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Senior Assessment Specialist - Alternate Assessment

Company: Pearson
Location: Salem
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Assessment Specialist - Alternate Assessment - ( 2107491 )


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.

  • Develop and review test items and stimuli, including multiple choice, technology enhanced, extended response, cluster sets, performance-based tasks, and simulations for students with cognitive disabilities across multiple content areas and grade levels for large-scale alternate assessments

  • 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

  • Convey assessment information to customers (e.g., review and judge assets, asset quality, content standards, content limits, and constructed tests in order to achieve assessment goals)

  • Contribute to proposal solutions through drafting test designs and authoring text

  • Lead teams of Assessment Specialists in the design and implementation of high-stakes assessment programs

  • 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 candidates expressing interest in this position is $70K-$78K. 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 or related field with teaching certification in special education required; Master's degree is desired

  • At least five years teaching experience as an elementary or secondary teacher including experience working with special education students required

  • Expert knowledge of special education, including national trends and regulations, and professional knowledge of alternate assessments required

  • Must have experience working with students in inclusion or resource settings, and experience with modifying curriculum for students with cognitive disabilities. Some experience with low-incidence, self-contained classrooms or life-skills student populations desired

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills

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

  • Experience leading assessment programs

  • 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

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 24, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2107491

Keywords: Pearson, Salem , Senior Assessment Specialist - Alternate Assessment, Other , Salem, Oregon

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