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Specialist Content Development-Mathematics

Company: Pearson
Location: Salem
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Specialist Content Development-Mathematics - ( 2107399 )


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.

  • Develop and review content-specific test items and stimuli, including multiple choice, technology enhanced, extended response, cluster sets, performance-based tasks, and simulations across multiple grade levels for large-scale assessment

  • Generate and implement asset specifications, item development plans, test blueprints, test designs, and other ancillary documents

  • Develop items and assessments based on accessibility considerations

  • 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 and assessment expertise

  • Facilitate committee/client meetings related to asset and data review, test construction, and review of composed test forms

  • Participate in committee/client meetings related to achievement-level descriptors, standard setting, and technical advisory committees

  • Lead initiatives that support the improvement of Pearson's ability to deliver quality assets and assessments

  • Provide industry-level leadership related to a specific content area and assessment

  • Support new projects and struggling project teams and individuals in determining needs, planning a course of action, and guiding follow-through actions

  • Apply national and international trends to specific content areas and assessments

  • Lead research activities, including conference presentations and the publication of white papers

  • Create and deliver professional development activities for educators and/or other professionals (e.g., the interpretation of assessment results, the development of assessments for a variety of purposes, and instructional or curricular relationships to assessment)

  • Co-lead or lead proposals and design solutions that meet the requirements of the proposal (e.g., text, sample items, solutions, training, costs)

  • Collaborate across Pearson functional groups

  • Develop, promote, and maintain long-term collaborative relationships with clients and key stakeholders in a testing program

  • Communicate the principles of assessment to a wide variety of audiences

  • Act in a supervisory role, including mentoring Content Specialist and Assessment Specialist staff and providing feedback on performance

  • Provide content-area leadership

  • 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 $85k. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: 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.


  • Bachelor's degree in education, mathematics, or equivalent degree required; master's degree desired

  • At least seven years' experience as an elementary or secondary teacher in the field of content-specific area required

  • At least five years' assessment experience, with three or more years of content development experience required

  • Knowledge of all phases of the development, processing, scoring, and reporting of large-scale assessments required

  • Experience leading a test development team and providing feedback to improve the contributions of team members required

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills and the ability to identify problems and provide solutions to a variety of audiences required

  • Excellent planning, organizational, and problem-solving skills and the ability to coordinate multiple activities and adapt to unexpected events required

  • Skilled 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

Primary Location : US-RE-Remote

Work Locations :



Job : Professional Development

Organization : Assessments School

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Job Posting : May 27, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2107399

Keywords: Pearson, Salem , Specialist Content Development-Mathematics, Other , Salem, Oregon

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