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Content Specialist (English Language Arts)

    As a Content Specialist within the Asset Creation team, you will work as both a ELA content and assessment expert to develop K-12 assessments for our state and district clients. Our team develops standards-based assessments for students across the United States. We collaborate with education departments, committees of educators, and business partners to develop assessments of learning that are accessible to all students. We are looking for flexible and creative content experts to join our team.

    Responsibilities:

    Develop and review ELA test items, and passages, including multiple choice, technology enhanced, extended response, performance-based tasks, and simulations across multiple grade levels for large-scale assessments
    Help develop item, passage, and test specifications, item development plans, test blueprints, and other ancillary documents
    Help select, assign, manage, and train item/passage writers and educators to develop items based on standards, cognitive complexity, and item development best practices
    Facilitate and support customer meetings and provide content 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, et.
    Work closely with test development managers, other content developers, psychometricians, and other Pearson groups
    Perform other duties as assigned
    Some travel required

    Compensation at Pearson is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific location. As required by the Colorado, California, Washington State, New York State, and New York City laws, the pay range for this position is as follows:

    The minimum full-time salary range is between $60,000 – $70,000.

    This position is not bonus eligible, and information on benefits offered is here.

    Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree in education, English, or equivalent experience required
    Five years’ experience as an elementary or secondary teacher in the field of ELA preferred
    Professional knowledge of ELA and educational trends 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
    Outstanding oral and written communication skills
    Ability to creatively and flexibly address challenges with a variety of audiences
    Excellent planning, organizational, and problem-solving skills and the ability to work on multiple activities and adapt to unexpected events
    Skill in basic software tools and technology and the confidence necessary to work with unfamiliar programs

    What to expect from Pearson

    Did you know Pearson is one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022?

    At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets.

    To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we also have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer.

    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 creating a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

    Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. 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. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

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