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Pearson Content Specialist – Science (12 month Limited Term) in Des Moines, Iowa

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.

Content Specialist – Science

Location: Remote - US

Responsibilities:

  • Provide assessment expertise in item and test development planning and customer interactions

  • Facilitate various client committee meetings (content review, data review, etc.) and provide content expertise during those sessions

  • Interpret standards, test blueprints, and item development plans

  • Develop item and test specifications documents

  • Develop and provide training and feedback to item writers based on established standards, cognitive complexity, and best practices for item development

  • Select, assign, and manage subcontracted item and content development

  • Develop and review science test items and scoring materials, including selected response, technology enhanced, and constructed response items for various types of assessments

  • Work as a member of a team to develop, review, and revise ancillary materials

  • Classify test items according to pre-specified content dimensions and ensure the accuracy of item content coding, keying, and item validations

  • Provide source references and copyright research, if needed

  • Facilitate activities related to test construction and review of composed test forms

  • Work with test development managers, other content developers, psychometricians, and other Pearson groups

  • Consult with the client as required, including participation in planning, status, review meetings, etc.

  • Some travel may be required

  • Perform other duties as assigned

As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Pearson provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only , the range of starting pay for this role is $60,000 - $65,000. This position is not bonus eligible, and information on benefits offered is here.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Science, or equivalent education & experience required

  • At least five years’ teaching experience in the field of science required.

  • Some experience in science assessment and/or publishing is preferred

  • Must have outstanding verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work closely with clients

  • Must be able to propose problems/solutions to a variety of audiences

  • Must have excellent planning, organizational, and problem solving skills, and ability to manage personal tasks within a project and schedule, and to adapt to unforeseen and unexpected requests or changes in priorities

  • Must have strong technology skills including working with Microsoft Excel, Adobe Pro, Microsoft Word; and confidence necessary to work with unfamiliar programs

  • Familiarity with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) or other 3-dimentional standards is preferred

  • General knowledge of test development including processing, scoring, and reporting of large-scale assessments is preferred

  • Experience working with technology enhanced items is preferred

  • Basic understanding of xml preferred

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. 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.

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at pearsonplc.com.

Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist company in everything we do. 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 a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.  

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here:  http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html 

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. 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.

Job: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 5182

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