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Pearson Content Specialist - Social Studies in Montpelier, Vermont

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.

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.

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: Assessments School

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 1274

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