurance concepts.

  • Experience of Microsoft Office products and technologies, including MS Excel and Word.

  • A keen attention to detail with a logical and common sense approach to objectives, goals and projects.

  • Excellent time management, organizational and prioritization skills

  • Experience of working in a highly pressured environment.

  • Proven outstanding level and knowledge of English language (written and oral). The ability to successfully communicate to all audience types and across multiple cultures.

Desirable Experience & Qualifications

  • XML, HTML, Java or other scripting language experience preferred.

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.

Primary Location: US-RE-Remote

Work Locations: US-Remote Remote

Job: Professional Development

Organization: Assessments VUE

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jan 14, 2021

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2011681

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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