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Senior Assessment Specialist-Science

Company: Pearson
Location: Jefferson City
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Assessment Specialist-Science - ( 2106629 )


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 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

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

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 science field is required

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

Professional knowledge of science content-specific area required

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

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $70K-80K. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at:

Primary Location : US-RE-Remote

Other Locations : US-TX-Austin, US-IA-Iowa City, US-TX-San Antonio

Work Locations :



Job : Professional Development

Organization : Assessments School

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Manager

Shift : Day Job

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Job Posting : May 12, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2106629

Keywords: Pearson, Jefferson City , Senior Assessment Specialist-Science, Other , Jefferson City, Missouri

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