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Content Specialist - Science

Company: Pearson
Location: Springfield
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Job Description:

Content Specialist- Science Job Description
As a Content Specialist - Science within the Asset Creation team, you will work as both a 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 learningthat are accessible to all students. We are looking for flexible and creative content experts to join our team.
Responsibilities:
Develop and review science test items, including multiple choice, technology enhanced, extended response, cluster sets, 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, etc.
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 $65,000 - $75,000.
This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, and information on benefits offered is---here.
Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in education, science, or equivalent experience required
Five years' experience as an elementary or secondary teacher in the field of science preferred
Professional knowledge of content-specific area and educational trends required
Expertise in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) or other 3-dimentional standards preferred---
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 have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.
We value the power of an inclusive culture and also 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 building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.
Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are 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.
To learn more about Pearson's commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.
If you are an individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career site as a result of your disability, you may request reasonable accommodations by emailing ppsmhr@pearson.com.
Note that the information you provide will stay confidential and will be stored securely. It will not be seen by those involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process.
Job: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Organization: Assessment & Qualifications
Schedule: FULL_TIME
Req ID: 13758
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Keywords: Pearson, Springfield , Content Specialist - Science, Other , Springfield, Illinois

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